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Materials for Ageing Resistant Li-ion High Energy Storage for the Electric Vehicle

Materials for Ageing Resistant Li-ion High Energy Storage for the Electric Vehicle

Objective

MARS-EV aims to overcome the ageing phenomenon in Li-ion cells by focusing on the development of high-energy electrode materials (250 Wh/kg at cell level) via sustainable scaled-up synthesis and safe electrolyte systems with improved cycle life (> 3000 cycles at 100%DOD). Through industrial prototype cell assembly and testing coupled with modelling MARS-EV will improve the understanding of the ageing behaviour at the electrode and system levels. Finally, it will address a full life cycle assessment of the developed technology.

MARS-EV proposal has six objectives:
(i) synthesis of novel nano-structured, high voltage cathodes (Mn, Co and Ni phosphates and low-cobalt, Li-rich NMC) and high capacity anodes (Silicon alloys and interconversion oxides);
(ii) development of green and safe, electrolyte chemistries, including ionic liquids, with high performance even at ambient and sub-ambient temperature, as well as electrolyte additives for safe high voltage cathode operation;
(iii) investigation of the peculiar electrolyte properties and their interactions with anode and cathode materials;
(iv) understanding the ageing and degradation processes with the support of modelling, in order to improve the electrode and electrolyte properties and, thus, their reciprocal interactions and their effects on battery lifetime;
(v) realization of up to B5 format pre-industrial pouch cells with optimized electrode and electrolyte components and eco-designed durable packaging; and
(vi) boost EU cell and battery manufacturers via the development of economic viable and technologically feasible advanced materials and processes, realization of high-energy, ageing-resistant, easily recyclable cells.

MARS-EV brings together partners with complementary skills and expertise, including industry covering the complete chain from active materials suppliers to cell and battery manufacturers, thus ensuring that developments in MARS-EV will directly improve European battery production capacities.
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FUNDACION CIDETEC

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Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 864 320,29

Administrative Contact

Jon Lacunza (Mr.)

Participants (17)

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WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER

Germany

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 613 991

JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 351 867

SGL CARBON GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 97 980

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 322 160

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 391 672

SOLVIONIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 301 424

LITHOPS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 249 570

CELAYA,EMPARANZA Y GALDOS INTERNACIONAL, S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 51 531,31

CENTRE TECHNIQUE DE L INDUSTRIE DESPAPIERS CARTONS ET CELLULOSES

France

EU Contribution

€ 395 255

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 474 882

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 476 994,40

OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 346 480

RECUPYL SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 380 025

JOHNSON MATTHEY BATTERY SYSTEMS ENGINEERING LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 160 800

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 766 520

LITHOPS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 329 562

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 609201

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2013

  • End date

    30 September 2017

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 097 135,84

  • EU contribution

    € 6 575 034

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION CIDETEC

Spain