BAT4EVERs aims and goals
The development of substantially improved, sustainable and reliable rechargeable Li-ion battery cells is a must in the transition towards clean energy and clean mobility. In the Battery Roadmap of EU, the next-generation Li-Ion Batteries (LIBs) are designated to consist of Si and Graphene as anode material, Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt (NMC) as cathode material and non-flammable ionic liquids (ILs) as electrolytes. The demand for higher-energy-density battery systems can be explored by silicon, but the related degradation problems must be overcome. Further needs for high-performance LIBs are the achievement of longer cycling stability and avoidance of thermal activated dangers such as explosion and flammability of batteries. These issues can be toggled by the use of system tailored self-healing battery components. These are exactly the knowledge and competitiveness that BAT4EVER project is offering to generate. The expertise on self-healing polymers systems and technologies on synthesis of novel polymerized ILs, self-healing surface layer protected silicon anodes and advanced core/shell structured NMC nanoparticles are convincing in strengthening the European Battery industry to be competitive in the European and World Battery Market and in providing European Society with safer and long-lasting battery products. 

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium
Contact: Professor and Leader of the Battery Innovation Center, Prof. Dr. Maitane Berecibar