The AM4BAT consortium composed of 4 SMEs, 3 RTOs, 2 universities and 2 large industries brings the necessary expertise to cover the development of such novel battery, from the synthesis of the materials, their modification, formulation and up-scaling, until the component printing and the cell assembly.
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Founded in 1906, Leitat is one of the reference entities at state and European level in technology management. It has a team of more than 500 professionals, experts in applied research, technical services and management of technological and innovation initiatives. Leitat provides social, industrial, economic and sustainable value, offering comprehensive solutions in multiple sectors and areas: development of new materials, eco-sustainable production, occupational health prevention systems, revaluation of waste and use of natural resources, interconnectivity and digitization of industry, green energy and maximization of energy efficiency. Leitat is recognized by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness and is one of the main entities participating in the Horizon2020 program of the European Union.
COMMISSARIAT A L’ENERGIE
ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES(CEA)
Description: Low carbon energies, information and healthcare technologies, defense and security
Main tasks and responsibilities in the project: Coupled study of HSE using EIS and surface characterization. Protection of NMC particles by coating, deposition of polymeric layers on top of Li anodes, 3D multi-physics simulations for electrode and electrolyte microstructure optimization, post-mortem analysis, vacuum hot pressing for electrode optimization, recycling feasibility study.
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL (VUB)
Description: VUB is an Urban Engaged University in Brussels, the heart of Europe. 20,000 students, nearly a quarter of them from abroad, are engaged in building their future and that of the world. With top-quality scientific research and customised education, VUB makes an active and engaged contribution to a better and more sustainable society.
The MOBI research group of VUB is the innovative research hub for electromobility in Europe, and aims to make a strong contribution to a more sustainable society. With more than 100 specialists, we form a multidisciplinary team that supports the transition to a more environmentally friendly and electrified mobility and transport system. A unique mix of technical, environmental and socio-economic skills is the strength of our research group. MOBI is the technological expertise center in many areas ranging from electric and autonomous driving, to innovative batteries, intelligent drive systems and energy management, power electronics and charging infrastructure.
Main tasks and responsibilities in the project: Economic and social impact assessments, monolayer cell assembly, SoC and SoH characterization and prediction, anode-free system characterization
Description: TORRECID is a worldwide leading company supplying products, services and technology. TORRECID supplies frits, glazes, ceramic pigments, additives and inkjet inks to ceramic ,glass ,plastics, paints and textile sectors. Headquarter is located in Alcora ( Spain)
Main tasks and responsibilities in the project: Development of NMC811 active materials development of LLZO solid electrolyte.
Description: Energy Solution Provider – EU Li-ion cell manufacturer (Willstätt, DE), Electrification of marine vessels and heavy-duty vehicles (e-ferries, e-buses, railway) and integration of renewable energies (stationary applications)
Main tasks and responsibilities in the project: End-user requirements, cell design and specifications, cell assembly and validation, assessment of manufacturability and cost estimations
TOSEDA SRO (TOSEDA)
Description: RTD and PRODUCTION – POLYMERIC AND NANOCOMPOSITE MATERIALS
Main tasks and responsibilities in the project: Development (formulation and testing) of polymeric based electrolytes (photopolymers) with long term temperature stability
CAMBRIDGE NANOMATERIALS TECHNOLOGY LTD (CNT)
Description: The Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology Ltd (CNT Ltd) is an innovation management and nanotechnology consulting company based in Cambridge, UK.
The CNT Ltd helps companies, academic and government institutions to develop world-class innovative solutions for nanomaterials related R&D and IPR strategy, partnership, products, technologies, funding and markets. CNT Ltd is specialised in carbon nanomaterials R&D consulting and collaborative R&D project management, including exploitation and dissemination management, consortium and supply chain building. CNT has done a number of patent landscaping and market research analysis studies regarding production and use of various nanomaterials helping to link inventors and technology developers with end-users and investors.
The CNT Ltd is a leader of two private consortiums: Nano-Carbon Enhanced Materials (NCEM) and the new Advanced Materials for Additive Manufacturing (AMAM) with members coming from leading multinational companies and research institutions. Through both private consortiums NCEM and AMAM, as well as private and public contracts, CNT Ltd has established strong relations to the aerospace, automotive, construction, electronics, materials development, biomedical and chemical industry.
In March 2019 CNT Ltd opened a sister company CNT INNOVATION based in Brussels, Belgium, with the aim to support and complement their work, especially in European related activities.
