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 & innovation, Politecnico di Torino and Avesta Battery & Energy Engineering (ABEE)