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HICATH - High energy cathodes for Li ion batteries

The main objective of HiCath is to develop a high energy cathode for Li ion batteries (high voltage and high capacity) based on oxide materials and modifications of these. We aim to develop Ni-rich layered oxides with protective and functional surface coating to counteract the first cycle inefficiency.

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The last decade has been the start of the revolution in electric mobility with the transition from fossil fuels to batteries as energy for transportation. This is due to the introduction of Li-ion batteries with significantly higher energy density compared to other battery chemistries. There is a significant need to increase the gravimetric and volumetric energy density of Li ion batteries from today's state-of-the-art levels without increasing the costs for the end user. To increase the energy density in Li ion batteries, by increasing the capacity and voltage, there are several ideas and possible chemistries to select from. Post Li-ion technologies such as Li-sulphur and Li-air are some possibilities that will require a significantly longer development time than the methodologies proposed here.

HiCath will focus on development and modification of oxide intercalation cathode materials for Li-ion batteries, including optimisation of electrode structures and tailoring electrolyte compositions suitable for high voltage operations. 

Application type: Researcher Project 
Total budget: 9,6 mill kroner 
SINTEF Budget: 4,7 mill kroner 
Funding source: ENERGIX/RCN 
Project Partners:  NTNU 
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Project duration

2018 - 2022