Technological Centre

Presentation of the ECO-SMART BATT project for sustainable 4.0 manufacturing of nanocomposites and ionogels in high energy density lithium-ion batteries

Next Monday, May 3, ECO-SMART BATT consortium organizes a webinar at 10:00 to publicize the project. Ferroglobe Innovation (project leader) will outline the keys and ambitious objectives of this project, which will investigate the sustainable manufacture 4.0 of nanocomposites and ionogels for high energy density batteries, at a lower cost, that promote the transformation of the automotive sector. Registration is open here:   

The consortium, led by Ferroglobe Innovation, includes ABCR Labs, Ártabro Tech, CETIM Technology Centre and ENSO Innovation (CETIM’s spin off), which is financed by the Galician Innovation Agency within the Factory of the Intelligent and Sustainable Future program.

Strategic importance for the mobility of the future
Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) allow reaching high energy densities and long life times. In particular, the energy efficiency, costs and CO2 emissions of a LIB depend mainly on the chemical nature of the materials that make up the cathode, anode and electrolyte of the cell.

In this context, ECO-SMART BATT will seek to significantly improve the energy density, cost and sustainability of lithium-ion batteries through innovative research in sustainable manufacturing and intelligent materials and their synergistic combinations, as well as research in monitoring, control and simulation technologies that allow the design of more efficient and profitable production processes, facilitating the evolution and transformation of the transport sector towards sustainability, decarbonization and drastic reduction of emissions.

This R&D&i research is in line with the European Green Pact, which aims to transition the transport sector towards sustainable and climate-neutral technologies.

ECO-SMART BATT is a project financed by the Galician Innovation Agency (GAIN) and co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (P.O FEDER Galicia 2014-2020), through the Fábrica do Futuro Program.