Lithium-Air Batteries with split Oxygen Harvesting and Redox processes

LABOHR aims to develop Ultra High-Energy battery systems for automotive applications. LABOHR has 5 key objectives:

  1. development of a green and safe electrolyte chemistry based on non-volatile, non-flammable ionic liquids; 
  2. use of novel nanostructured high capacity anodes in combination with ionic liquid-based electrolytes;
  3. use of novel 3-D nanostructured O2 cathodes making use of IL-based O2 carriers/electrolytes with the goal to understand and improve the electrode and electrolyte properties and thus their interactions;
  4. development of an innovative device capable of harvesting dry O2 from air; and
  5. construction of fully integrated rechargeable lithium-Air cells with optimized electrodes, electrolytes, O2-harvesting system and other ancillaries. LABOHR aims to overcome the energy limitation for the application of the present Li-ion technology in electric vehicles with the goal to perform frontier research and breakthrough work to position Europe as a leader in the developing field of high energy, environmentally benign and safe batteries.
  • Framework: FP7
  • Type: IP
  • Status: Completed
  • Ongoing Date: 31 Mar 2014
  • Vehicles: Passenger cars
  • Technology fields: Energy Storage Systems,
  • Project Partners: AVL List GmbH (Austria), Chemetall (Germany), CSIC (Spain), ERS (Germany), Kiev National University of Technologies and Design (Ukraine), SAES Getters (Italy), Tel Aviv University (Israel), Università di Bologna (Italy), Universität Münster (Germany), University of Southampton (United Kingdom), Volkswagen (Germany),
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