CIDETEC Energy Storage participates in eight new Horizon Europe projects

Revenue of €4.4M to take a significant step forward in the development of battery technologies and applications

In the second half of 2022, CIDETEC Energy Storage celebrates the launch of up to eight new European-funded research and development projects awarded in the last 2021 and first 2022 calls of the Horizon Europe programme. The total amount of these eight new projects awarded to CIDETEC for the next four years amounts to €4.4M. This will be a very significant step forward in supporting activities related to the development of battery technologies and applications.

It should be noted that all these projects are carried out through some so-called partnerships: five of them in Batt4EU (partnership for battery development), two in 2ZERO (partnership for zero emissions in road transport) and last but not least in ZEWT (partnership for the deployment of sustainable fuels in water). This demonstrates the strong correspondence between CIDETEC Energy Storage’s strategic approach and the absolute priorities at European Commission level for battery technologies and clean transport.

The first five projects of the battery partnership are related to research on advanced energy storage technologies. The SIGNE project studies silicon-enhanced high-capacity anodes, while NOVOC and BATWOMAN are dedicated to advanced manufacturing techniques for lithium-ion batteries with minimum environmental impact. In this respect, the SPINMATE project focuses on the manufacture and industrialisation of solid-state batteries for the automotive sector, a hot topic at present. Finally, the RESPECT project will address new, flexible and safe methodologies for the recycling of lithium-ion batteries, a topic that is also raising high expectations.

On the applications side, the NEXTETRUCK and EMPOWER (2ZERO partnership) projects are related to the development of electric buses and trucks for heavy road transport. The latter will also explore hydrogen-only options. Finally and for the first time, we were awarded a project carried out in ZEWT (partnership for the deployment of sustainable fuels on water), the NEMOSHIP project, which will develop design solutions for the implementation of large batteries in hybrid vessels. The two last mentioned projects will actually start on 01/01/2023.

As a proud member of these eight new consortia, CIDETEC Energy Storage wishes them a resounding success in their technical objectives and will gladly contribute its best know-how.