Research with a chemistry-neutral approach

Chemistry-neutral approach

BATTERY 2030+ brings together the most important stakeholders in the field of European battery research and development to invent the sustainable batteries of the future and to work on concrete actions that support the implementation of the European Green Deal, The UN Sustainable Development Goals, and of course the European Action plan on Batteries and the SET-Plan.

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, including redox flow batteries and on still unknown future battery chemistries. BATTERY 2030+ addresses key challenges such as achieving ultra-high battery performances, enhancing the lifetime and safety of battery cells and systems, and ensuring a circular economy approach for the sustainable batteries of the future.

To date 7 European H2020 projects work together towards the vision and the goals set out in the BATTERY 2030+ roadmap. The roadmap has, through a Europe-wide consultation process identified long-term research directions focusing on the three main themes and six research areas. The current family of BATTERY 2030+ research projects work on 4 of these research areas.

I) Accelerated discovery of battery interfaces and materials

  • Battery Interface Genome (BIG)
  • Materials Acceleration Platform (MAP)

Research project – BIG-MAP coordinated by DTU

II) Integration of smart functionalities

  • Sensing
  • Self-healing

Research projects Sensing – INSTABAT coordinated by CEA France and two additional research projects are under grant agreement negotiations with the European Commission.

Research projects Self-healing – HIDDEN coordinated by VTT Finland and one additional research projects is under grant agreement negotiations with the European Commission.

III) Cross-cutting areas

  • Manufacturability 
  • Recyclability