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Country: Germany
22 Projects, page 1 of 5
  • Funder: EC Project Code: 101104241
    Overall Budget: 3,458,150 EURFunder Contribution: 3,458,150 EUR

    The increasing e-mobility will trigger a battery waste problem (9Mtons/year by 2040) despite that many of the used LIBs are suited for 2nd-life applications for an additional 10 years, representing an opportunity to diminish energy and raw materials dependencies in Europe. Technical hurdles are preventing the re-use and recycling of Li-ion batteries. Besides the heterogeneity of the battery stock, assessing their condition for further usage is a slow process performed with equipment not suited for industrial contexts while. Dismantling packs and modules is in addition a costly and slow manual process because its automation faces extremely complex, multi-scale, cluttered and densely packed environments. REBELION will validate two circular schemes (including Light e-vehicles) to maximise 2nd life utility and domestic applications, enabled by a disruptive fast battery testing based on Electronic Noise Analysis, and an autonomous pack and module disassembly system with re-configuring capabilities for the ongoing battery types and formats. Additionally, a novel labelling system supported with blockchain, digital battery passport and ecolabel technology will provide key information to dismantlers, recyclers, re-manufacturers and users. Processing large volumes of used batteries increases the risks of thermal runway incidents, requiring thus novel safety protocols and systems. REBELION will add thermal monitoring and the design of a smart container for storage and transportation with thermal and gas sensing layers to monitor the limiting oxygen index and lower explosive limits, and a cooling system that activates when thresholds are surpassed. REBELION consortium covers all the value chain, including advanced robotic line and car manufacturer, bringing key knowledge, proprietary technology, and pilot validation facilities. The combination of 4 research centres and 7 industrial partners will ensure technology transference from lab to industrial context.

  • Funder: EC Project Code: 101103702
    Overall Budget: 4,998,510 EURFunder Contribution: 4,998,510 EUR

    PHOENIX aims to develop battery cells with integrated sensors (mechanical, enhanced impedance spectroscopy, temperature, gas, reference electrode) and self-healing (SH) functionalities (magnetically activated polymers, thermally activated polymers, metallic organic frameworks coated separator, core-shell NMC composites). Tailor made triggering devices to activate SH mechanisms will be developed, prototyped and demonstrated in Generation 3b and 4a Li Ion batteries. A Battery Management System (BMS), capable of detecting defective operations and of triggering SH functionalities will be developed with in-line communication. The degradation detection and quality, reliability and life (QRL) will be tested through dedicated profiles (fast charging, extreme temperatures, calendar life). The novel batteries’ manufacturing will be studied from a recycling and mass production point of view. PHOENIX’s objectives: 1. Develop sensors to detect healable degradation mechanisms 2. Develop materials with SH functionalities triggered by external stimulus to eliminate/avoid failure mechanisms in battery cell components 3. Develop triggering devices to activate SH mechanisms 4. Demonstrate proof of concept for coupling sensors and SH agents via BMS 5. Detect critical degradation processes during cell ageing and estimate the QRL over the life span 6. Assess the environmental sustainability and demonstrate the competitive advantage over alternative approaches such as replacement, recycling or second use 7. Adopt an adaptable approach towards battery cells mass production processes which do not hinder the subsequent recycling process and enables an economic evaluation of the developed cells PHOENIX will collaborate with the BATTERY 2030+ initiative and will contribute to Europe’s competitive and sustainable battery manufacturing industry. PHOENIX consortium is a partnership of 4 RTOs, 1 university, 4 SMEs expert in materials, sensors, modelling, BMS, recycling and battery manufacturing.

  • Funder: EC Project Code: 101007968
    Overall Budget: 1,598,120 EURFunder Contribution: 1,598,120 EUR

