NEXT-GENERATION LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES THAT CAN HEAL THEMSELVES


Next generation of Li-ion batteries (LIBs) spans a number of diverse application areas extending from  devices of industry and private households. These applications require safe systems (e.g. no danger of explosion, leakage or electrolyte crystallization/evaporation), capacitance stability during charge/discharge cycles, longer cycle and calendar lives Electrochemical reactions in batteries taking place during charge and discharge cycles cause structural changes in materials and components of LIBs leading to drastic reduction in battery performance.

The innovative electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries are expected to degrade on interaction with greater amounts of lithium and thus undergo more drastic structural changes. The EU-funded BAT4EVER project focuses on self-healing mechanisms of the micro-damage and loss of material generated during repetitive cycles of charge and discharge. The self-healing material developments of the project are supported with advanced material characterization methods and extensive atomistic modelling of material and component behavior and simulation of battery cells. Further research involves the implementation of those into the prototype stage, compiling sophisticated cell-processes for validation of the self-healing lithium-ion battery components in cell phones through intensive testing.

 
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BAT4EVER is one of the six projects in the frame of BATTERY2030+ – the large-scale initiative in Europe which aims are:

– to invent ultra-high-performance batteries 
– to provide new tools and breakthrough technologies to the European battery industry
– to enable long-term European leadership in both existing markets and future emerging applications

 

OUR Mission

Objective 1: Development of innovative nanostructured and self-healing polymer supported battery materials

Objective 2: Development of innovative Ionogels embedded, self-healing battery components

Objective 3: Advanced Characterization, Modelling and Simulation Techniques to define the battery component properties under the introduced self-healing influences

Objective 4: Development of innovative, self-healing and cost-effective, battery cell/prototype assembly and manufacturing techniques

Objective 5: Validation and tailoring of LIB properties to yield high performant self-healing cells.

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Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

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IOLITEC Ionic Liquids Technologies GmbH

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Universidad Complutense Madrid

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NANO2022

 
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Finally a real-time meeting

NANO2022 conference

On 6-10 June 2022  part of the BAT4EVER consortium attended NANO 2022 conference in Sevilla with the presentation of first results in the frame of project. 

 
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2nd BAT4EVER / SPARTACUS Workshop

took place online on 07 April 2021 to discuss collaboration opportunities during the ongoing projects.
Both projects presented an overview of the current situation and the results obtained so far, followed by a fruitful discussion of possibilities for further joint cooperation in detail.

 
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3rd General Assembly Meeting

took place online on 15 September 2021  by participation of the representatives of consortium members. The developments achieved in the past months within the WPs were reported by each relevant WP leader. The latest updates in subtopics within the BATTERY2030+ initiative were presented by appointed BAT4EVER officers. The overview on the project progress and results  was discussed with Advisory Board on additional afternoon session.

Regular Events


Battery 2030+ Communicating Group Meeting

Collaboration board meetings take place every first Tuesday of a Month to discuss:
– Reports on attended meetings, presenting the BATTERY2030+ initiative and research projects
– Webinars and Workshops in the frame of the BATTERY2030+ initiative
– AoB

Steering Committee Meetings

Bat4Ever Steering Committe Meetings take place every second Tuesday of a Month to discuss:
– Overal updates
– WP progress updates
– BATTERY 2030+ updates
– AoB


BATTERY 2030+ bi-annual meetings

Each half of year the consortiums of the BATTERY 2030+ projects meet together with BATTERY 2030+ Initiative to discuss current progress of the H2020 Battery 2030 projects.

Calendar

BAT4EVER General Assembly Meeting

2-day hybrid experience designed to spark conversations on the latest developments in the European R&I Battery domain

 
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CONTACTS

 Prof. Dr. Maitane Berecibar

Project Coordinator
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussel, Belgium

Maitane.Berecibar@vub.be
+32 262 93855

Dr. Bilge Saruhan-Brings

Dissemination and Exploitation
German Aerospace Center
Cologne, Germany

Bilge.Saruhan@DLR.de
+49 2203 601-3228

Dr. K. Burak Dermenci

Technical Project Coordination
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussel, Belgium

Kamil.Burak.Dermenci@VUB.be
+32 2 629 28 01

Inès Boursot

Operational Management
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussel, Belgium

Ines.Boursot@VUB.be
+32 476 604585