Main tasks and responsibilities in the project: Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology Ltd (CNT) is leading the WP9 Dissemination, Communication and market uptake of project’s outputs. We are responsible for the Intellectual Property (IP) strategy and management, and preparation of the technology tracking and patent landscaping reports as well as the market research, business development and market uptake and exploitation strategy of the project. We lead the activities related to the engagement with stakeholders which, among others, include the organisation of an Stakeholders Engagement Workshop, two Open Day Exploitation and Innovation Workshops, Social Engagement Webinars as well as clustering activities.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON (UCL)
Main tasks and responsibilities in the project: Precursors preparation for cathodes via flow wet chemical methods, solid state lithiation on powders for high energy /high power cathodes, electrochemical testing, scale up flow synthesis using the best materials and reaction conditions
PHOTOCENTRIC LIMITED (PHO)
Description: Parts on demand producer, award-winning specialist resin and 3D printer manufacturer Photocentric is the inventor of LCD-based 3D printing. Based in UK and USA, Photocentric has a vision of enabling custom mass manufacture by making additive parts using disruptive photopolymers and LCD 3D printers, an industrial method of making parts in volume. Photocentric’s large format LCD printer range includes Liquid Crystal Magna, which delivers significant speed, large print volume and cost savings to business around the world in a range of industries. Photocentric is a patent holder in visible light curing technologies and specialises in photopolymerisation, manufacturing an innovative range of photopolymer resins compatible with any printer.
Main tasks and responsibilities in the project: Development of photopolymer and HSE Pastes for Additive manufacturing, Preparation of STL files, Optimisation of PHO printer and Print of HSE and cathode
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria’s largest non-university research institute. With its seven Centers, AIT regards itself as a highly specialised research and development partner for industry. Its researchers focus on the key infrastructure issues of the future: Energy, Health & Bioresources, Digital Safety & Security, Vision, Automation & Control, Low-Emission Transport, Technology Experience and Innovation Systems & Policy. Throughout the whole of Austria – in particular at the main locations Vienna Giefinggasse, Seibersdorf, Wiener Neustadt, Ranshofen and Leoben – around 1,400 employees carry out research on the development of those tools, technologies and solutions that will keep Austria’s economy fit for the future in line with our motto “Tomorrow Today”.
Center for Low-Emission Transport
Mobility is a core pillar of human society and therefore a central factor in our economic system. At the AIT Center for Low-Emission Transport, around 180 experts are working on solutions for sustainable, safe, intelligent and thus future-proof mobility. The focus of the research and development work is on material-based lightweight design, on the electrification of the propulsion train and the storage of electrical energy, as well as on a resilient and safe transport infrastructure. This also includes environmentally compatible and intelligent production technologies for mobility components. Comprehensive system know-how, scientific excellence, state-of-the-art laboratory infrastructure and many years of international experience enable AIT experts to drive innovations in the field of climate-friendly mobility and thus to serve industry and society already today with the solutions of tomorrow.
Main tasks and responsibilities in the project: TBD
Stellantis N.V. is a constellation of 14 iconic automotive brands and two mobility arms that are about more than transportation: they’re about moving people and making connections. As it transforms into a sustainable mobility tech company, Stellantis is guided by the clear vision of our Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan, which paves the way for Stellantis to achieve carbon net zero by 2038, with single-digit percentage compensation of the remaining emissions, and to be second to none in value creation for all stakeholders.
Stellantis is leading the charge in electrification and software development, with cutting-edge technologies at the heart of our products and services. Fully committed to its customers and backed by partners that are leaders in their industries, Stellantis aims to develop, engineer, manufacture, and scale the best breakthroughs in all facets of sustainable mobility from autonomous, connected, electrified, shared and pre-owned vehicles to micro-mobility, commercial vehicles, and even electric aircraft. Presented in March 2022, the Dare Forward 2030 is a holistic plan built upon three fundamental pillars that will lead Stellantis to achieving of the financial ambition of doubling our Net Revenues by 2030 (versus 2021) and sustaining double-digit Adjusted Operating Income margins throughout the decade.
With a community of more than 160 nationalities, industrial operations in more than 30 countries and customers in more than 130 markets, Stellantis is among the most diverse companies in the world, able to unite people and ideas across borders and cultures. The passionate, talented, and diverse teams support the roster of iconic brands in providing freedom of mobility tailored to every need.
The innovation team of Stellantis participates in several projects funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 Reaseach and Innovations Actions.
Main tasks and responsibilities in the project:The main mission of Stellantis is to reimagine the integration of AM4BAT Project solid-state cell into Stellantis battery packs by providing requirements for AM4BAT Project battery electric vehicle. Stellantis oversees providing requirements for the safety and the transport certification for lithium batteries (UN 38.3).