LC-BAT-5 Cluster

Batteries are widely considered to be one of the key enabling technologies of the electric mobility and renewable energy revolutions, both of which are needed to bring global greenhouse gas emissions down to levels compatible with the Paris Agreement. For Europe, research, innovation and production of batteries also represent an industrial, technological and economic opportunity. The batteries of the future are not only high-performing and safe, they are also sustainable, low-cost, and ready for mass-manufacturing. This understanding is framed by initiatives such as Batteries Europe, the European Battery Alliance, Battery 2030+, and, on a global level, the World Economic Forum’s Global Battery Alliance.

The European Union is focusing substantial research efforts on battery technology. Under the EU Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020, numerous calls for proposals focus on different aspects of battery research. One of these is the LC-BAT-5-2019 call, which addresses:

  • Research in cell chemistry, cell morphology and cell architecture
  • Development of smart micro-sensors at cell and/or module level
  • Advanced manufacturing methods and equipment.

The cell chemistry focuses on so-called generation 3b materials according to the SET Plan. These are high-voltage spinels and high-energy NMC on the cathode side, with carbon and silicon on the anode side.

Besides SeNSE, the following projects have similar objectives and have been funded under the LC-BAT-5-2019 call:

We have joined forces as the LC-BAT-5 cluster to take advantage of synergies in communication, dissemination and technical matters. Together we are working on next-generation lithium-ion batteries made in Europe.