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M31 General Assembly meeting

The latest SPIDER General Assembly was held online on July 7th, 2021.

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Focus on WP3 – Active materials development led by CEA

CEA is a French government-funded technological research organization with more than 15,000 employees. Its activities cover four main areas: (i) energy, (ii) defense & security, (iii) health & information technologies, and (iv) fundamental research.

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Focus on WP4 – Advanced safe electrolytes led by POLIMI

The Politecnico di Milano University (POLIMI) was established in 1863 and has approximately 40,000 students and 1,400 professors as permanent staff in its seven campuses, which makes it the largest institution in Italy for Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design.

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Swiss Battery Days 2021

Iratxe de Meatza from CIDETEC Energy Storage presented work carried out in SPIDER as part of the cathode electrode processing and manufacturing activities at the Swiss Battery Days 2021.

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Focus on WP2 – Prelithiation process development led by TUM

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of the leading universities in Germany and Europe (Shanghai ranking: 54), has approximately 42.700 students, wherein more than one third are female and about 30% are foreign students.

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4th Edition of H2020 Road Transport Research European Conference

The Coordinator of SPIDER Cédric Haon (CEA) presented SPIDER at the 4th Edition of H2020 Road Transport Research European Conference, which was held online on November 30th, 2020 and December 1st, 2020.

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WP4: Development of safe electrolytes

The development of novel nonaqueous aprotic electrolytes within the SPIDER project intends to enable long cycle life Si-Gr-based lithium ion battery cells with significantly advanced safety. For this reason, high throughput screening (HTS) equipment, available at Helmholtz Institute Münster/Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), was employed to fully automatically formulate 50 electrolytes varying in composition (HTS System I, Figure 1) for each generation of prototype cells.

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Publication on Prelithiation process development

Application of Thin Lithium Foil for Direct Contact Prelithiation of Anodes within Lithium-Ion Battery Production.
The publication by Stumper et al. is available in the Procedia CIRP, Volume 93.

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SPIDER at the Si-Drive workshop

The SPIDER project was presented at the Si-DRIVE workshop on June 10th, 2020 by Iratxe de Meatza (Cidetec).
The first workshop organised by the European research project Si-DRIVE was held online on June 10th, 2020. It aimed at gathering speakers from H2020 research projects around the issue of sustainability in batteries.

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Ethylene carbonate-free electrolytes for Li-ion battery: Study of the solid electrolyte interphases formed on graphite anodes

The publication by Ehteshami et al. is available in the Journal of Power Sources, Volume 451.

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Data Management Plan

This public deliverable describes the project’s policy concerning any shared data. It will serve to ensure that any shared data is findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable.    You may access it here

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General Assembly meeting in Münster (Germany)

The second general assembly was held at FZJ (Forschungzentrum Jülich GmbH) on June, 12 and 13 2019 in Münster. On this occasion, the Spider consortium met the EC reviewer for the first time.

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Kick-off meeting of H2020 project SPIDER in Grenoble (France).

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.

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