More efficient batteries could result in cleaner energy. A cross-cutting Call: Building a Low-Carbon, Climate Resilient Future: Next-Generation Batteries opens on 24th January 2019, and brings together research and innovation efforts on the next generations of batteries from various parts of Horizon 2020.
The competitiveness of new advanced energy storage systems or sustainable battery powered vehicles is strongly dependent on the performance and cost of the battery and battery cells and the materials used for the production of the cells. This is especially valid for the fast growing market of electrified vehicles. The selected topics proposed in this Call cover a relevant spectrum of activities in the field of electric batteries technology: short term research for advanced Li-ion electrochemistry and production processes, short to medium term research for solid-state electrochemistry, modelling tools, new materials for stationary electric batteries, hybridisation of battery systems, next generation batteries for stationary energy storage, next generation and validation of battery packs and battery management systems, networking of pilot lines and skills development and training. ~Read more
A Strategy Director has been appointed for the Materials Innovation Factory to further enhance its research, teaching and commercial outcomes. Dr Matt Reed will be seconded to the role from Unilever from 1 June 2019 and will be based at the facility. Funded via the UK Research Partnerships and Investment Fund, the Materials Innovation Factory…+ Read More