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4 Leading Universities

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Vrije Universiteit Brussel

VUB-MOBI – Coordination and Prototype Manufacturing

The Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre (MOBI) is nested at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and is a leader in electromobility and socio-economic evaluations for sustainable mobility and logistics. From a technological perspective, the centre has a leading position in electromobility, thanks to its experience of over 40 years in electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles R&D. MOBI’s Battery Innovation Centre is the main Belgian expertise centre for research and development of energy storage systems for traction and stationary applications. It offers state-of-the-art facilities, tools and solutions for the energy storage systems market.  

VUB is the project coordinator and thus lead essentially the WP1 Project Management. Moreover, VUB leads WP5 for self-healing battery processing and prototype production and contributes to WP2 for definition of battery specifications and WP6 by the validation of prototypes and in WP4 with the modelling of the self-healing battery system. 

 

Contacts:
Pleinlaan 2 1050 Brussel
https://mobi.research.vub.be/en/home 

Enwair Enerji Teknolojileri Anonim Sirketi

ENWAIR – SME – Battery producer 

Enwair Energy Technologies Corp. has been established in Istanbul in order to serve the energy sector since 2015. Enwair team develops anodes, cathodes, polymers and cells for lithium-ion batteries.The Enwair anode is a silicon-based material that contains a conductive/flexible polymers and The Enwair cathodes have been developed in special stoichiometry to maximize capacity, thermal stability and capacity retention rate.

Enwair contributes to the project mainly in WP3 with self-healing anode production and also in WP2 with definitions of battery specifications, in WP5 with self-healing battery processing and fabrication and in WP6 for the validation of the produced prototypes.

Contacts:
Istanbul, Turkey
www.enwair.com

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Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

MLU – Self-healing polymer development

Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) is an efficient, modern university with about 2,000 scientists conducting basic and applied research in various thematic areas. Experienced in EU funded projects from FP3 onward, MLU executes research grants funded by national, European, and international funding organizations as well as by industry. The Chair of Macromolecular Science is located at the Natural Science Faculty II, hosting the institutes of chemistry, physics and mathematics, with more than 1000 students. Supported by five faculty members (ranging from polymer synthesis, polymer analytics, to physical chemistry of polymers and polymer physics) a plethora of research activities are present in this field. There is a focus on self-healing materials in the area of polymers and polymeric materials. The chair of Macromolecular Chemistry is entirely focused on the synthetic preparation of macromolecules, including all living polymerization methods, resin synthesis, the modification of nanoparticle-surfaces with polymers, as well as hybrid-materials. Characterization methods include (DLS, GPC, MALDI-MS; ESI-MS; DSC, TGA, UV, IR-inline-spectroscopy; polymerization reactor systems).

The MLU Team leads WP3 with the aim of developing and preparing self-healing systems for next-generation Li-ion Batteries.  

Contacts:
Universitätsplatz 10, 06108 
Halle (Saale), Sachsen-Anhalt 
Germany 
https://macrochem.uni-halle.de/

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.

DLR –Development of Core/Shell Cathode Material. Dissemination and Exploitation

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is the national aeronautics and space research center of the Federal Republic of Germany. DLR has approximately institutes at 26 locations in Germany, Cologne is being where the headquarters and the institute of Materials Research are located. DLR’s Institute of Materials Research (WF) focuses on the material specific solutions by working on process techniques and integration of new high-performance materials into complex component systems. Dept. of High-Temperature and Functional Coatings (HFS) deals with thin films deposition technologies based on PVD and SprayCVD including Graphene mono layers and particle synthesis by wet chemistry. Two of the departments laboratories belong to the Functional Coatings Group for development and characterization of electrochemical storage systems and gas sensor.

The DLR-WF group contributes in WP2 for definition of specifications, WP3 for development and delivery of self-healing battery components and WP4 for material characterization and electrochemical testing. The group leads the activities in Task 3.1 related to synthesis of core/shell structured cathode particles. In addition, DLR-WF group leads the WP 7 “Dissemination, Communication, Marketing and Exploitation” of the project.

Contacts:
Linder Höhe 51147
Köln, Germany
https://www.dlr.de/wf

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IOLITEC Ionic Liquids Technologies GmbH

IoLiTec – Electrolyte development 

IoLiTec is an award-winning, dynamic, innovative and goal-oriented company whose activities go far beyond the production and sale of ionic liquids. In addition to a steadily growing standard product range of currently about 350 selected ionic liquids for various applications. IoLiTec has put a strong focus on R&D services and custom synthesis in the field of ionic liquids since founding in 2003. Its young and skilled management team of currently 10 PhD-level chemists with different professional backgrounds, IoLiTec is in the strong position to give scientifically sound answers and deal with customer requests from many different sectors. In addition, IoLiTec actively pursues its own internal R&D projects to identify new applications and open up new markets for ionic liquids and products derived there from. IoLiTec has already filed five patent applications in different fields holding rights for three registered trademarks IoLiLyte®, IoLiTherm® and IoLiTive®.

Iolitec is responsible for the development, synthesis, purification and scale up of the ionic liquids and the ionic liquid-based electrolytes within this project. 

