BATTERY 2030+ is the large-scale and long-term European research initiative with the vision of inventing the sustainable batteries of the future, to enable Europe to reach the goals of a climate-neutral society envisaged in the European Green Deal.
BATTERY 2030+ will contribute to creating a vibrant battery research and development (R&D) community in Europe, focusing on long-term research that will continuously feed new knowledge and technologies throughout the value chain, resulting in new products and innovations. In addition, the initiative will attract talent from across Europe and contribute to ensure access to competences needed for ongoing societal transformation.
The initiative was launched in March 2019 and is currently supported by a Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action (CSA). It is based on a multi-disciplinary and cross-sectorial approach with support both from the industry and academia. The core group consists of 17 partners, leaders in their fields, from nine European countries
The BATTERY 2030+ community works on concrete actions that support the implementation of the European Green Deal, The UN Sustainable Development Goals, as well as 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 across the full value chain,
- to enable long-term European leadership in both existing markets (road transport, stationary storage) and future emerging applications (robotics, aerospace, medical devices, internet of things etc.).
BATTERY 2030+ will follow a chemistry-neutral approach to facilitate the invention of the batteries of the future. BATTERY 2030+ is not about developing a specific battery chemistry, but about creating a generic toolbox for transforming the way we develop and design batteries. Thanks to this chemistry-neutral approach, BATTERY 2030+ will have an impact not only on current lithium-based battery chemistries, but also on post-lithium batteries, and on still unknown future battery chemistries.
A roadmap with a vision far beyond the next decade
Based on a Europe-wide consultation process, the BATTERY 2030+ roadmap presents the actions needed to deliver on the aims and address the key challenges for inventing the sustainable, safe, high-performance batteries of the future. BATTERY 2030+ will join forces to focus on three overarching themes encompassing six research areas:
I. Accelerated discovery of battery interfaces and materials – BIG-MAP
II. Integration of smart functionalities – sensing and self-healing
III. Cross-cutting areas – manufacturability and recyclability