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Fast Rechargeable Zinc-Polymer Battery based on Ionic Liquids

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 226655

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2009

  • End date

    31 January 2013

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 474 872,60

  • EU contribution

    € 2 400 000

Coordinated by:

C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED

United Kingdom

Objective

Current battery technologies for hybrid (HEVs) and small electric vehicles (EVs) have technological, cost or environmental limitations. Despite this, the global market for HEVs and EVs is growing rapidly and is expected to top $2billion by 2015. The PolyZion project will create a new class of fast rechargeable zinc-polymer battery for hybrid and small electric vehicle applications. The research programme combines fundamental material and process advances in ionic liquids, rechargeable zinc electrodes, ultra-fast pulse charge injection techniques and conducting polymers, as well as constructing prototypes battery units for industry standard testing. The resulting battery device will be low cost, have low environmental impact and have the energy and power density necessary to compete will alternative battery technologies inthe HEV and EV markets. PolyZion is a European-led consortium combining world-class research organisations in ionic liquids, conducting polymers, zinc deposition, pulse charging and batteries, as well as SME partners with expertise in technology development and specialised materials, and large industrial partners with industrial experience of battery manufacture and state-of-the-art testing facilities. The consortium also includes 2 organisations with world-class research expertise from an Emerging Economy (Russia) and a High Income (Canada) countries outside the EU.

Coordinator

C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED

Address

Capenhurst Technology Park
Ch1 6eh Chester

United Kingdom

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 459 083

Administrative Contact

Steven Brewer (Dr.)

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 471 609

FUNDACION CIDETEC

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 406 108

CELAYA,EMPARANZA Y GALDOS INTERNACIONAL, S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 150 000

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 225 000

KEMA NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

A.E. FAVORSKY IRKUTSK INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTRY, SIBERIAN BRANCH OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 124 200

HYDRO-QUEBEC

Canada

EU Contribution

€ 269 000

RESCOLL

France

EU Contribution

€ 195 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 226655

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2009

  • End date

    31 January 2013

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 474 872,60

  • EU contribution

    € 2 400 000

Coordinated by:

C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED

United Kingdom

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