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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 653331

  • Start date

    1 May 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 126 698,50

  • EU contribution

    € 5 807 244,50

Coordinated by:

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Austria

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.

Coordinator

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Address

Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien

Austria

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 939 842,40

Participants (17)

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 319 950

ARKEMA FRANCE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 408 750

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 929 331

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 376 750

EUTEMA GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 210 000

FUNDACION CIDETEC

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 541 489,26

IMERYS GRAPHITE & CARBON SWITZERLAND SA

Switzerland

LITHOPS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 13 392,25

MAGNA STEYR BATTERY SYSTEMS GMBH & CO OG

Austria

SAMSUNG SDI BATTERY SYSTEMS GMBH

Austria

THINKSTEP GMBH IN LIQU.

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 2 251,41

PIAGGIO & C S.P.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 361 250

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 308 075

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 457 156,25

VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 394 143,75

LITHOPS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 463 364,59

SPHERA SOLUTIONS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 81 498,59

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 653331

  • Start date

    1 May 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 126 698,50

  • EU contribution

    € 5 807 244,50

Coordinated by:

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Austria