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Li-ion batteries can have a second life as energy storage

Li-ion batteries can still be useful as low-cost energy storage after their first use in electric vehicles.
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Jul 10 2018

Li-ion batteries can still be useful as low-cost energy storage after their first use in electric vehicles.

The research project LibforSecUse aims to develop secure procedures and supporting metrological infrastructures to measure Li-ion batteries residual capacity.

Such procedures are needed to test if it is economically and ecologically reasonable to use large numbers of used Li-ion batteries as energy storage.

As partner in The European metrology research project "LibforSecUse" the Joint Research Centre (JRC) will take part in a workshop organised by the German National Metrology Institute PTB.

In this workshop the project consortium will meet with stakeholders and interested parties to discuss the needs and requirements and consider if they fit within the framework of the project.

Background

/jrc/en/file/document/175908Summary: Quality assessment of electric vehicle Li ion batteries for second use applications (LiBforSecUse project)

This project will pave the way for primary calibration services in an impedance range that is not currently covered by metrological services of National Metrology Institutes.

The identification and metrological validation of reproducibility conditions for impedance based measurement methods and life cycle tests of Li-ion battery cells and modules will provide a sound metrological basis for these measurements.

The test protocols and expertise established during the project will form the basis of future standardisation activities.

Expertise from a range of scientific, technological and metrological disciplines is gathered for the project and the workshop.

The LibforSecUse project is a European Metrology Research Project under the EMPIR initiative together with EURAMET (German website).

EMPIR is co-funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

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