New research initiative will power up Europe’s battery revolution

Project / 26.2.2019

A world moving from fossil fuels to renewable energy will rely more and more on energy storage and in particular on batteries. The Battery 2030+ large-scale research initiative will gather leading scientists in Europe, as well as the industry, to achieve a leap forward in battery science and technology. The first “Battery 2030+” project will lay the basis for this large-scale research initiative on future battery technologies.

The vision for “Battery 2030+” is to invent the batteries of the future, providing European industry with cutting-edge technologies. Batteries are among the key technologies to achieve a deep decarbonisation of the European energy system, notably in the transport sector (with electro-mobility) and in the electric power sector (with the storage of intermittent renewable energy sources). In the near future, we will need new generations of ultrahigh-performance, reliable, safe, sustainable and affordable batteries. The competition to develop future battery technologies is already intense, but still very much open.

Battery 2030+ will address the challenges of making ultra-high performance batteries. This means establishing an acceleration platform for the discovery of new battery materials using machine learning and artificial intelligence, and especially focusing on interfaces in batteries where reactions take place that can be detrimental for battery lifetime. The partners will design smart functionalities down to the battery cell level, and pay particular attention to sustainability issues.

Project funding

The “Battery 2030+” project has been selected for a Coordination and Support Action grant under the Horizon 2020 programme. Over a period of one year (starting in March 2019), “Battery 2030+” will lay the basis for a 10-year large-scale and long-term European research project.

Project consortium

  • Uppsala University
  • Politecnico di Torino
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • University of Münster
  • French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • French National Centre for Scientific Research
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
  • Fundacion Cidetec
  • National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia
  • EASE
  • Absiskey


Associated partners

The Battery 2030+ consortium has also received the support of a number of European and national organisations, including ALISTORE ERI, EERA, EIT InnoEnergy, EIT RawMaterials, EARPA, EUROBAT, EGVI, CLEPA, EUCAR, KLIB, RS2E, Swedish Electromobility Centre, PolStorEn, ENEA, CIC energigune, IMEC and Tyndall National Institute

More Information

A more detailed description of vision of Battery 2030+ can be found in the MANIFESTO.

For questions about “Battery 2030+”, please contact:

Professor Kristina Edström, Uppsala University, Sweden
Phone: +46 70 167 90 06

Deputy coordinator
Dr. Simon Perraud, CEA, France



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