BATTERY 2030+ is the large-scale and long-term European research initiative with the vision of inventing the sustainable batteries of the future, providing European industry with disruptive technologies and a competitive edge throughout the battery value chain and enabling Europe to reach the goals of a climate-neutral society envisaged in the European Green Deal.
The BATTERY 2030+ large-scale research initiative has just entered the next phase of creating a generic toolbox for transforming the way we develop and design batteries in Europe. With EUR 40,5 million support from the European Commission over three years, a family of projects will kick-start the implementation of the BATTERY 2030+ long-term research roadmap. Starting on 1 September 2020, the BATTERY 2030+ initiative will consist of seven projects, one coordination and support action (CSA) BATTERY 2030PLUS, which continues a previous 15-months CSA project, and six research and innovation projects: BIG-MAP, coordinated by DTU Denmark; INSTABAT, coordinated by CEA France; SENSIBAT, coordinated by IKERLAN Spain; SPARTACUS, coordinated by Fraunhofer Germany; HIDDEN, coordinated by VTT Finland; BAT4EVER, coordinated by VUB, Belgium.
The BATTERY 2030+ community works on concrete actions that support the implementation of the European Green Deal, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the European Action Plan on Batteries and the SET Plan.
The BATTERY 2030+ aims are:
- 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 (e.i., robotics, aerospace, medical devices, and Internet of things).
The initiative started when the BATTERY 2030+ manifesto was published in December 2018 . It presented four main research areas and called on European stakeholders to embrace BATTERY 2030+ as a long-term initiative for research on ultrahigh-performance, reliable, safe, sustainable and affordable batteries. During the following year with the support from a European Commission H2020 coordination and support action, the BATTERY 2030+ roadmap was published after a European-wide consultation process.
The BATTERY 2030+ initiative will follow a chemistry-neutral approach to facilitate the invention of the batteries of the future. The research directions presented in the BATTERY 2030+ roadmap are not about developing a specific battery chemistry, but about creating a generic toolbox for transforming the way we develop and design batteries. The roadmap presents three overarching research themes and six research areas needed to invent the sustainable batteries of the future.
I. Accelerated discovery of battery interfaces and materials –
Battery Interface Genome (BIG) Materials Acceleration Platform (MAP)
II. Integration of smart functionalities – sensing and self-healing
III. Cross-cutting areas – manufacturability and recyclability
The BIG-MAP project, coordinated by DTU in Denmark, will start to work on Theme I: Accelerated discovery of battery interfaces and materials. The INSTABAT project, coordinated by CEA France; SENSIBAT, coordinated by IKERLAN Spain; SPARTACUS, coordinated by Fraunhofer Germany, will work on sensing technologies. HIDDEN, coordinated by VTT Finland; BAT4EVER, coordinated by VUB, Belgium, will work on self-healing technologies contributing to Theme II: Integration of smart functionalities.