    The GENESIS project will gauge the environmental sustainability of electric aircraft (A/C) in a life-cycle-based, foresight perspective to support the development of a technology roadmap for transitioning towards sustainable and competitive electric A/C systems. The focus is on regional class, 50 pax aircraft to identify, design and assess prospectively the best energy storage and transmission topology. Different alternatives within battery, fuel cell, hybrid and conventional powertrain technologies are evaluated and compared over different time horizons. To meet these objectives and scoping, GENESIS relies on a strong consortium of 10 partners – 5 world-leading research partners, 4 R&D-active SMEs and 1 large company – gathering excellence and complementary competences that cover all key aspects of the project. GENESIS will design electric (all-electric and hybrid) aircraft and elicit specific requirements, which will feed into technology foresight analyses. These will allow highlighting technological limits and potential solutions within each component of the aircraft system life cycle, which includes the life cycle of the aircraft itself as well as the life cycle of the fuels and that of the on-ground infrastructures. The analyses will enable the development of time- and technology-specific life cycle inventories, used as basis for a full-fledged prospective life cycle assessment. Combining the resulting environmental performances with those from an economic analysis and a technical analysis, comprehensive scenario comparisons between the different powertrain alternatives will be made, enabling GENESIS to identify relevant solutions and ultimately derive a detailed sustainability-based Technology Roadmap. GENESIS is anticipated to have large impact on all aeronautics stakeholders as its outputs will provide the means to steer research and boost industrial innovation and competitiveness in the EU while moving towards environmentally sustainable aviation.

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  • Funder: EC Project Code: 101104034
    Overall Budget: 6,811,000 EURFunder Contribution: 4,949,390 EUR

    SOURCE will develop, improve and demonstrate in an industrially relevant environment economically and environmentally viable routes for producing battery-grade synthetic graphite for high-performance anodes. SOURCE will first enable the production of carbon precursors from heterogeneous raw material sources, including alternative sustainable petroleum feedstocks, bio-waste and black mass from recycled batteries, to reduce the current dependence of synthetic graphite from petroleum-based coke. Sustainable technologies to transform these materials into carbon feedstock will be demonstrated at TRL6/7. Additionally, low-temperature graphitization techniques (30% potential reduction of the energy consumption and production cost. Innovative high-performance Carbon@graphite, Si@graphite, and graphene@graphite coatings and anode (capacity > 350 mAh/g) will be formulated, fabricated, tested and validated in 1Ah prototype pouch cells at TRL7. Recycling processes to recover graphite at low cost with >90% purity from LiB EoL batteries and >98% purity from anode production scrap will be demonstrated at TRL7. LCA and LCC analysis will be delivered to accurately assess the sustainability of SOURCE synthetic graphite and value chain defining the best routes to ensure economic and environmental sustainability. SOURCE brings together key EU industries with main businesses in graphite precursors and synthetic graphite production, and advanced anode formulation, supported by EU leading RTOs forming the complete value chain to produce high quality synthetic graphite in a sustainable and economic way. SOURCE achievements will increase EU competitiveness and independence from foreign graphite suppliers and anode manufacturers. SOURCE technologies and materials will be directly exploited by its top-level industrial partners with a direct market presence and already established commercial channels, ensuring SOURCE value chain sustainability.

  • Funder: EC Project Code: 769900
    Overall Budget: 7,451,520 EURFunder Contribution: 7,451,520 EUR

    Electric mobility is a reality we can experience on our roads and cities. Electromobility is moving forward, driven by drastic cost reductions, higher performances and improved availability to support new business models of autonomous driving passenger cars and new vehicle fleets. DEMOBASE falls within this context with the main objectives to cut down development and testing efforts for e-drivetrains at least by a factor 2 and to improve their efficiency by 20%. Safety will be fully managed and new concepts developed for fleet applications. DEMOBASE is composed of 11 leading European partners with activities ranging from cells to vehicle to recycling. The main gain at vehicle level will come from global optimization taking into account interaction of the different specialties. Objectives at battery level will be achieved by massive digitalization, substituting the today sequential cell development then battery system development by a parallelization of these activities. This new process can be achieved only using enhanced cells models including safety features to define the cell conception for manufacturing and realizing in the same time frame battery management. Objectives at vehicle level will be achieved with a novel approach to design light-weight chassis. It will be demonstrated on a urban demo vehicle that will integrate the advanced battery pack and novels wheel-tire systems with low suspension mass and low rolling resistance. To secure project deliveries and reinforce collaborations which are an innovation key factor, DEMOBASE will be an original closed-loop project. In a first loop of the EV development, building blocks and their integration processes will be investigated and their efficiency assessed using Key Performance Indicators. Then the most efficient bricks and processes will demonstrate their added value in a second step in 6 months run starting from new high performances cells to operational EV. The DEMOBASE EV will be then evaluated on tracks.

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