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.

 
@ by BATTERY2030+ initiative

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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Project participants

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

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

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Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia

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news & Events

Kick-off Meeting Working Group October 7th, 2020

 
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Kick-off Meeting Working group

BAT4EVER officially starts

The official start of the project BAT4EVER is given with the Kick-off Meeting on 7 October 2020 between 9:00-18:00 in presence of all 10 consortium partners and the Director of the Battery 2030+ initiative, Prof. Kristina Edström from the Uppsala University.

BATTERY 2030+ Communication WG

First Meeting Communication WG

BATTERY 2030+ Communication WG: The representatives of the Battery 2030+ projects for the dissemination and communication acts will be regularly meeting in order to enable an effective strategy and create public awareness. The first meeting took place virtually on 12 November 2020.

2nd Meeting Communication WG

2nd BATTERY 2030+ Communication WG took place on 28 January 2021 and was attended by Prof. Kristina Edström

 
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2ND gENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING

2nd General Assembly Meeting

took place online on 11 February 2021  by participation of the representatives of all partners. Project coordinator, Prof. Dr. Maitane Berecibar from VUB opened the meeting with a welcome speech. In following, Ines Boursot from the Management Team at VUB gave instructions to the use of EMDESK portal for financial and technical reporting. Each WP leader has reported the developments achieved in the past months within the relevant WP. 

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.
On 24 March 2021 participants had chance to get information about the Faraday Institute, the battery activities on the graphene flagship and status reports from the BATTERY2030+ projects.

Calendar


International experts will discuss the latest developments in battery industry from raw materials to current and future cell and system technologies

Leading experts will deepen and discuss current topics in the battery and energy storage industry

Artificial Intelligence for the battery ecosystem 

3rd General Assembly Meeting


Meeting takes place every 6 months

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