BATTERIES2020 combines a wide range of expertise, ranging from materials development and battery production to lifetime characterization, and viability and sustainability assessment of the chosen approach. Several generations of improvements are envisaged for materials, cells and methodologies. This allows an effective and dynamic R & D process with multiple tasks running simultaneously.
The project is structured in 9 Work Packages along 36 months, starting in September 2013.
The project plan is designed towards efficient achievement of significant results. A reference cell G1 will be produced fast at the very beginning of the project to be the basis of a thorough ageing understanding, development of standard methodology, modelling and lifetime prediction validation. In parallel, materials will be developed towards an intermediate second generation G2 of improved cells that will be better performing and age robust and will be characterised by the optimised protocols and test procedures developed while analysing G1 cells. In parallel to G2 ageing, we will assess second life uses of G1 cells and we will further develop materials for the G3 cells generation towards EV targets. The project is thought in terms of efficient iteration loops promoting rapid generation of results and know-how that can be implemented into the new generation of materials, cells, methodologies and test procedures.