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Electrolyte, Cathode and Anode Improvements for Market-near Next-generation Lithium Ion Batteries

Objective

The success of electric vehicles in the mass market depends on the development of high-energy batteries at a competitive price. The research efforts of the past decade have continuously improved the energy densities of batteries, yet electric vehicles have only gradually made their way into the market. A combined surge in both consumer demand and industrial “push” is now on the verge of prompting a significant market uptake.

eCAIMAN will develop a more powerful battery by modifying and improving individual components and technologies to result in a significant overall improvement of the cell. Key innovations include a 5V high- voltage spinel, a high- capacity composite anode, and a stable high- voltage electrolyte. Their cumulative effect will improve total cell capacity by at least 20%.

eCAIMAN will not develop high risk / high gain components, due to the higher the risk of failure. This will ensure the success of the project and deliver a market- near product, while at the same time achieving the goals of the call.

eCAIMAN scale-up is designed with existing European production technologies and inexpensive materials mined in Europe, thereby reducing the final battery price. The battery is developed in collaboration with large European light, medium and heavy duty vehicle manufacturers, allowing eCAIMAN to address a broad scope of real end-user demands.

eCAIMAN will develop a truly European high-performance battery ready for implementation in the global market.

Call for proposal

H2020-GV-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 939 842,40

Participants (16)

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 319 950
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 408 750
Address
Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 929 331
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 376 750
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUTEMA GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 210 000
Address
Lindengasse 43 13
1070 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION CIDETEC
Spain
EU contribution
€ 541 489,26
Address
Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
IMERYS GRAPHITE & CARBON SWITZERLAND SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Strada Industriale
6743 Bodio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LITHOPS SRL

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 13 392,25
Address
Strada Del Portone 61
10137 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SAMSUNG SDI BATTERY SYSTEMS GMBH

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Frikusweg 1
8141 Zettling
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THINKSTEP GMBH IN LIQU.

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 2 251,41
Address
Hutteldorfer Strasse 63-65 8
1150 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PIAGGIO & C S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 361 250
Address
Viale Rinaldo Piaggio 25
56025 Pontedera
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 308 075
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 457 156,25
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 394 143,75
Address
Gotaverksgatan 10
405 08 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LITHOPS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 463 364,59
Address
Centro Aziendale Quercete Snc
81016 San Potito Sannitico
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPHERA SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 81 498,59
Address
Hauptstrasse 111-113
70771 Leinfelden-echterdingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)