- European project
Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) power everything from portable electronics to electric cars. Since the first one was launched nearly 30 years ago, they have continued to evolve to support rapid innovation of the products that depend on them. A critical bottleneck in today’s LIBs is the cathode material. Cathodes based on nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) are among the most promising. These materials could significantly reduce costs and enable longer driving ranges for tomorrow’s electric vehicles. The EU-funded DEFACTO project plans to turbocharge the development of next-generation LIBs for the automotive market with a comprehensive open-source modelling tool. Using experimental data from two existing NMC cells to optimise algorithms, the platform promises to reduce development time and cost while enhancing performance and durability.
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GIGAGREEN proposes a structured research plan to develop and scale up novel electrode and cell component manufacturing processes that follow a Design to Manufacture approach in line with Europe’s strategic goal of becoming a global leader in the Li-ion battery value chain. This means that GIGAGREEN seeks for the minimum environmental impact and energy consumption, cell designs which facilitate the re-use and disassembly, increase of the cost-efficiency and safety of processes and products, and high-throughput technologies able to be easily scaled up and automated in the context of industry 4.0/5.0 gigafactories
RELiEF sets out with the clear goal of reducing lithium waste by more than 70% through the use of previously unused secondary lithium sources.
Delivering the 3b generation of LNMO cells for the xEV market of 2025 and beyond. The development of better materials for use in rechargeable batteries is vital for the future of the electric vehicle market.
Advanced material solutions for safer and long-lasting high capacity Cobalt Free Batteries for stationary storage applications. Objectif : making Europe less dependent on raw materials.