Project in Focus: eCAIMAN
In the project eCAIMAN (Electrolyte, Cathode and Anode Improvements for Market-near Next-generation Lithium Ion Batteries), we bring European expertise together to develop an automotive Li-Ion battery cell that can be produced in Europe. EUCAR members, together with highly skilled partners, will develop a more powerful battery by modifying and improving individual components and technologies to result in a significant overall improvement of the cell.
eCAIMAN scale-up is designed with existing European production technologies and inexpensive materials mined in Europe, thereby reducing the final battery price. The battery will be developed to be integrated into light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles, allowing eCAIMAN to address a broad scope of real end-user demands. The project aims to develop a truly European high-performance battery ready for implementation in the global market.
The project started in May 2015 and the achievements so far are promising:
- Reduced battery system cost by applying a scalable modular concept for use in light, passenger, and heavy-duty vehicles and buses.
- Slurry engineering: general and efficient method to maximise electrochemical performance for a given active material and minimise side effects.
- Reduction of electrode preparation processing cost via aqueous processing.
- New test procedure for future high voltage cells as well as demands from light/passenger/heavy duty vehicle concepts – update of current test procedures.
For further news and achievements, do not forget to visit the project website.
|May 2015||36 months||€6.1 million||€5.8 million||www.ecaiman.eu|
|Partners:||Coordinator: AIT GmbH|
|EUCAR members: FCA, Volvo Group|
|Partners: CERTH, ARKEMA, CEA, EUTEMA, CIDETEC, IMERYS, LITHOPS, SAMSUNG, MAGNA STEYR, PE CEE, PIAGGIO, Politecnico di Torino, RISE|