Presentation of the Volta alliance, Ferroglobe Joint Research Unit and CETIM Technological Centre
Next Monday, November 28, Ferroglobe and CETIM Technological Center will organize in A Coruña, in the morning, the presentation event of the Volta Joint Research Unit (UMI, by its acronym in Spanish).
The UMI will work for the next 3 years to achieve technologically advanced electrochemical solutions, with high energy efficiency and environmentally sustainable based on silicon.
The event, in which prominent members of the technical and business teams of both entities will present the keys to the UMI, will also include groups and entities of relevance in electromobility and energy transition.
VOLTA: push for climate neutrality
The VOLTA alliance between CETIM and Ferroglobe Innovation was born with the aim of developing silicon materials for efficient, sustainable and high-performance lithium-ion batteries, so as to address the two current handicaps of these systems: charging speed and autonomy.
In this sense, VOLTA’s objective is the research and development of technologically advanced electrochemical solutions, with high energy efficiency and environmentally sustainable based on silicon, hand in hand with sustainable compounds from high-impact species/waste in Galicia and recovered materials. residues of high interest in electrochemistry. Additionally, the focus will be on the development of digitalization strategies and new applications, which allow establishing a traceability model of the components and procurement processes.
Thus, VOLTA is an optimal conjunction to investigate new solutions based on silicon that respond to the challenges that arise in the development of sustainable energy storage systems, that allow to face with guarantees the paradigm changes that electromobility and energy transition; thus promoting Galician technological and sustainable leadership.
The actions carried out by the Mixed Research Unit “VOLTA” are subsidized by the Galician Innovation Agency within the framework of the 2022 call for the Mixed Research Units Program (File: IN853A2022/06).