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Feasibility study of a high energy BATtery with novel Metallic lithium ANode

European Union
Geo-spatial type
Total project cost
€71 429
EU Contribution
€50 000
Project Acronym
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport electrification (ELT)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Other specified
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport


Call for proposal
Link to CORDIS

Current state-of-the-art Li-ion rechargeable batteries used in electric vehicles allow driving fairly short distances on single charges. In order for the electric vehicles to reach mass markets, novel high-energy batteries are required for extended driving distances. As several promising cathode chemistries are already in the industry’s R&D pipeline, this innovation project addresses the anode component. Pure metallic lithium is known as an ideal anode material due to its extremely high theoretical specific capacity, but it is unsafe due to the growth of lithium dendrites on the anode surface that ensues fire hazard. We propose a novel approach to solve the problem of dendrite growth by applying a special coating layer on lithium surface, and thereby enabling safe utilization of metallic lithium as anode material in Li-ion rechargeable batteries. The feasibility study will focus on defining the technical and business conditions for successfully commercializing the proposed approach.


The goal of the feasibility study is to establish a solid high-potential innovation project by preparing a detailed plan for scaling up the technology for manufacturing Li-ion batteries with coated lithium metal anodes, including long-term business plan and an IPR strategy. The overall objective of the innovation project is to develop the Li-ion cell with commercial cathode and metallic lithium anode with protective coating layer, together with the accompanying manufacturing technology. In doing so, the energy density of the battery will be increased up to 300 Wh/kg, compared to 180 Wh/kg for current state-of-the-art batteries. This means that it will be possible to drive up to twice longer distances on a single charging cycle compared to current state of the art Li-ion batteries used in electric vehicles. In addition, the proposed Li-ion cell technology has a vast potential to deliver similar benefits to a wide variety of battery types, including batteries for portable devices.


Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme


Lead Organisation
Mikromasch Eesti Ou
VEERENNI 44, 11313 TALLINN, Estonia
EU Contribution
€50 000
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution


Technology Theme
Electric vehicle batteries (and energy management)
Lithium-ion batteries with novel anode/cathode materials
Development phase

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