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Lithium-Air Batteries with split Oxygen Harvesting and Redox processes

Objective

LABOHR aims to develop Ultra High-Energy battery systems for automotive applications making use of lithium or novel alloy anodes, innovative O2 cathode operating in the liquid phase and a novel system for harvesting O2 from air, which can be regenerated during their operative life without need of disassembling. LABOHR has 5 key objectives: (i) development of a green and safe electrolyte chemistry based on non-volatile, non-flammable ionic liquids (ILs); (ii) use of novel nanostructured high capacity anodes in combination with ionic liquid-based electrolytes; (iii) use of novel 3-D nanostructured O2 cathodes making use of IL-based O2 carriers/electrolytes with the goal to understand and improve the electrode and electrolyte properties and thus their interactions; (iv) development of an innovative device capable of harvesting dry O2 from air; and (v) construction of fully integrated rechargeable lithium-Air cells with optimized electrodes, electrolytes, O2-harvesting system and other ancillaries. Accordingly, LABOHR aims to overcome the energy limitation for the application of the present Li-ion technology in electric vehicles with the goal to: 1- perform frontier research and breakthrough work to position Europe as a leader in the developing field of high energy, environmentally benign and safe batteries and to maintain the leadership in the field of ILs; 2- develop appropriate electrolytes and nanostructured electrodes which combination allows to realize ultra-high energy batteries; 3- develop a battery system concept as well as prototypes of the key components (cell and O2-harvesting device) to verify the feasibility of automotive systems with: A) specific energy and power higher than 500 Wh/kg and 200 W/kg; B) coulombic efficiency higher than 99% during cycling; C) cycle life of 1,000 cycles with 40% maximum loss of capacity, cycling between 90% and 10% SOC; and D) evaluate their integration in electric cars and renewable energy systems.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/electric vehicles
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

FP7-2010-GC-ELECTROCHEMICAL-STORAGE
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 564 512,86
Administrative Contact
Katharina Steinberg (Dr.)

Participants (10)

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 251 987,20
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lea Pais (Ms.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 237 142,34
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eusebio Jiménez Arroyo (Mr.)
KIEV NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGIES AND DESIGN
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 168 000
Address
Nemirovich-danchenko Str. 2
01011 Kiev
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Gryschenko (Prof.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 245 453,47
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rosa De Pasquale (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 337 702,75
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yan Qiao (Ms.)
SAES GETTERS S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 238 236,25
Address
Viale Italia 77
20020 Lainate (Mi)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Ferlino
CHEMETALL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 94 221,20
Address
Trakehner Strasse 3
60487 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christoph Hartnig (Dr.)
AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 569 840
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
8020 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guenter Trakowanitsch (Mr.)
VOLKSWAGEN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 160 251,93
Address
Berliner Ring 2
38440 Wolfsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olga Hieb (Ms.)
EUROPEAN RESEARCH SERVICES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 63 380
Address
Roentgenstrasse 19
48149 Muenster
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oliver Panzer (Mr.)