SEEL is part of a pan-European research and innovation project in all segments of the battery value chain. In this project, IPCEI Batteries, SEEL is unique with a focus on test capability.
The European Commission announced on 9th December 2019, that the commission has approved under EU State aid rules an important project of common European interest (IPCEI) jointly notified by Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Sweden to support research and innovation in the common European priority area of batteries.
The project participants – Automotive Cells Company (ACC), BASF, BMW, Elemental Strategic Metals, Endurance, Enel X, FAAM, Flash Battery, Fortum Recycling & Waste, Keliber, Nanocyl, SEEL, Solvay, Terrafame, Umicore, and VARTA – will focus their work on four areas:
A. Raw and advanced materials: This involves the development of sustainable innovative processes for the extraction, refining and purification of ores in order to obtain high-purity raw materials. With regard to advanced materials (such as cathodes, anodes and electrolytes), the aim is to improve existing materials and develop new materials for innovative battery cells.
B. Cells and modules: The focus here is on developing innovative battery cells and modules that meet the safety and performance requirements of the automotive industry and other applications (e.g. stationary energy storage and power tools).
C. Battery systems: This involves developing innovative battery systems including battery management systems (software and algorithms) and innovative test methods.
D. Repurposing, recycling and refining: The goal here is to develop safe and innovative methods for the collection, dismantling, reuse, conversion and refining of recyclable materials.
SEEL will contribute with test capabilities and development of methodology and metrology in the three areas of: Battery cells; Battery systems; as well as Repurposing, recycling and refining.
More information is available on IPCEI Batteries www-site. https://www.ipcei-batteries.eu/