THE ROADMAP

The BATTERY 2030+ long-term research roadmap presents three large research themes and six research areas that are needed to invent the sustainable batteries of the future.

Inventing the sustainable batteries of the future

One goal of BATTERY 2030+ is to develop a long-term roadmap for forward-looking battery research in Europe.

The roadmap suggests research actions to radically transform the way we discover, develop, and design ultra-high-performance, durable, safe, sustainable, and affordable batteries for use in real applications. The purpose is to make a collective European research effort to support the urgent need to establish European battery cell manufacturing.

The long-term research directions are based on a “chemistry neutral approach” that will allow Europe to reach beyond the ambitious battery performance targets, along the full battery value chain, agreed upon in the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) proposed by the European Commission.

Based on a Europe-wide consultation process, the BATTERY 2030+ roadmap presents three overarching research themes and six research areas that are needed to invent the sustainable batteries of the future.

The three themes are:

I) Accelerated discovery of battery interfaces and materials

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


II) Integration of smart functionalities

  • Sensing
  • Self-healing

III) Cross-cutting areas

  • Manufacturability 
  • Recyclability

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 its 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.

The roadmap is a living document and new research areas are to be expected as the BATTERY 2030+ initiative evolves with time.
 

An illustration showing the holistic approach of BATTERY 2030+.
BATTERY 2030+, a holistic approach.

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