R&I Project NanoBat Finishes with Innovative Solutions on Optimised Battery Production
After three intense years of ground-breaking research, the EU research project NanoBat ends with revolutionary solutions for battery production in Europe and beyond. The consortium of 13 academic and industrial partners have jointly developed a novel nanotechnology toolbox for quality testing of Li-on and beyond Lithium batteries with a particular focus on the nanoscale structure of the SEI (solid electrolyte interphase) layer – an electrically insulated layer preventing ongoing electrolyte decomposition and responsible for battery performance and safety.
Over time, the green production methods that NanoBat developed can be scaled up through the involvement of global players in the automotive industry and spread to additional markets, such as specialty batteries for satellites, green buildings, GHz-materials or modelling software.
“The findings will also foster the EU’s industrial competitiveness and innovation capacity and positively impact the circular economy and the environmental footprint of battery production, as more precise testing methods result in a decrease in energy and raw material use and waste,” summarises NanoBat project manager Janine Jost the successful outcomes of the three-year R&I project.
Moreover, after a very successful run of NanoBat with very practical solutions for sustainable battery cell production in Europe, the Eurice team is delighted to continue their involvement in battery research with the newly started R&I projects MeBattery, RELiEF and EMPHASIS. The Eurice portfolio of Green Innovation projects is growing.
Further information on the results of the NanoBat project is available on the project website, including short videos and visualisations detailing the individual innovations.