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Innovative Manufacturing Routes for Next Generation Batteries in Europe

Objective

As of today, Europe remains not competitive in terms of Lithium battery cell development and especially manufacturing. This lack of competence and competitiveness could quickly spiral down into a complete loss of this key technology for electrification in the EU.
Thus IMAGE will significantly contribute to sustainably develop the European Li-battery cell manufacturing competence and capability by creating a competitive, production-oriented research & development framework within Europe. A realistic and well-documented roadmap towards the manufacturing of cost-effective and competitive battery cells within Europe will emerge. This will be enforced by establishing a distributed battery cell production base that will be able, after careful upscaling of production, to supply the now burgeoning electric vehicle industry. From this context, the main goal of IMAGE is to push European’s Li-battery industry and academia to take over a leading role in the development and manufacturing of Next Generation Li-Ion cells. IMAGE has the following major objectives:
1) Develop generic production techniques for next generation battery cells based on high specific energy Li-metal battery cells. This will include a modular development approach that will be easy to up-scale while remaining flexible and safer to replace in case of any contingencies and market/ manufacturer configuration changes.
2) Identify energy and resource efficient cell manufacturing technologies and assets tailored to the existent European industrial infrastructure. This will include the identification of bottleneck factors and challenges that could be addressed in the present European industrial context.
3) Develop a progressive, multiple-tier technological and production framework that is able to cope with the inherent technological changes and advancements characteristic to this dynamic field. Thus, there will be several technologies covered by IMAGE, each having different technological maturity level.

Call for proposal

H2020-GV-2017
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

AVL LIST GMBH
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
8020 Graz
Austria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 394 200

Participants (12)

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 495 375
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 281 250
Address
Petuelring 130
80809 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VARTA MICROBATTERY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 380 250
Address
Varta-platz 1
73479 Ellwangen Jagst
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UMICORE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 352 250
Address
Rue Du Marais 31
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 576 250
Address
Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HYDRO-QUEBEC
Canada
EU contribution
€ 339 593,75
Address
75, Boulevard Rene-levesque Ouest
H2Z1A4 Montreal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION COOPERATIVA DE ENERGIAS ALTERNATIVAS FUNDACION, CIC ENERGIGUNE FUNDAZIOA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 375 750
Address
Calle Albert Einstein 48 Parque Tecnologico De Alava
01510 Minano Alava
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION CIDETEC
Spain
EU contribution
€ 499 375
Address
Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 299 920
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 370 562,50
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VARTA STORAGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 238 250
Address
Nurnberger Strasse 65
86720 Nordlingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Manz Italy Srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 345 000
Address
Via San Lorenzo 19
40037 Sasso Marconi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)