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Developing the European R&I Battery Eco-system

Battery technology is essential to meet Europe and Norway's zero emission targets by 2050 because they will facilitate the decarbonization of the European energy and transport sectors. At SINTEF, we are deeply involved in the development of the European R&I Battery Eco-system with engagements and active contribution to most key networks and projects.

The European Battery Value Chain

The European Union has established support tools, mechanisms and networks to foster the rapid growth and upscaling of the European battery industry across the entire value chain. A value chain expected to directly employ 1.3 million Europeans by 2030.

Research and Innovation are a cornerstone of this development, essential to ensure European battery production and usage are both competitive and sustainable. At SINTEF we have made it a priority to influence and help develop the European R&I agenda for batteries, ensuring research and innovation provides Europe with the competitive and sustainable batteries needed to succeed in the energy transition.

There are concerted efforts made by the leaders of the battery R&I initiatives to communicate, collaborate and avoid duplication. This effort ensures that all parts of the battery value chain and cross cutting issues are addressed from education to new business models and from fundamental interface modelling right through to battery integration and recycling.

We work with the following topics

  • Development of the European Strategic Research Agenda for Batteries in Europe
  • Contributions to the European and National roadmaps concerning the battery value chain
  • Organising collaboration activities between stakeholders eg webinars, workshops
  • Providing an overview of the R&I opportunities in Norway and in Europe
  • Building collaborative projects to serve the industry's research needs

We have significant roles in the following initiatives, alliances and organisations.

  • The European Battery Alliance: The purpose is to ensure that all Europeans benefit from safer traffic, cleaner vehicles and more sustainable technological solutions. All this will be achieved by creating a competitive and sustainable battery cell manufacturing value chain in Europe.
  • Batteries Europe ETIP: It aims to accelerate the establishment of a globally competitive European battery industry, driving the implementation of battery-related research and innovation actions of the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan and the Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda.
  • Batteries European Partnership: They strive towards a competitive European industrial battery value chain for stationary applications and e-mobility
  • Battery 2030+: A large-scale research initiative initiating the first phase of inventing the sustainable batteries of the future.
  • EERA Energy Storage: The first pan-European programme to bring together all major fields of energy storage research. JPES therefore represents a unique opportunity to align research and development activities in the field.
  • LiPlanet: They plan to build a more competitive Lithium battery cell manufacturing ecosystem and increase the production of Lithium cells towards industrial scale, by bringing together the most relevant European Lithium battery cell pilot lines and the main stakeholders of the battery sector.

Our typical projects include

  • Develop European project consortia to address specific topics.
  • Participate in European Projects
  • Inform national stakeholders of upcoming opportunities and developments.
  • Provide an overview of current state of the art battery technologies.

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