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High energy lithium sulphur cells and batteries

Objective

Lithium sulphur batteries (LSB) are viable candidate for commercialisation among all post Li-ion battery technologies due to their high theoretical energy density and cost effectiveness. Despites many efforts, there are remaining issues that need to be solved and this will provide final direction of LSB technological development. Some of technological aspects, like development of host matrices, interactions of host matrix with polysulphides and interactions between sulphur and electrolyte have been successfully developed within Eurolis project. Open porosity of the cathode, interactions between host matrices and polysulphides and proper solvatation of polysulphides turned to be important for complete utilisation of sulphur, however with this approach didn’t result long term cycling. Additionally we showed that effective separation between electrodes enables stable cycling with excellent coulombic efficiency. The remaining issues are mainly connected with a stability of lithium anode during cycling, with engineering of complete cell and with questions about LSB cells implementation into commercial products (ageing, safety, recycling, battery packs). Instability of lithium metal in most of conventional electrolytes and formation of dendrites due to uneven distribution of lithium upon the deposition cause several difficulties. Safety problems connected with dendrites and low coulombic efficiency with a constant increase of inner resistance due to electrolyte degradation represent main technological challenges. From this point of view, stabilisation of lithium metal will have an impact on safety issues. Stabilised interface layer is important from view of engineering of cathode composite and separator porosity since this is important parameter for electrolyte accommodation and volume expansion adjustment. Finally the mechanism of LSB ageing can determine the practical applicability of LSB in different applications.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMP-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-NMP-GV-2014

Coordinator

KEMIJSKI INSTITUT
Net EU contribution
€ 1 030 674,00
Address
Hajdrihova 19
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

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Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 1 030 674,00

Participants (16)

SAFT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 888 887,75
Address
26 Quai Charles Pasqua
92300 Levallois Perret

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 888 887,75
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 811 375,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 811 375,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITE DE PICARDIE JULES VERNE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 153 250,00
Address
Chemin Du Thil
80025 Amiens

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Region
Hauts-de-France Picardie Somme
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 153 250,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITE DE PAU ET DES PAYS DE L'ADOUR
France
Net EU contribution
€ 91 875,00
Address
Avenue De L'universite
64000 Pau

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Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Pyrénées-Atlantiques
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 91 875,00
SOLVIONIC
France
Net EU contribution
€ 298 500,00
Address
11 Che Des Silos
31100 Toulouse

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 298 500,00
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 632 559,00
Address
-
412 96 Goteborg

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Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 632 559,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 680 625,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Research Organisations
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€ 680 625,00
PICOSUN OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 235 000,00
Address
Tietotie 3
02150 Espoo

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 235 000,00
WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 751 510,00
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Münster Münster, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 751 510,00
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 173 000,00
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 173 000,00
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 703 750,00
Address
C/ Jardins De Les Dones De Negre 1
08930 Sant Adria De Besos

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 703 750,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

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Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ACCUREC-RECYCLING GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 597 406,25
Address
Bataverstr 21
47809 Krefeld

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Krefeld, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 597 406,25
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 679 625,00
Other funding
€ 679 625,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT INDUSTRIEL ET DES RISQUES - INERIS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 117 662,50
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
60550 Verneuil En Halatte

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Hauts-de-France Picardie Oise
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 117 662,50
PSA AUTOMOBILES SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 128 652,50
Address
2/10 Boulevard De L'europe
78300 Poissy

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Yvelines
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 128 652,50