VUB has been highly involved in the long-term roadmap of the European large scale research initiative BATTERY 2030+ which was launched on March 24. This roadmap outlines actions needed to invent the sustainable batteries of the future.
VUB-researchers Dr Maitane Berecibar and Dr Dries Van Laethem have been involved as main contributors in the following topics: Integration of smart functionalities on Sensing and Self-Healing, and Manufacturability.
Overview of the roadmap:
The roadmap suggests research actions to radically transform the way we discover, develop, and design ultra-high-performance, durable, safe, sustainable, and affordable batteries for use in real applications. The purpose is to make a collective European research effort to support the urgent need to establish European battery cell manufacturing.
The three themes are:
I) Accelerated discovery of battery interfaces and materials
- Battery interface genome (BIG)
- Materials acceleration platform (MAP)
II) Integration of smart functionalitites
III) Cross-cutting areas
Download the BATTERY 2030+ roadmap “Inventing the Sustainable Batteries of the Future”.
Kristina Edström, Coordinator of BATTERY 2030+ and Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Uppsala University.
Phone: +46 70 167 90 06
Maitane Berecibar, Managing Director of the Battery Innovation Center, MOBI Research Group, VUB
Phone: +32 2 629 38 55