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BATTERY 2030+ presents its long-term research roadmap


The European large-scale research initiative BATTERY 2030+ presents the long-term research roadmap that outlines the actions needed to invent the sustainable batteries of the future.

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.

The initiative’s research 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.

“BATTERY 2030+ is not about developing a specific battery chemistry, but rather about exploiting the power of digital technologies like artificial intelligence for transforming the discovery and development process of our future smart and connected batteries”, says Kristina Edström, Director of BATTERY 2030+ and Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Uppsala University.

“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.

The three major research themes identified in the roadmap are:

- Accelerated discovery of interfaces and materials
- Integration of smart functionalities
- Manufacturability and recyclability as cross-cutting areas

CIDETEC Energy Storage has been heavily involved in the elaboration of the roadmap through Elixabete Ayerbe and Oscar Miguel. “Leading one of the key research areas, namely manufacturing of future battery technologies from the perspective of Industry 4.0 and digitalization, the power of modelling and of Artificial Intelligence is proposed to deliver digital twins both for innovative battery geometries and their manufacturing methodologies” says Elixabete Ayerbe, Project Manager at CIDETEC Energy Storage and expert in advanced modelling in the field of battery manufacturing and design.

These virtual representations will certainly complement the physical world offering greater control of battery manufacturing facilities and conceptual design.

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