Safe and efficient battery system based on advanced cellular technology

Gipuzkoa, News

The BATSS project officially kicked off with a dynamic kick-off meeting held on 10-11 January 2024 in Donostia, organised by CIDETEC Energy Storage. The aim of BATSS, which brings together a consortium of leading organisations from across Europe, is to advance knowledge of battery system technologies.

The project is funded by the European Commission, within the Horizon Europe Research and Innovation programme, and addresses the proposed theme “Next generation technologies for high performance battery systems and safe design for mobile and transport applications (Batteries Partnership)”.

Coordinated by CIDETEC Energy Storage, BATSS has the collaboration of CIE Automotive, MIBA EMobility, IFP Energies Nouvelles, Austrian Institute of Technology, Accurec Recycling, UNE Standardisation, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, LOMARTOV, and MIBA Battery Systems, and includes the participation of FPT Powertrain Technologies as an associate partner.

During the meetings, battery system experts from Spain, Austria, France, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland discussed the details of this ambitious initiative and had the opportunity to visit the MUBIL Hub for smart and sustainable mobility laboratories.

BATSS focuses on pioneering a novel battery system concept to improve both high performance and safety in a broad spectrum of transport applications. The project introduces a Safe-by-Design approach, which guides the entire R&D process to identify and mitigate safety risks, while optimising performance and cost advantages in the battery system.

The BATSS consortium is committed to develop thermal, electrical and mechanical innovations up to TRL5 supported by advanced state-of-the-art modelling and simulation tools and predictive maintenance functionalities for Battery Management Systems. In addition, this project addresses end-of-life transition through a modular concept, data-driven automated disassembly techniques and the exploration of a second life in semi-stationary products. Batteries play a crucial role in achieving a climate-neutral transport sector, as they account for 25% of total CO2 emissions in the EU. In this context, BATSS addresses new generation battery system technologies, improving performance, safety and recyclability, with the aim of improving the competitiveness of the European battery industry in the transport market.


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