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Advanced Fluorinated Materials for High Safety, Energy and Calendar Life Lithium Ion Batteries (AMELIE)
Start date: Jan 1, 2011, End date: Dec 31, 2013 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The focus of the project is on the development of fluorinated electrolyte/separator and binders in combination with active electrodes (anode LiC6 and cathode: LiNixMn2-xO4 - 4,7V) for high performing, safe and durable Li batteries. The main deliverables of the project are the development of cell prototypes capacity > 10 A.h on which performance assessment will be conducted. The AMELIE prototype performances will be assessed towards the following objectives for EV and PHEV applications: high specific energy: cells >200 Wh/kg, improved life time: > 1000 cycles, 80% DOD for EV applications, High calendar life: > 10 years, high recyclability / recovery/ reuse: battery components 85% recycled and improved competitiveness: <500 €/kWh on prototype paving the way for mass production cost <150€/ kWh.The utilization of higher performing “inactive” organic materials (polymers and ionomers) will enable to reduce the amount of the same materials while increasing the energy and power densities of the battery, and consequently decreasing the cost per kWh of the final battery. In addition, the reuse of the components will contribute to the cost reduction of the battery. To this end a complete Life Cycle Analysis of the new battery components will be performed.To take up these challenges, academic and private organisations have partnered up in the AMELIE consortium.As the developments in this field are extremely interconnected, improved Lithium ion batteries for automotive sector can be manufactured only by the synergistic optimisation of all their components: active materials and binders for electrodes, gel polymers, lithium salts and solvents for the ionic conductors. Although innovative materials are a key lever of such improvements, the cell design will be essential for both improved performances and safety.
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