SPIDER – Safe and Prelithiated high energy density batteries

ProjectBattery storage

Demand for electric vehicles (EVs) is rapidly increasing and, according to the European Green Vehicle Initiative Association (EGVIA), a significant increase of acceptance of EVs can come only via further and significant cost reductions and elimination/limitations of disadvantages compared to other propulsion technologies such as driving range, durability, “re-fueling” time and safety.

SPIDER is a European collaborative project that will develop and demonstrate advanced Li-ion battery technologies with significantly improved energy density, cycle life, safety and recyclability. It will bring knowledge-based improvements of Li-ion battery cost, performance, recyclability and safety to enable electric vehicles to rapidly gain marketshare and reduce CO2 emissions.

The SPIDER project (H2020 Grant Agreement n° 814389) proposes a multidisciplinary approach to develop safe and long lifetime, high energy density cells. This approach is based on new materials, improved chemistries, new industrially relevant manufacturing process steps and complimented by in-depth characterization, safety, modelling and Life-cycle-(cost) analysis studies.

SPIDER technologies will be implemented on 4 successive advanced Li-ion cell generations in which the presented concepts will be successively introduced to get better understanding of Li-ion battery cost, performance, recyclability and safety to enable electric vehicles to rapidly gain market share and reduce CO2 emissions.

EnergyVille/VITO is heavily involved in this project providing battery testing expertise and capabilities, advanced modelling with a focus on ageing and fast charging processes, the economical evaluation of the new battery technology in changing business and market conditions, and life cycle analysis.

Jeroen Büscher

Researcher Battery and Energy Storage at EnergyVille/VITO

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