DEFACTO MEETS LC-BAT-05 CLUSTER PROJECTS TO EXPLORE SYNERGIES

DEFACTO MEETS LC-BAT-05 CLUSTER PROJECTS TO EXPLORE SYNERGIES

Our project coordinator María Yáñez Díaz, and Elixabete Ayerbe Olano, from CIDETEC, held an online meeting with representatives from AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Empa, Bax & Company, IREC – Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya, and SINTEF, as coordinators of the COBRA, SeNSE, 3beLiEVe and HYDRA projects, on October 29.

These initiatives conform the LC-BAT-05 Cluster, which focuses on research and innovation to advance on next-generation Lithium-ion battery technology for automotive applications.

The aim of this call was to look into synergies with the DEFACTO project and potential collaborations.

3beLiEVe aims to strengthen the position of the European battery and automotive industry in the future electric vehicle market by delivering the next generation of battery cells, designed and made in Europe, for the electrified vehicles market of 2025 and beyond. The project activities are focused around three thematic areas: cell chemistry, sensors, and manufacturing.

The COBRA (CObalt Free Batteries for FutuRe Automotive Applications) project is a collaborative research and innovation project on next-generation batteries with the main purpose of creating a novel cobalt-free lithium-ion battery technology that helps to solve the major challenges encountered by electric vehicles (EV).

HYDRA takes a multi-headed approach to develop the next generation of safe, low-cost, and highperformance Li-ion batteries. Using advanced hybrid electrode technology, HYDRA will create generation 3b Li-ion battery cells with optimized energy-power characteristics. 

The SeNSE project aims at enabling next-generation lithium-ion batteries with a silicon-graphite composite anode and a nickel-rich NMC cathode to reach 750 Wh/L. Cycling stability is the key challenge for the adoption of this cell chemistry.

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