ASTRABAT – developing a new battery to boost Europe’s electric mobility

ASTRABAT aims to develop optimal lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery solutions for the increasing demands of the electric vehicle market in particular. The goal is to fulfil Europe’s need for a safe, high-energy, sustainable and marketable battery for green mobility that could be manufactured in Europe on a massive scale. As society turns to electric vehicles, this challenge has now become acute, with Asian competitors well ahead in the game.

Led by France’s CEA, the 4-year project will focus on developing a better, safe and environmental-friendly cell architecture. This will come with an all solid-state electrolyte design suited to the new high-energy electrode materials and compatible with current mass-production processes.

More specifically, the main objectives of the project are:

1. To develop materials for a solid hybrid electrolyte and electrodes enabling high energy, high voltage and reliable all-solid-state Li-ion cells;
2. To adapt the development of new all-solid-state batteries to a conventional process adopted for manufacturing electrodes in Li-ion cells;
3. To design an all-solid-state-battery architecture for the next generation of 2030 Li-ion batteries;
4. To define an efficient cell architecture to comply with improved safety demands;
5. To generate a new value chain of all-solid-state batteries, including eco-design, end of life and recycling.

The project is run by a consortium of 14 partners from 8 European countries, including leading research centres and universities, as well as companies in the area of battery and energy. These parties have extensive track records in the field of battery and associated technologies, including state of the art electrochemistry and modelling.

Elaphe role

Elaphe being one of the thought-leading companies focusing on EV research will contribute with calculation of financial benefit of improved battery characteristics versus the difference in price compared to state of the art to find optimal solid-state cell materials, components and architecture that are well suited to the demands of the electric vehicle market and compatible with mass production. As technology end-user Elaphe will involve in the tasks of analysis of the regulation and standards to comply with improved safety demands and industrial standards.

Among Elaphe, partners in ASTRABAT are:
• Commissariat à l‘énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (France)
• Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (Germany)
• Politechnika Warszawska (Poland)
• Umicore (Belgium)
• Nanomakers (France)
• DAIKIN Chemical Europe GmbH (Germany)
• Université de Limoges (France)
• Leitat Technological Center (Spain)
• Leclanché GmbH (Germany)
• Yunasko-Ukraine LLC (Ukraine)
• LOMARTOV S.L. (Spain)
• Fondazione iCons (Italy)
• PSA ID (France)

Acknowledgement: The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

GA Number: 875029
Project start: 01.01.2020
Project End: 30.06.2023

Project coordinator: Commissariat à l‘énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
Sophie Mailley
Phone: +33 4 3878 2531

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Press contact:
Giulio Mazzolo
Fondazione iCons – iCube Programme
Phone: +39 0371 091065