The ambition of the Battery 2030+ is to make Europe a world-leader in the development and production of the batteries of the future. These batteries need to store more energy, have a longer life, and be safer and more environmentally friendly than today’s batteries in order to facilitate the transition to a more climate-neutral society. The project is led from Uppsala University, started on 1st of September 2020 and consists of seven projects with a total budget of EUR 40.5 million from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
BATTERY 2030+ is a large research environment, with Sweden and Uppsala University coordinating the overall activities. The goal is to create more environmentally friendly and safer batteries with better performance, greater storage options and longer life.
The project aims:
To invent ultra-high performance batteries that are safe, affordable, and sustainable with a long lifetime
To provide new tools and breakthrough technologies to the European battery industry throughout the value chain
To enable long-term European leadership in both existing markets (i.e., road transport, and stationary storage) and future emerging applications (i.e., robotics, aerospace, medical devices, and Internet of things)
- Development of a European infrastructure platform to combine large-scale calculations and experimental studies to map the complex reactions that take place in a battery.
- Development and integration of sensors that examine and report on the battery’s health in real time.
- Development of self-healing components that extend battery life and improve safety.
Six research projects constitute the BATTERY 2030+ initiative
The BATTERY 2030+ research roadmap suggests long-term research
directions based on a chemistry-neutral approach, focusing on the
following overarching themes and research areas:
Theme I. Accelerated discovery of battery interfaces and materials
· Battery Interface Genome (BIG)
· Materials Acceleration Platform (MAP)
Research project – BIG-MAP coordinated by DTU (Denmark).
Theme II. Integration of smart functionalities
· INSTABAT, coordinated by CEA (France);
· SENSIBAT, coordinated by IKERLAND (Spain);
· SPARTACUS, coordinated by Fraunhofer (Germany)
· HIDDEN, coordinated by VTT (Finland);
· BAT4EVER, coordinated by VUB (Belgium)