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Advanced, High Performance, Polymer Lithium Batteries for Electrochemical Storage

Objective

This project aims to the development at an initial industrial level of an advanced, lithium ion battery for efficient application in the sustainable vehicle market. The basic structure of this battery involves a lithium-metal (tin)-carbon, Sn-C, alloy anode, a lithium nickel manganese oxide, LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4, cathode and a ceramic-added, gel-type membrane electrolyte. This battery is expected to meet the target of the topic that calls for innovative developments of lithium-based, automotive energy storage technologies improving energy density, cycle life, cost, sustainability and safety. To confirm this expectation, a strong European consortium exploiting the complementary experience of various interconnected unities, involving academic laboratories and industrial companies, has been established. The academic partners will address the work on the optimization of the basic, electrochemical properties of the electrode and electrolyte materials, while the industrial partners will focus on the determination of battery key aspects, such as: i) the value of energy density under a large size capacity configuration, ii) the definition of the safety by abuse test procedure protocols, iii) the overall cost, iv) the environmental sustainability and v) the recycling process. It is expected that these combined efforts will lead to the industrial production of a battery having an energy density of the order of 300 Wh/kg, a cost considerably lower than batteries already on the market, environmental compatibility and highly reduced safety hazard. In synthesis, this project compares well with others in progress worldwide for the development of lithium batteries directed to an efficient application in the sustainable vehicle market.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

FP7-2010-GC-ELECTROCHEMICAL-STORAGE
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

SAPIENZA INNOVAZIONE CONSORZIO
Address
Viale Regina Elena 295 Pal Uff Complesso Regina Elena
00161 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 205 932
Administrative Contact
Marina Busi (Ms.)

Participants (11)

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 646 318
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Annika Hofling (Ms.)
CHEMETALL GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 68 038
Address
Trakehner Strasse 3
60487 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ulrich Wietelmann (Dr.)
ENI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 99 360
Address
Piazzale Mattei Enrico 1
00144 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cesarina Bonfanti (Ms.)
ETC Battery and FuelCells Sweden AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 340 696
Address
Alevägen 47
44911 Nol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Aronsson (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 847 654
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefania Panero (Prof.)
SAES GETTERS S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 164 785
Address
Viale Italia 77
20020 Lainate (Mi)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Ferlino (Ms.)
Stena Metall AB

Participation ended

Sweden
Address
(Box 4088)
400 40 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elisabeth Lundström (Ms.)
ZENTRUM FUR SONNENENERGIE- UND WASSERSTOFF-FORSCHUNG BADEN-WURTTEMBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 586 339
Address
Meitnerstrasse 1
70563 Stuttgart
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Margret Wohlfahrt-Mehrens (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO DI CHIETI-PESCARA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 163 003
Address
Via Dei Vestini 31
66013 Chieti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fausto Croce (Prof.)
STENA RECYCLING INTERNATIONAL AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 97 980
Address
Fiskhamngsgatan 8B
400 40 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marta Bergfors (Ms.)
ROCKWOOD LITHIUM GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 112 193
Address
Trakenhner Strasse 3
60487 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Blechschmied (Mr.)