Research with a chemistry-neutral approach

BATTERY 2030+ brings together the most important stakeholders in the field of battery research and development to work 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+ focus on three main objectives:

  • 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 (e.g., transport and stationary storage) and future emerging sectors (e.g., robotics, aerospace, medical devices, and Internet of things, etc.).

Based on a Europe-wide consultation process, the BATTERY 2030+ roadmap presents the actions needed to deliver on the overall objectives and address the key challenges in inventing the sustainable, safe, high-performance batteries of the future. BATTERY 2030+ suggests long-term research directions based on a chemistry-neutral approach focusing on the three main themes and six research areas.

Chemistry-neutral approach

BATTERY 2030+ follows a chemistry-neutral approach to enable inventing 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, 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.