Market and technological Context
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.
The development of significantly improved materials and/or chemistry is a key aspect to increase energy density and reduce recharging time while ensuring a high safety level and meeting user needs and expectations.
SPIDER is a European collaborative project that will develop and demonstrate advanced Li-ion battery technologies with significantly improved energydensity, cycle life, safety and recyclability.
SPIDER stands for Safe and PrelithiatedhIgh energy DEnsity batteries based on sulphur Rocksalt and silicon chemistries. 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.
SPIDER spans 2019-2022 and the partners will receive funding from the European Community’s Horizon 2020 Programme (H2020/2014-2020) under Grant Agreement n° 814389.
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10 Feb 2019
The kick-off meeting (KOM) was held on 12 – 13 February, 2019 at CEA Liten in Grenoble. The meeting was attended by the 14 partners including leading universities and research institutes in the battery field and key companies central to the emerging European industrial value chain for EV batteries.