Academia and industry representatives explored the long term challenges and emerging next generations of battery technologies for energy storage that could be addressed by a large scale EU Research & Innovation initiative under the Future & Emerging Technologies (FET) part of Horizon2020.

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Battery technologies are set to play an important role in Europe's Energy Union Strategy for their high impact on the energy and transport sectors, especially due to the ongoing transition from fuel to electric vehicles (eMobility).

The workshop organised by the European Commission services brought together academia, research organisations and industry to discuss on long term research that would complement the on-going or planned activities in the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020.  The focus was mainly on future battery applications for eMobility but also for stationary applications. Technologies discussed include:

  • Post Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technologies based on future cell chemistries such as, Sodium-ion, Li-metal, Li-Sulphur, Li-air, and their positioning vis-à-vis shorter term next generation lithium and solid state technologies.
  • Alternative energy storage and conversion technologies like super capacitors, fuel cells, flow batteries and others.

You can read the overview of the discussions in this workshop report, the agenda and terms of reference and the presentations given during the workshop (listed as annexes below).

In this blog post Thomas Skordas, Director at DG Connect and Clara de la Torre, Director at DG RTD shared some of their main takings from the event.

For more information you can contact the organisers at DG Connect

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