Materials and Components

eLi Materials and Components


This platform will link up education, research and industry activities for a sustainable battery cell production in Europe, including resource efficient materials, innovative cell designs and new technologies (Li-ion and beyond Li-ion).

Research activities

  • Anode and cathode materials
  • Liquid and solid electrolytes
  • Battery cell assembly
  • Design for recycling
  • New technologies

Industry activities

  • Upscaling of battery materials
  • Battery materials screening
  • Battery cell prototyping
  • Battery and cell testing
  • Failure analysis

Education activities

  • PhD and Master thesis research works
  • Workshops for academic and industry partners
  • Lectures at universities Bordeaux, Leuven, Lorraine and Wuerzburg

Project ECO COM'BAT (supported by EIT RawMaterials)

  • Upscaling of ORMOCER® coated NMC622 and lithium salt LiFSI to batch sizes of approx. 10 - 20 kg
  • Porocarb® and Graphistrength® were applied to further increase the energy and power density
  • Integration of ECO COM'BAT materials in pouch cells on a pilot level
  • Improved performance in comparison to cells with industrial reference samples

Project ALIM (supported by EIT RawMaterials)

© Bülher Redex rolling mill delivered in CEA ‘s dry room
  • Support the commercialization of CRM-free innovative batteries (Lithium Metal Polymer), by mastering the production process of extra-thin lithium electrodes
  • Reach higher energy density & Material saving with a better processability (bonding, mechanical strength)
  • Improved cyclability with a control of the anode surface, alloying

Overview on representative research work (University of Bordeaux)

© ICMBC Bordeaux
  • Activities in applying a solid-state-chemistry strategy to materials for Li or Na batteries and related compounds
  • Investigations are focused on Li and Na transition metal oxides
  • Compounds with polyanionic framework
  • Thin film materials for microbatteries

Overview on representative research work (Fraunhofer ISC)

© Fraunhofer ISC

Materials development aims at improved battery systems in terms of:

  • Modified electrodes and improved surface design
  • Ceramic electrolytes and multifunctional hybrid polymers
  • Improved: energy density, lifespan, safety, reliability, cycling stability, and production costs

Overview on representative research work (CEA)

© P.Avavian/CEA
  • Active materials for battery development with process upscaling & optimization
  • Component (cell to stack) shape forming with process upscaling & optimization
  • All type of Li-ion batteries and post Li-ion are addressed, with a special focus on solid state battery development
  • Material to battery full characterization