Non-Li Sustainable Batteries with European Supply Chains for Stationary Storage (Batt4EU Partnership) – Deadline 18 April 2024

Programme: Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON)
Call: Cross-sectoral solutions for the climate transition (HORIZON-CL5-2024-D2-01)
Type of action: HORIZON-IA HORIZON Innovation Actions
Type of MGA: HORIZON Lump Sum Grant [HORIZON-AG-LS]
Deadline model: Single-stage
Opening date: 7 December 2023
Deadline date: 18 April 2024 17:00:00 Brussels time

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Projects are expected to contribute to all of the following outcomes:

  • A European economic base which is stronger, more resilient, competitive and fit for the green and digital transitions, by reducing strategic dependencies for critical raw materials.
  • Development of post-lithium cell chemistries with target cell- and system-level cost, safety, energy density and power metrics suitable for the selected stationary energy storage markets.
  • Credible projected storage costs of less than 0.05 €/kWh/cycle by 2030, particularly for applications with a (minimum) storage durations of up to 8 hours.
  • Set out a clear route to a feasible, European-based supply chain that reduces reliance on critical raw materials, substituting with abundant, non-toxic, inherently safe raw materials and minimises the impact of possible international trade disruptions and customs tariffs, taking account of the requirements for a range of stationary storage use cases.
  • Demonstration of system operated in end-user conditions for at least 3,000 hours.
  • Projected product cycling life 5,000 cycles in conditions operating conditions typical of the selected application.
  • A battery storage solution, that works safely and efficiently across a wide range of ambient conditions.
  • A defined concept for demonstrable, highly sustainable, circular manufacturing for the selected battery type, with sustainability measured in terms of recognised economic, environmental, social and ethical metrics.