The vision of the SeNSE project is to enable a competitive European battery industry through research and innovation for a sustainable next-generation lithium-ion battery technology covering the value chain from materials and electrode development and production to cell and module manufacturing including battery management system and cooling architectures.

Innovation areas


  • Silicon/graphite anode

  • Nickel-rich cathode

  • Safe electrolyte

The content of the critical raw materials cobalt and natural graphite will be reduced to improve sustainability and to lower production cost. A carbonate-based electrolyte will facilitate the stabilization of the active materials.

Cell manufacturing

  • Aqueous slurry processing

  • Thermal electrode design

  • In-cell sensors

Enabled by protective coatings, aqueous slurry processing will be developed for the cathode. In-cell sensors will be integrated in the SeNSE pouch cell to continuously measure temperature and electrode potential.

Battery management

  • Cell formation

  • Fast charging

  • Adaptive algorithms

Adaptive fast charging protocols will be integrated into the battery management system based on dynamic in-cell sensor data and by implementing thermal management concepts on materials and electrode level

Key results

  • 25 Ah prototype cells

  • 1kWh smart module

  • Intellectual property

The feasibility and scalability of the SeNSE battery technology with respect to the call targets will be demonstrated through 25 Ah pouch cell prototypes and a 1 kWh module.


  • Manufacturing ready

  • Competitive

  • Sustainable

Scalability to the gigawatt scale and cost-effectiveness of the proposed solutions, including aspects of recycling and second-life use, will be continuously monitored via regular briefings.

The SeNSE consortium

The SeNSE consortium consists of 11 partners, including 6 companies, 2 universities, and 3 research institutes. The consortium has been assembled according to specific complementary expertise of the partners which brings together knowledge that no one member state partner possesses, but together provides a very strong unit to achieve the project objectives, paving the way for the development of a competitive next generation battery technology.