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Efficient materials and processes for high-energy supercapacitors for smart textiles and electromobility applications

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Infrastructure Node
Total project cost
€5 427 118
EU Contribution
€5 427 117
Project Acronym
EMPHASIS
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Multimodal icon
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues
Transport sectors
Passenger transport

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-CL4-2022-RESILIENCE-01
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

The European push for greener alternatives to fight climate change requires rapid innovation and substantial breakthroughs. To achieve this, the EU-funded EMPHASIS project will develop several green technologies for improving the ecological and financial efficiency of high-energy supercapacitors. These technologies will focus on electrodes, electrolytes and current collectors, optimising them to generate higher amounts of energy at a lower cost and with reduced environmental footprint. The new technologies will also allow for the development of novel value chains that will assist in increasing EU competitiveness and profits while also helping to achieve Green Deal goals.

Objectives

EMPHASIS aims to develop a new science-oriented and circular-economy approach, for the design and production of next-generation supercapacitors (SCs) achieving the technical specifications defined in the European SET plan targets for 2030. Three main SC components, i.e. electrodes, current collectors and electrolytes, will be optimized to achieve their best combination resulting in very high energy and power density, cyclability, and charge/discharge ratio, reducing at the same time production cost and environmental footprint in comparison to the extant technologies. Laser-assisted methods will be employed to transform biomass to high mass-density films of graphene and graphene/nanoclusters hybrids, offering a dry method for in-situ electrode fabrication. High-surface-area activated carbons and metal-free current collectors with 3D morphology will be produced starting from new bio-based (cellulose) precursors. Novel, green IL-based recyclable electrolytes operating over a wide temperature and voltage window, will be designed and synthesized by industrially-relevant processes to ensure upscaling. Various concepts of SCs (symmetric, asymmetric, hybrid) will be designed and optimized for two specific end-user applications, flexible SCs for wearable technology (medical clothing) and the automotive industry (fuel cell powered vehicles). In both applications, the custom-designed and implemented SCs target to the replacement of batteries in an effort to eliminate the use of CRMs and unsafe/toxic chemicals. Life-cycle analysis will consider environmental and cost-feasibility impact to ensure innovation in the frame of circular economy. EMPHASIS will establish new value chains with energy storage products, essential to future competitiveness and prosperity of the EU industry. To this direction, the project aspires to develop digital technologies that fulfill the Green Deal objectives for secure raw materials, to pave the way for a twin green and digital transformation.

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.2.4 - Digital, Industry and Space
Other Programme
HORIZON-CL4-2022-RESILIENCE-01-24 Novel materials for supercapacitor energy storage (RIA)

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
PLEIONE ANONYMI ETAIRIA KAINOTOMONENERGEIAKON EFARMOGON
Address
TERMA PATRIARCHOU GRIGORIOY KAI NEAPOLEOS O, 153 10 AGIA PARASKEVI, Greece
EU Contribution
€796 250
Partner Organisations
Organisation
KOMPETENZZENTRUM HOLZ GMBH
Address
ALTENBERGER STRASSE 69, 4040 Linz, Austria
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€569 375
Organisation
SOLVIONIC
Address
11 CHE DES SILOS, 31100 TOULOUSE, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€491 000
Organisation
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Address
STRADA TORINO 50, 10043 ORBASSANO, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€305 250
Organisation
BORN GMBH KNITWEAR FOR FASHION & ENGINEERING
Address
POSTSTRASSE 4, 37351 DINGELSTADT, Germany
EU Contribution
€269 985
Organisation
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Address
HANSASTRASSE 27C, 80686 MUNCHEN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€373 890
Organisation
KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Address
EUROPAPLATZ 2/1/2, 1150 WIEN, Austria
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€259 000
Organisation
Eurice European Research And Project Office Gmbh
Address
HEINRICH-HERTZ-ALLEE 1, 66386 ST INGBERT, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€391 625
Organisation
Idryma Technologias Kai Erevnas
Address
N PLASTIRA STR 100, 70013 IRAKLEIO, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€523 750
Organisation
Universita Degli Studi Di Torino
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8, 10124 Torino, Italy
EU Contribution
€337 046
Organisation
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RICERCA METROLOGICA
Address
STRADA DELLE CACCE 91, 10135 TORINO, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€249 918
Organisation
CENTRE TECHNOLOGIQUE NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE COMPOSITES & MATERIAUX AVANCES
Address
BATIMENT CHEMINNOV ENSCBP AV PEY BERLAND 16, 33600 PESSAC, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€399 159
Organisation
JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAT WURZBURG
Address
SANDERRING 2, 97070 WUERZBURG, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€460 870

Technologies

Technology Theme
Electric vehicle batteries (and energy management)
Technology
Battery Storage System and supercapacitors
Development phase
Research/Invention

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