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Materials for high energy accumulators in traction and tools

Objective

A.1.2. Project summary
The overall objective of the MAHEATT project is to develop a prototype cost-effective lithium-ion high energy battery technology with electrode performances well beyond the current state-of-the-art, with automotive applications (hybrid vehicles and electric traction) and hand held tools as application target areas. This will be achieved by innovative synthesis and design of radically improved cathode materials and by optimizing kinetics and stability through nanostructuring of all electroactive materials (EAMs) and components. Main objectives are:
• To design synthesis routes and novel electroactive materials for the cathode and for the anode with a much higher specific capacity compared to present EAMs;
• To design the EAMs in nanoscopic form to provide a faster kinetics;
• To coat the EAMs by a porous conductive layer to suppress undesired (electro-)catalysis and to enhance electronic conductivity;
• To optimize binding and assembly of the EAMs into a nanoporous network forming an excellent percolation system for Li-ions and for the electrolyte.
The approach is highly cross-disciplinary, with partnership of leading research institutions and leading European industry. The solution to the materials challenges will benefit from integrated feedback between advanced characterization, theory, modelling, synthesis and up-scaling.

The key objective for our target materials and systems in relation to electric traction in the automotive sector is a battery that utilizes at least 1.5 times (i.e. 240 mAh/g) larger charge density than current state-of-the art cathode materials.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-NMP-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 777 600
Administrative Contact
Jørgen Kirksæther (Mr.)

Participants (7)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 631 200
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Reinhard Nesper (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 265 200
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renate Hernichel (Ms.)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 447 500
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irene Walthert (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 244 800
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sven Kreigenfeld (Mr.)
SAFT SA
France
EU contribution
€ 86 977
Address
Rue Sadi Carnot 12
93170 Bagnolet
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Frene (Ms.)
THE SWATCH GROUP RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 43 800
Address
Rue Des Sors 3
2074 Marin Epagnier
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joachim Grupp (Dr.)
BELENOS CLEAN POWER HOLDING AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 48 655
Address
Seevorstadt 6
2502 Biel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joachim Grupp (Dr.)