We are part of Horizon Europe project ADVAGEN

Time to elaborate on one more project won by us ?: project ADVAGEN was granted to our consortium! The project will focus on next generation solid-state batteries for electromobility applications. Now what does that mean?

To date, the battery market has been dominated by lithium-ion (Li-ion) chemistries. Over time, their energy density has more than doubled while their costs have dropped by a factor of at least 10. However, conventional Li-ion batteries are reaching their performance limits in terms of energy density and are facing safety issues. New and promising battery generations, such as Solid-State Batteries can create a new industry value chain in Europe. And EU-made Solid-State Batteries could ensure uninterrupted battery supply to, among others, the automotive sector.

To do so, the development and deployment of new manufacturing technologies, enabling the large-scale production of Solid-State Batteries, is crucial. Innovative and scalable manufacturing techniques to produce Solid-State Batteries will accelerate cost reduction, energy savings, and enhanced safety.

ADVAGEN will develop a new lithium metal battery cell technology based on a safe, reliable, and high performing hybrid solid state electrolyte, gaining a competitive advantage over the worldwide (mainly Asian) competition. This will sustainably strengthen the EU as a technological and manufacturing leader in batteries as specified in the ERTRAC – European Road Transport Research Advisory Council electrification roadmap. The ADVAGEN consortium contains key EU actors in the battery sector, from industrial materials producers, battery manufacturer, to R&D centers and the automotive industry, covering the complete knowledge and value chain.

TechConcepts will be leading part of the exploitation and dissemination activities, and we will be leading the networking activities and roadmap definition that will guide the further development of the market readiness of the ADVAGEN technology after the project is finished. In other words, we have an important role in ensuring that the battery technology developed in project ADVAGEN will land in the car you will be driving around 2030!

ADVAGEN project will run from 2022 to 2026. You can learn more about the project and our role in the near future on our ADVAGEN project page. We are really proud of being part of this project with amazing partners like INEGI driving science & innovationPolitecnico di Torino and Avesta Battery & Energy Engineering (ABEE)

We are part of Horizon Europe project RELiEF

Recycling of battery materials will be key for a successful battery industry in Europe. And TechConcepts will help making that possible.

Scientist and industry in Europe are focusing on battery technology development, creating a world-leading role for European industry in battery technology. At the same time availability of battery materials becomes more challenging and expensive. That’s why we are very proud to contribute to Horizon Europe project RELiEF.

The project will start around June of this year. Project RELiEF will develop a recycling facility for Lithium from secondary raw material sources. The facility will recycle Lithium waste streams into high value battery-grade material. The process that project RELiEF will develop can be a key technology to reduce Lithium waste streams by more than 70%, turning it into valuable Lithium material that can be used for battery production!

Already a shortage of Lithium sources can be observed, leading to rapid price increase. Project RELiEF will help to create a new Lithium source stream from waste streams containing Lithium. This new Lithium stream will contribute to decreasing the dependency on imported battery chemicals and raw materials, and will greatly strengthen the EU’s competitiveness in the battery storage value chain. And we are not the only ones saying this. In yesterdays CIC energiGUNE’s BLOG ( https://lnkd.in/dz6y2TwT ) you can read why the race to lead the energy storage sector begins beyond the battery technology itself: for many reasons it begins with access to raw materials.

TechConcepts will be leading part of the exploitation and dissemination activities. And we will be co-developing the business model ensuring the route to successful implementation of the developed recycling technology. We look forward to collaborating with the partners, among whom Avesta Battery & Energy Engineering (ABEE) and INEGI driving science & innovation