The transformation to a climate-neutral society requires fundamental changes in the way we generate and use energy. Batteries are a key enabler to reach this goal, if they can be made sustainable, safe and affordable with ultra-high performance at the same time.
EASE is a partner of the EU-funded project BATTERY 2030+, which has recently released a Research Roadmap outlining the long-term actions needed to foster the sustainable batteries of the future. The Roadmap has been developed through a European-wide consultation process and identifies three main research directions, based on a chemistry neutral approach, that will accelerate the development of the next generation of batteries, taking into account the technological developments brought by digitalisation, new materials and reciclability.
“BATTERY 2030+ is not about developing a specific battery chemistry, but rather about exploiting the power of digital technologies like artificial intelligence […] With BATTERY 2030+, battery design and development are entering the digital age”, says Kristina Edström, Director of BATTERY 2030+ and Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Uppsala University.
The three major research themes identified in the Roadmap are:
I: Accelerated discovery of battery interfaces and materials
II: Integration of smart functionalities
III: Manufacturability and recyclability as cross-cutting areas
Moreover, the development of breakthrough technologies will require immense multi-disciplinary and cross-sectorial research efforts. Europe has the potential to take the lead thanks to thriving research and innovation communities. Coordination and joint efforts coming from the European battery value chain are essential in this process.
“To invent the batteries of the future in Europe, we must join forces and find a coordinated, collaborative approach that unites industry, researchers, policy makers and the public behind a common vision […]”, says Simon Perraud, Deputy Director of BATTERY 2030+ and Deputy Director at CEA-Liten.
Download the BATTERY 2030+ Roadmap “Inventing the Sustainable Batteries of the Future”
Learn more about BATTERY2030+
For more information, please contact:
Thomas Otuszewki, EASE: email@example.com
Simon Perraud, CEA-Liten: firstname.lastname@example.org