In order to improve the penetration of renewable energies, fuel cells and redox flow batteries, the German and Chinese governments are supporting advanced energy conversion and storage technologies.
BATTERY 2030+ is an EU-wide large-scale research initiative. Its goal is to invent sustainable batteries of the future. With a total budget of EUR 40.5 million, seven individual projects for the implementation of ultra-high-performance, reliable, safe, sustainable and inexpensive batteries are being carried out.
BIG-MAP (BATTERY2030 +) aims to reinvent the way science invents batteries. The core task is to develop a material acceleration platform specifically designed for the accelerated discovery of battery materials and interfaces.
CELEST is one of the most ambitious research platforms for electrochemical energy storage worldwide. It combines application-oriented basic research with practical development and innovative production technologies.
The POLiS Cluster of Excellence is developing new battery materials and technology concepts for efficient and sustainable storage of electrical energy. "Post-lithium batteries", batteries that work without lithium, have the potential to store more energy, be safer, and offer a more cost-effective, long-term alternative.
DATABATT researches the integration of horizontal data structures in battery cell production in order to make data and information usable across processes and systems.
The joint EERA program for energy storage is the first Europe-wide program that brings together all important areas of energy storage research. JP ES therefore offers a unique opportunity to coordinate research and development activities in this area.
The aim of the European Magnesium Interactive Battery Community (E-MAGIC) project is to develop new batteries that are more powerful, cheaper and safer than lithium-ion batteries.
The main goal is the investigation and development of high-performance and sustainable battery materials for lithium and lithium-ion batteries of the future generation. The work at the HIU focuses in particular on the development of alternative anode materials, optimized electrolyte systems and environmentally friendly strategies for processing electrodes.
The FESTBATT cluster of competence aims at the production, scale-up and processing of suitable solid electrolytes for future batteries. The work at HIU mainly focuses on the development and study of polymer-based electrolytes with advanced ionic conductivity and electrochemical stability.
The aim of this project is to replace the phosphoric acid electrolyte in the HT-PEFC with proton-conducting ionic liquids. Ionic liquids based on sulfonic acids reduce the oxygen reduction kinetics significantly less than phosphoric acid.
The main goal of the Taiwanese-German joint project HIGHSAFE is the development of key materials for the next generation of high-energy lithium-ion cells that meet the requirements for energy density, service life, safety, sustainability and availability of raw materials.
In the second phase of the HIGHSAFE project, the HIU will focus on the experimental characterization, modeling and simulation of active materials for electrodes in high-energy lithium-ion cells.
The aim of the INFORM project is the design of intelligent battery formation systems to accelerate, reduce process costs and improve the quality of lithium-ion batteries on the basis of AI and digitization in production.
The INZEPRO cluster of competence for intelligent battery cell production focuses on flexible production systems through to the mass production of battery cells.
The aim of this project is to develop a simple method that allows the polymer electrolyte to be built up directly in the cathode material and enables a new cell design. The ion-conducting polymer electrolyte matrix can come into close contact with the active material and take on the function of both the separator and the binder.
The main objective of the LI-ECOSAFE project is to increase the reliability and safety of lithium-ion batteries along the entire development line, from the material to the operating strategy.
The LIINSE project pursues the development of lithium metal as an anode for solid-state batteries. The general aim is to understand the behavior of a lithium metal anode in a secondary solid-state battery in order to enable its safe use in the future.
The LILLINT project aims to better understand and improve the thermodynamic and kinetic stability of the interface between lithium-metal electrodes and liquid electrolytes.
The main goal of the LISI project is to identify reliable and experimentally accessible descriptors that allow charge transfer through polymer-based electrolytes to a lithium metal electrode and subsequent deposition.
The aim of the LISUSE project is to deepen knowledge of the functional mechanisms of solid-state batteries and, in particular, of the complex processes at the solid-solid interfaces in SS lithium-sulfur batteries. Activities are particularly focused on the positive electrode (cathode).
The aim of the MAGSIMAL project is to produce a highly cycle-stable and rate-capable magnesium-sulfur battery that contains cathode materials with a high content of covalently bound sulfur; to synthesize new conductive salts and electrolytes that are stable in a broad electrochemical window and are (electro) chemically inert.
The aim of the MOLIBE project is to develop completely solid, metal-free rechargeable batteries. These batteries are based on organic active materials, which are directly applied to three-dimensional carbon-based current collectors, and exclusively cation-conducting polymer electrolytes.
The NEILLSBAT (Nanostructured Electrodes and Ionic Liquid Electrolytes for Ultra High Energy Density Lithium Sulfur Batteries) project aims to overcome the limitations of lithium-sulfur batteries (LSB) by developing safe high-performance anodes.
The NEW E² project, funded by the Vector Foundation, is dedicated to the development of alternative anode materials for lithium-ion batteries based on new charge storage mechanisms such as the combination of conversion and alloying.
European platform for outstanding doctoral training in the field of innovative polymers for next-generation electrochemical energy storage: highly innovative polymer electrolytes and polymer-active materials for advanced post-lithium batteries.
The aim of the PROZELL cluster of competence is to research and improve the production process of battery cells and its influence on cell properties and product development costs, as well as to further develop them for new battery generations.
The main objective of this project is the study and development of polymer-type active materials based on squaric acid amides and cyclopropenium cations. The role of the HIU is to realize suitable electrode architectures and cell designs for advanced electrochemical performance.
Si-DRIVE is a Europe-wide joint project that provides solutions for establishing lithium-ion battery production in Europe. It covers the battery value chain from materials, modeling and synthesis through electrochemical expertise, prototype production and validation to second-life applications, recycling and sustainability assessment.
SIMBA aims to provide safe and inexpensive solid-state sodium battery technology for stationary applications. To this end, sustainable battery materials are to be researched and used in future batteries in order to reduce supply risks and limitations of conventional materials.
The TRANSITION project focuses on the development of high-performance, liquid and polymer sodium-ion battery (SIB) prototypes for future use in electromobility and stationary energy storage.
The aim of the ULTIMATE project is to improve the energy storage and performance characteristics of double-layer capacitors by optimizing all materials and cell components (active and inactive materials, electrolyte, electrode structure).
The aim of the UNIBAT project is to investigate printed ionogels as new battery electrolytes for batteries: Investigation / determination of the ionic mobility in printed ionogels, use of ionogels as electrolytes in batteries and their electrochemical characterization and manufacture of polymer electrodes.
VIDICAT is a four-year project that is looking for a practical rechargeable calcium (CaB) battery by developing a novel cation-conducting electrolyte. The aim of VIDICAT is to develop a new type of battery based on calcium as a mobile cation and thus to develop a new electrolyte for this battery.