IMAGE is a foundation project by which strong innovation resources are used to recover from the industrial production gap. A realistic and well documented roadmap towards the manufacturing of cost-effective and competitive battery cells within Europe will emerge. This will be enforced by establishing a distributed battery cell production base that will be able, after careful up-scaling of production, to supply the now burgeoning electric vehicle industry. From this context, the main goal of IMAGE project is to push the European rechargeable lithium battery cell industry and academia to take over a leading role in the development and manufacturing of Next Generation Lithium Ion cells.
To fulfil this vision and main goal IMAGE has the following major objectives/tasks:
1. Development of generic production techniques for next generation rechargeable lithium battery cells (≥300 Wh/kg) based on high specific energy/capacity Lithium metal anode and high voltage /high capacity/high specific energy cathode. This will include a generic development approach that will be easy to up-scale cost efficiently while remaining flexible and safer to replace in case of any contingencies and market/ manufacturer configuration changes.
2. Identify energy and resource efficient cell manufacturing technologies and assets tailored to the existent European industrial infrastructure. This will include the identification of bottleneck factors and challenges that could be addressed in the present European industrial context.
3. Development of a progressive, multiple-tier technological and production framework that is able to cope with the inherent technological changes and advancements characteristic to this dynamic field. Thus, there will be several technologies covered by IMAGE, each having different technological maturity levels.
4. IMAGE solutions and manufacturing techniques are modular and scalable for both automotive and stationary applications.
5. To actively support the take‐up of European battery industry and exploitation of project results across Europe.
Short titleIMAGE
Effective start/end date1/11/1730/04/21

    Research areas

  • Solid state, Lithium metal, Batteries, Lithium ion, Manufacturing

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