Contacts:
Salzstrasse 184
D-74076 Heilbronn
Germany
www.iolitec.de

Universidad Complutense De Madrid

UCM – Advanced Characterization 

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) is one of the largest Universities in Spain and all-around Europe. UCM technological scientific infrastructure (with an annual budget almost reaching 600M€), together with the quality of its researchers (more than 6000), has established some of its laboratories among the best all-around Europe.

The UCM Team participates in WP4 and will perform a complete materials characterization of the cathodes and anodes proposed in the project, as well as modelling of some of their properties by DFT. The characterization will include the following issues: the structure/microstructure, composition and state of charge, morphology and size (XRD, TEM, SEM, Raman, ESCA-XPS microscopy, EDS), the study of the distributions of defects present in the samples (CL, PL, EBIC), as well as electronic conductivity and carrier concentrations. The team is expert in advanced characterization techniques, which offer a high spatial resolution as well as spectroscopic capabilities. Moreover, UCM will apply in-situ characterization by synchrotron, electron and laser beams and correlative microscopy techniques to in-operando batteries or related systems designed for this purpose.  

Contacts:
Av. Séneca, 2, 28040 
Madrid, Spain 
https://www.ucm.es/

 

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Università Degli Studi Di Modena E Reggio Emilia

UNIMORE – Modelling 

The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), located in Modena and Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, is one of the oldest universities in the world, founded in 1175. It actively promotes basic and applied research on themes of clean energy production. The research team at the Department of Physics, Informatics, and Mathematics (FIM) has a long experience in the modelling of surfaces, interfaces, super-lattices, alloys, nanocrystals, nanowires, and in the development and use of advanced computational tools: static and dynamics DFT codes, semi-empirical approaches, NEB for calculation of diffusion and chemical reaction barriers, kinetic Monte Carlo codes,  force field methods, coupled rate equations numerical solvers, codes for the simulation of spectroscopic data using beyond DFT ab-initio concepts.

The UNIMORE team  participates in WP3 supporting cathode, anode and electrolyte material development of WP4 through (mainly) atomistic modelling and simulations. The main aim of partner UNIMORE is to reach an in-deep knowledge into the atomic scale mechanisms behind the self-healing properties in the anode (cathode) and electrolyte materials.

Contacts:
Via Università, 4, 41121 
Modena MO, Italy
https://www.unimore.it/

Vestel Elektronik Sanayi Ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi

Vestel – Validation and End-User (Smartphone)

Vestel is a global player comprised of 24 companies operating in the areas of: consumer electronics, white goods, digital products and information technologies. Vestel’s manufacturing facilities are located in Manisa, Turkey and in Alexandrov, Russia. Vestel accounts for nearly 90% of Turkey’s total TV exports and nearly 30% of Turkey’s total white goods exports. Vestel conducts its R&D activities on a project basis in six main groups, in addition to many auxiliary subgroups: Hardware Design, Software Development, Industrial and Mechanical Design, Power Card Design, Testing and Approval and Certification of Compliance to International Directives and Standards. The main products produced in Vestel are: TV, STB, Digital Signage, Smartphone, White Goods, LED Lighting, Tablet, Battery Solutions. Vestel joined around 30 different international projects since 2008 with the important project topics including Product Lifecycle Management, Consumer Electronics Demos, Energy, Battery Technologies, Security, IoT, Health Solutions, 5G, Industry 4.0, Automotive Electronics, Electric Vehicle Charges, etc. Company gives great emphasis to be part of international projects. The company is a manufacturing / ODM company, thus, the contribution in the project us as end-user in general. 

Vestel leads in this project the WP6 “Validation and Evaluation” and has responsibility in system adaption and testing of the batteries in different C-rates and temperatures.

Contacts:
Manisa, Turkey
https://www.vestel.com.tr/

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CLEANCARB SARL

CLEANCARB – SME Energy Storage Systems

CCB is a Luxembourg SME founded in 2010. CCB supplies state of the art energy storage systems for all types of applications including automotive, rail, construction, solar systems, industrial and marine energy storage systems, electric scooters and e-bikes etc. CCB’s systems use Lithium based battery and battery cell technologies. Furthermore, CCB is involved in Project management and Technology transfer in European FP7 and H2020 research projects.

In this project CLEANCARB SARL leads the WP2 “Specifications in connection with technologies” and contributes to WP7 with Market Analysis. 

Contacts: 
2a rue Schmitz, L-8190 Kopstal
Luxembourg

FAAM Research Center

FAAM Research Center – Italian Battery Producer 

FAAM has more than 40 years of experience in producing lead-acid batteries for stationary, traction and automotive applications and almost 15 years of experience in assembling Li-ion batteries, having developed its own property control and cooling systems. Thanks to the combined experiences, the Group aims to develop the first Italian Li-ion battery vertical supply chain, from raw materials to second life battery reuse. FAAM plans to start up the first lithium-ion cell and battery production plant (under the battery brand FAAM) in Italy (close to Napoli) with an initial capacity of 200 MWh, targeting military, industrial and storage applications. 

The main tasks of FAAM are related to the identification of specifications for components and cells as a function of the final application (WP2); cell design, including industrial feasibility study and estimation of costs for mass production (WP5); testing and validation of the proposed solutions (WP6); dissemination and exploitation (WP7).

Contacts:
Fib S.r.l. Strada Prov.le per Gioia – Centro Az. Quercete
81016 – San Potito Sannitico (CE) 
Italy
https://www.faam.com/eng/


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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