Chair for Ageing and Lifetime Prediction of Batteries
Transport is responsible for around a quarter of EU greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and more than two thirds of transport-related GHG emissions are from road transport. Countries around the world are betting on EVs to meet sustainability targets. Battery cells are considered as the heart of EVs, and currently EU OEMs import around 90% of the battery cells from Asian companies. New materials and processes are needed if the EU wants to catch up with Asian battery manufacturers. SAFELiMOVE will gather key European actors in the battery sector, from industrial materials producers, to R&D centers and automotive industry, covering the complete knowledge and value chain. SAFELiMOVE will not only strengthen the R&D in the energy and automotive sectors but especially the European industry in these fields. SAFELiMOVE project aims to support a market-driven disruptive technology change towards high energy density batteries (450 Wh/kg or 1200 Wh/L) and improved safety in a cost-effective manner. SAFELiMOVE delivers innovations in five main technology areas: development of nickel-rich layered oxide cathode materials; high specific capacity, lithium metal anode materials; advanced hybrid ceramic-electrolyte with improved ion conductivity at room temperature; interface adoption for effective Li transport by surface modification and/or over-coatings, and knowhow creation for the development of scale up production of all-solid-state batteries. By higher energy density batteries, faster charging and longer cycle life, SAFELiMOVE aims to meet future battery requirements for EVs. Thus, the range of EVs will be extended and the electromobility and decarbonization will be further pushed forward with impact in climate change scenarios.
In this Project, ISEA will participate in the development of multiscale battery models in order to enhance the overall performance of solid-state-batteries by including information generated by modelling into the cell assembly process. These models, each individually tailored to fulfil the specialized requirements of solid-state-batteries, include the simulation of interface phenomena, influences resulting from cell geometry and upscaling, cell aging and electro-thermal modelling. Furthermore, ISEA performs electrical testing and cell aging in order to generate cell parameters for modelling and assess overall cell performance.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 875189.