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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.

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)

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CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 646 318

CHEMETALL GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 68 038

ENI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 99 360

ETC Battery and FuelCells Sweden AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 340 696

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 847 654

SAES GETTERS S.P.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 164 785

Stena Metall AB

Sweden

ZENTRUM FUR SONNENENERGIE- UND WASSERSTOFF-FORSCHUNG BADEN-WURTTEMBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 586 339

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO DI CHIETI-PESCARA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 163 003

STENA RECYCLING INTERNATIONAL AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 97 980

ROCKWOOD LITHIUM GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 112 193

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 265644

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2011

  • End date

    31 May 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 601 443

  • EU contribution

    € 3 332 298

Coordinated by:

SAPIENZA INNOVAZIONE CONSORZIO

Italy