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Leclanché is part of ASTRABAT, a four-year long EU funded project

Fri Apr 17

Leclanché Research  & Development Cells team in Willstätt under the guidance of Dr. Petronela Gotcu-Freis (Team Manager) and Dr. Hilmi Buqa (VP of R&D) is part of a new European project that has been launched to design an innovative high-energy and safe solid-state lithium-ion battery cell for the electric vehicle market and beyond.

The EU-funded project, named ASTRABAT (All Solid-sTate Reliable BATtery for 2025), aims to develop optimal lithium-ion battery solutions for the increasing demands of the electric vehicle market in particular. The goal is to fulfil Europe’s need for a safe, high-energy, sustainable and marketable battery for green mobility that could be manufactured in Europe on a massive scale. As society turns to electric vehicles, this challenge has now become acute, with Asian competitors well ahead on the market.

Leclanché has joined this project run by a consortium of 14 partners from 8 European countries, including leading research centres and universities, as well as companies in the area of battery and energy. These parties have extensive track records in the field of battery and associated technologies, including state of the art electrochemistry and modelling. Led by France’s CEA, the 4-year project will focus on developing a better, safe and environmentally friendly cell architecture. This will come with an all solid-state electrolyte design suited to the new high-energy electrode materials and compatible with current mass-production processes.

Read the full press release here.