Si-DRIVE

Key Info

Basic Information

Partner:
Prof. Dr. Karl Bernhard Friedrich
Faculty:
Georesources and Materials Engineering
Pillar:
Industrial Leadership
Project duration:
01.01.2019 to 31.01.2023
EU contribution:
7.999.492,50 euros
 

Title

Silicon Alloying Anodes for High Energy Density Batteries comprising Lithium Rich Cathodes and Safe Ionic Liquid based Electrolytes for Enhanced High VoltagE Performance.

Concept

Si-DRIVE will develop the next generation of rechargeable Li-ion batteries, allowing for cost competitive mass market EVs by transformative materials and cell chemistry innovations, delivering enhanced safety with superior energy density, cycle life and fast charging capability using sustainable and recyclable components.The technology encompasses amorphous Si coated onto a conductive copper silicide network as the anode with polymer/ionic liquid electrolytes and Li-rich high voltage (Co-free) cathodes via processes that are scalable and demonstrably manufacturable within Europe.

Participants

  • University of Limerick, Ireland (Coordinator)
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany
  • Meyer Burger (Netherlands) B.V., Netherlands
  • Agenzia Nazionale per le Nuove Tecnologie, l’Energia e lo Sviluppo economico sostenible, Italy
  • Solvionic, France
  • Fundación CIDETEC, Spain
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
  • Lithops S.r.l., Italy
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • DLR, Germany
  • Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt, Switzerland
  • Centro Ricerche Fiat S.C.p.A., Italy
  • Gemmate Technologies S.r.l., Italy
  • Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoffforschung Baden-Württemberg, Germany