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Dear Reader,

I am very pleased to welcome you to the first release of ASTRABAT’s newsletter, where you can keep up to date with the latest project’s news and results!

ASTRABAT is an EU-funded project to develop optimal Lithium-ion battery solutions for the increasing demands of the electric vehicle market in particular. It started in January 2020 and will last 3.5 years. Its ultimate goal is to help meet Europe’s need for a safe, high-energy, sustainable and marketable battery for green mobility that could be manufactured in Europe on a massive scale.

This stimulating yet challenging objective requires multidisciplinary knowledge and expertise. This is what brought us together to establish the ASTRABAT consortium, a team of 14 partners from 8 European countries led by CEA. It includes leading research centres and universities, as well as companies in the area of batteries and energy.

Over its first year, ASTRABAT has been working on the development of active electrode materials (NMC-based cathode material and Si-based anode material) and materials for new Li-salt and organic (ORMOCER® and perfluoropolymer) electrolytes and inorganic LLZO electrolytes for a hybrid all-solid-state battery. In the next months we will focus on formulation at laboratory scale, before passing the ball to our industrial partners for cell development from June.

We have also joined forces with three other EU-funded projects on solid-state batteries, namely SAFELiMOVE, SOLiDIFY and SUBLIME. We will work together to promote each other’s results and achieve larger impacts on society. Follow our joint hashtag #LCBAT12019 to keep updated!

But at this point I am sure you’d like to dive into the latest news from ASTRABAT. I take leave by inviting you to check out the ASTRABAT presentation video and to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn profiles.

Once again, thank you for your interest in our mission to contribute to a clean and sustainable European mobility.

Happy reading!

Sophie Mailley
Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA)
ASTRABAT Project Coordinator

Check out the ASTRABAT presentation video!
ASTRABAT has published a short web video outlining its mission: a new Lithium battery to boost e-mobility in Europe and cut green-house gas emissions
Meet ASTRABAT: a chat with Fraunhofer ISC
Catch a glimpse of the work carried out for ASTRABAT by Dr Guinevere Giffin and her team at Fraunhofer ISC. Their research is on anolyte polymers and formulations for polymer-based silicon anodes for solid-state batteries
New polymers for new batteries
ASTRABAT partner Daikin has completed a number of studies to develop a solid electrolyte polymer for high voltage cathodes. The results will be used for the design of the ASTRABAT battery cell
Designing the future of European batteries
A number of ASTRABAT partners are part of BEPA, the recently established association working for a more competitive and sustainable battery value chain in the EU
Setting the scene for ASTRABAT’s new Lithium battery
ASTRABAT has completed the first overview of the Li-ion cells certifications and standards to be applied to the project’s battery prototype
Covid-19: the resilience of the electric-car market
Despite the lockdown and decreasing car sales, e-vehicles are on the increase. 
ASTRABAT: developing a new battery to boost Europe’s electric mobility
A new European project to design an innovative high-energy and safe, solid-state lithium-ion battery cell for the electric vehicle market and beyond
Discover the #LCBAT12019 cluster!
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 875029.