Advanced, High Performance, Polymer Lithium Batteries for Electrochemical Storage

  • Framework: FP7
  • Type: IP
  • Status: Completed
  • Category: Electrification (FEV/PHEV)
  • End Date: 31/05/2014
  • Vehicles: Passenger cars
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The project will develop an advanced, lithium ion battery for application in the sustainable vehicle market. The basic structure of the battery involves a lithium-metal (tin)-carbon, Sn-C, alloy anode, a lithium nickel manganese oxide, LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4, cathode and a ceramic-added, gel-type membrane electrolyte. The academic partners will address the optimization of the basic, electrochemical properties of the electrode and electrolyte materials, while the industrial partners will focus on determining the battery key aspects, such as: i) energy density under a large size capacity configuration, ii) safety by abuse test procedure protocols, iii) overall cost, iv) environmental sustainability and v) recycling process. It is expected that these combined efforts will lead to the industrial production of a battery having an energy density of the order of 300 Wh/kg, a cost much lower than batteries already on the market, improved environmental compatibility and highly reduced safety hazard.