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Silicon Alloying Anodes for High Energy Density Batteries comprising Lithium Rich Cathodes and Safe Ionic Liquid based Electrolytes for Enhanced High VoltagE Performance.

Silicon Alloying Anodes for High Energy Density Batteries comprising Lithium Rich Cathodes and Safe Ionic Liquid based Electrolytes for Enhanced High VoltagE Performance.

Objective

Si-DRIVE will develop the next generation of rechargeable Li-ion batteries, allowing for cost competitive mass market EVs by transformative materials and cell chemistry innovations, delivering enhanced safety with superior energy density, cycle life and fast charging capability using sustainable and recyclable components.The technology encompasses amorphous Si coated onto a conductive copper silicide network as the anode with polymer/ionic liquid electrolytes and Li-rich high voltage (Co-free) cathodes via processes that are scalable and demonstrably manufacturable within Europe.The components have been demonstrated at TRL3 through preliminary lab-scale analysis, with a clear component improvement strategy to arrive at a TRL5 prototype demonstration by the end of Si-DRIVE. Comprehensive theoretical and experimental studies will probe and control interfacial processes that have heretofore limited Li-ion technologies to incremental gains, guiding materials design and eliminating capacity fade mechanisms.The Si-DRIVE technology will exceed the stringent demands of EV batteries where safety is paramount, by dramatically improving each component within the accepted Li-ion platform and achieving this in a market competitive process with whole of life considerations. The technology will also demonstrate suitability for 2nd life applications at reduced energy density beyond the primary EV lifetime, prior to cost effective materials recycling, consistent with a circular economy.The Si-DRIVE consortium boasts the required academic and industrial partner expertise to deliver this technology and spans material design and synthesis, electrochemical testing, prototype formation and production method validation, life cycle assessment and recycling process development.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK

Address

National Technological Park, Plassey
- Limerick

Ireland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 075 001,25

Participants (15)

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KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 667 197,50

MEYER BURGER (NETHERLANDS) BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 450 500

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

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 509 747,50

SOLVIONIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 424 062,50

FUNDACION CIDETEC

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 550 500

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 375 000

LITHOPS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 369 500

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 580 312,50

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 486 831,25

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 419 863,75

EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 379 937,50

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 397 250

GEMMATE TECHNOLOGIES SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 309 875

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 401 396,25

ZENTRUM FUR SONNENENERGIE- UND WASSERSTOFF-FORSCHUNG BADEN-WURTTEMBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 602 517,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 814464

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 January 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 999 492,50

  • EU contribution

    € 7 999 492,50

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK

Ireland