Advanced high-performance Generation 3b (high capacity / high voltage) Li-ion batteries supporting electro mobility and other applications (Batteries Partnership)

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Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Horizon Europe (2021-2027)

Programme Description

Horizon Europe is the European Union (EU) funding programme for the period 2021 – 2027, which targets the sectors of research and innovation. The programme’s budget is around € 95.5 billion, of which € 5.4 billion is from NextGenerationEU to stimulate recovery and strengthen the EU’s resilience in the future, and € 4.5 billion is additional aid.

Programme Details

Identifier Code

HORIZON-CL5-2021-D2-01-02

Summary

The overarching R&I challenges lie in the development of advanced materials enabling higher energy / power density thanks to higher capacity (voltage range 4.3-4.5V) and/or operating at higher voltage (4.7+V). Focus is on adapting the cathode materials (highnickel NMCs for capacity, spinels / Li-rich Mn NMCs for voltage), the anode materials (graphite-containing Si(Ox)), the electrolytes (stabilised formulations) and their interplay.

Detailed Call Description

  • For the higher capacity approach, focusing on maximising energy and power density should address topics such as
    • High-capacity cathode materials operating in 4.3-4.5 Volt range while delivering on cycle life, protective coatings for safety improvements;
    • High-performance anodes with advanced graphite and silicon materials (increase Si content in Si/C anodes to achieve capacities ideally at 1000 mAh/g), – Other option is to, develop complete Si or other alloying anode solutions in nanostructured form;
    • Suitable inactive materials (binders, conductive carbons, current collectors, separators);
    • Electrolytes stable in 4.3-4.5 Volt (new additives and/or solvent systems), advanced processing routes for the novel materials and advanced electrode and cell/module designs.
  • For the higher voltage approach, focusing on maximising energy and power density should address topics such as
    • High-voltage stable electrolyte systems (new electrolytes and/or new formulations);
    • High-voltage stable cathode active materials (e.g. HV spinels, Li-rich Mn NMCs, phosphates, disordered materials etc. with lowered content in critical and high price elements, protective coatings);
    • Tailoring and operando monitoring of the electrochemical interplay between the cathode active material and the electrolyte formation of stable SEI interfaces;
    • Advanced high performance anodes matching these high-voltage cathodes and electrolytes;
    • Structuring of the cathode and anode electrodes for among others their competition and electric conductivities.

Call

Advanced high-performance Generation 3b (high capacity / high voltage) Li-ion batteries supporting electro mobility and other applications (Batteries Partnership)

Call Total Budget

€24,00 million

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

100%

EU contribution per project:  between € 6,00 and € 8,00 million

Thematic Categories

  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions

Call Opening Date

24/06/2021

Call Closing Date

19/10/2021

National Contact Point(s)

Research and Innovation Foundation

Strovolos Avenue 123, 2042 Nicosia, Cyprus, P.O.Box 23422, 1683 Nicosia
Email: support@research.org.cy
Website: https://www.research.org.cy/

Dr Angelos Ntantos
Scientific Officer
Telephone: 35722205033
Email: antantos@research.org.cy

Dr Ioannis Theodorou

Scientific Officer
Telephone: 35722205038
Email: itheodorou@research.org.cy

(Publish Date: 21/07/2021-for internal use only)

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