On the road to new batteries for electric mobility

Materials World magazine
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9 Apr 2020


A new EU-funded project, ASTRABAT, aims to develop high-energy, sustainable and marketable lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery solutions to meet the demands of the growing electric vehicle market. 

Led by France's CEA, the four-year project will focus on developing materials for a solid hybrid electrolyte and electrodes for high energy, high voltage and reliable all-solid-state Li-ion cells. The aim is to adapt development of these new batteries so that they are compatible with current mass-production processes.

The project is run by a consortium of 14 partners from eight European countries, including leading research centres and universities, as well as companies in the field of battery and energy.