eCAIMAN

 

Electrolyte, Cathode and Anode Improvements for Market-near Next-generation Lithium Ion Batteries

Title of Programme GV-1-2014
Financing Code for Project 653331
Project start year - end year 2015 - 2018
Financing organisation H2020-GV-2014
Coordinator Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (AIT)
Other partners
Aerosol and Particle Technology Laboratory (APTL)
ARKEMA (ARKEMA)
Commissariat a l Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA)
CELAYA, EMPARANZA Y GALDÓS INTERNACIONAL, S.A. (CEGASA)
Centro Ricerche FIAT (CRF)
Eutema GmbH (EUTEMA)
Fundacion CIDETEC (CIDETEC)
IMERYS Graphite and Carbon Switzerland Ltd. (TIMCAL SA)
Lithops S.r.l. (Lithops)
MAGNA STEYR Battery Systems (MAGNA STEYR)
PE CEE Nachhaltigkeitsberatung & Software Vertriebs GmbH (PE CEE)
Piaggio and C. S.p.a. (Piaggio)
Politecnico di Torino (POLITO)
SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB (SP)
Volvo Technology AB (Volvo)
Budget / APTL Budget 157,500 € /  3,393,554.50 €
Scientific Manager / Project researcher A. G. KonstandopoulosD. Zarvalis
Project website http://www.ecaiman.eu
Summary
The success of electric vehicles in the mass market depends on the development of high-energy batteries at a competitive price. The research efforts of the past decade have continuously improved the energy densities of batteries, yet electric vehicles have only gradually made their way into the market. A combined surge in both consumer demand and industrial "push" is now on the verge of prompting a significant market uptake. eCAIMAN will develop a more powerful battery by modifying and improving individual components and technologies to result in a significant overall improvement of the cell. Key innovations include a 5V high- voltage spinel, a high- capacity composite anode, and a stable high- voltage electrolyte. Their cumulative effect will improve total cell capacity by at least 20%. eCAIMAN will not develop high risk / high gain components, due to the higher the risk of failure. This will ensure the success of the project and deliver a market- near product, while at the same time achieving the goals of the call. eCAIMAN scale-up is designed with existing European production technologies and inexpensive materials mined in Europe, thereby reducing the final battery price. The battery is developed in collaboration with large European light, medium and heavy duty vehicle manufacturers, allowing eCAIMAN to address a broad scope of real end-user demands. eCAIMAN will develop a truly European high-performance battery ready for implementation in the global market.

 

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