BATTERY 2030+ in a nutshell
Batteries have a central role to play in Europe’s transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Versatile and high-performance electrochemical energy storage can reduce the carbon footprint of the transport sector, stabilise the power grid, and support a broad range of strategic industries, including medical device production, information and communication technologies, aerospace and advanced robotics. In nearly all aspects of modern life, batteries enable innovation. Europe could capture a battery market of up to €250 billion a year from 2025 onwards.
The European Battery Alliance, launched by the European Commissioner Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič in October 2017, aims to establish a competitive battery industry in Europe. The Strategic Action Plan on Batteries, published by the European Commission in May 2018, calls for preparing an ambitious, large-scale and long-term research programme on batteries as a complement and support to the European Battery Alliance. Accordingly, the BATTERY 2030+ initiative proposes a 10-year visionary research programme on future battery technologies.
This manifesto calls on European stakeholders to embrace BATTERY 2030+ as a long-term initiative for research on ultrahigh-performance, reliable, safe, sustainable and affordable batteries.
As a long-term research programme, BATTERY 2030+ will complement the short-term industrial initiatives launched in the framework of the European Battery Alliance, as well as the short- to medium-term research and innovation programmes implementing the SET Plan roadmap.
The vision for BATTERY 2030+ is to invent the batteries of the future, providing European industry with disruptive technologies and a competitive edge across the full value chain. BATTERY 2030+ will pursue ultrahigh-performance, reliable, safe, sustainable and affordable batteries, by a cross-disciplinary, transformational research approach, leveraging advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, sensors and smart systems. The groundbreaking science and technology developed by BATTERY 2030+ will have an invaluable impact on the ongoing transition towards a carbon-neutral and circular economy.
The BATTERY 2030+ initiative will gather leading scientists in Europe, as well as the industry across the full value chain, to achieve a leap forward in battery science and technology.