Materials & Process Technology

The challenges in materials and process technology are numerous. Examples are the quest to develop new (nano) materials which combine unusual properties or can cope with extreme conditions, the replacement of current feedstock by biobased alternatives, finding substitutes for critical raw materials, and exploring alternative mining reserves, e.g. minerals from the deep sea. Furthermore, various additive manufacturing techniques, advanced automation and digitisation (Industry 4.0) are making their way in the manufacturing industry.

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The CoFBAT project is a research and innovation project (LC-BAT-02-2019) and will develop advanced material solutions for safer and long-lasting high capacity Cobalt free batteries for stationary storage applications.
Uniresearch Role

Uniresearch was hired by the initial consortium to write and compile the grant application. After approval of the project, Uniresearch has been assigned the task of project management facilitator and an active role in the dissemination, exploitation and communication. Uniresearch will be responsible for major external dissemination and communication activities.

Arjo Roersch van der Hoogte
Grant Consultant
Anna Molinari
Senior Grant Consultant
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The project main goal is to develop next level of battery storage with a modular technology, suitable for different applications and fulfilling the increasing need of decentralised energy production and supply for private households and industrial robotised devices. This will be achieved by using high capacity anodes coupled with cobalt free cathode and with a very safe gel polymer electrolyte separator. This new technology will be developed up to a TRL 6 (large prismatic cell ESP-Cell 30Ah) at the end of the project, producing these novel high voltage high capacity batteries close to practical applications.

Facts & Figures
  • Acronomy: CoFBAT
  • Start date: 1 November 2019
  • Duration: 48 Months
  • Total budget: 8M€
  • EC funding: 8M€
  • EC contract number: 875126

The project consortium consists of 19 partners from 8 EU countries.