Tomas Bata University in Zlín


New Horizon Europe Project Launched

An international Horizon Europe project has just started at the Centre of Polymer Systems of Tomas Bata University in Zlín.

The SOLiD project aims to create a sustainable and cost-efficient pilot scale manufacturing process for a high energy density, safe and easily recyclable solid-state Li-metal battery. The main task of the TBU team will be sustainability assessments of the developed batteries.

Sustainable manufacturing of Gen. 4b solid-state batteries (SSBs) with minimised amount of critical raw materials (Co and Li), and with superior performance and safety is a major challenge in today’s battery research. Lithium-ion battery (LiB) cells with conventional active materials are reaching their limits in terms of energy densities. Also, safety issues arise with the utilisation of liquid organic electrolyte which are becoming even more critical with the introduction of advanced materials made to increase cell voltage and fast charging rates.

Hence, there is an urgent need for the development of innovative scalable manufacturing technologies based on new solid-state electrolytes (SSEs) that can be also combined with metallic lithium at the anode, leading to significantly enhanced energy density.

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