Inventing the sustainable batteries of the future
BATTERY 2030+: 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 exceed the ambitious battery performance targets for the full battery value chain, agreed upon in the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) proposed by the European Commission. 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 still unknown future battery chemistries.
By means of a Europe-wide consultation process, the BATTERY 2030+ roadmap presents three overarching research themes and six research areas that are needed in order to create a generic toolbox for transforming the way we develop and design batteries. In addition, short-, medium-, and long-term goals for progressing towards the vision are presented.
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
III) Cross-cutting areas
The roadmap is a living document and modifications to the goals as well as new research areas are to be expected as the BATTERY 2030+ initiative evolves with time.