On Thursday, May 20, 2021, the consortium of SPARTACUS met the consortium of Bat4EVER – both projects belong to the European CSA action of Battery 2030+ – in order to identify topics of collaboration and mutual support. In areas of advanced battery management systems, modelling, and characterization by elaborated sensor techniques, a continuation of cooperation was agreed in order to align self-healing concepts and novel sensor approaches for future batteries.

Maitane Berecibar, the BAT4EVER project co-ordinator, and Gerhard Domann, co-ordinator of SPARTACUS, made a good job bringing the two project teams together. Kristina Edström, head of the BATTERY 2030+ initiative, attended the plenary session and explicitly welcomes this kind of collaboration between research projects under the umbrella of BATTERY 2030+.

To read more about the BAT4EVER project (Autonomous Polymer based Self-Healing Components for high performant Li-Ion Batteries), please visit the project website.

The EU research initiative Battery 2030+

The “Spartacus” project is part of BATTERY 2030+, a large-scale research initiative in Europe with the aim of developing more environmentally friendly and safer batteries with better performance, greater storage capacity options and longer life. Under the umbrella of Battery 2030+, research projects from three different areas are currently being launched:

  • Development of a European infrastructure platform to combine large-scale calculations and experimental studies to map the complex reactions that take place in a battery.
  • Development and integration of sensors that monitor and report the condition of the battery in real-time.
  • Development of regenerative components that extend battery life and improve safety.

Battery 2030+ is coordinated by Prof. Kristina Edström, University of Uppsala, Sweden. The consortium comprises 23 partner organizations and companies from 14 European countries.