The final General Assembly was held on July 4-5, 2018 in Chambéry, France. All project partners have presented their results within the whole project. The project officer has expressed his opinions and suggestions for the project. The SPICY project was successfully completed.
Researchers from the SPICY consortium presented detailed research results in a joint workshop on the topic “Next generation of competitive Li-ion batteries to meet customer expectations – made in Europe” together with the two partner projects eCAIMAN and FiveVB. The successful workshop which was held on the 19th of April 2018 attracted many experts from different disciplines, which made interesting discussions on the subject of battery research and development possible.
The SPICY project was represented at the TRA Conference in Vienna from 16th to 19th April 2018 (www.traconference.eu). An overview of the research project, its goal of increasing the energy density of Li-Ion battery cells and at the same time decreasing the costs via the use of different low cost materials, as well as specific project results were presented at a joint exhibition stand together with the projects eCAIMAN and FiveVB which are funded under the same EU call (GV-1). Furthermore, the SPICY project was represented at the official stand of the EU Commission to receive and adequately answer questions from high-ranking representatives from industry and politics and to provide technical support.
The joint-workshop of SPICY, Five VB and eCAIMAN will be held on the 19th of April parallel to the TRA-Conference in Vienna. The workshop agenda includes speeches from researchers in all three projects. A total of 16 researchers from SPICY will be present at the workshop and conference. They will also give presentations and display posters during the TRA-Conference.
Researchers from the group of Prof. Dr. S. Passerini at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have published an article “Evaluation of guar gum-based biopolymers as binders for lithium-ion batteries electrodes” in Electrochimica Acta.
Researchers from the group of Prof. Dr. S. Passerini at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have published an article “Comparative study of imide-based Li salts as electrolyte additives for Li-ion batteries” in the Journal of Power Sources.
The European Commission, DG Research and Innovation together with the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) and the European Green Vehicles Initiative Association (EGVIA) organized a European-wide conference on the results from road transport research in H2020 projects on 29th and 30th November 2017 in Brussels. Willy Porcher from SPICY partner CEA has given a presentation based on the SPICY project results at the conference.
A joint-workshop of SPICY, Five VB and eCAIMAN is being organized parallel to the TRA-Conference in Vienna. The one-day workshop focuses on the scientific, standardization and industrial topics related to lithium-ion batteries. Experts in and out of the three projects are highly welcome to give presentations at the workshop. Details about the workshop will be announced later.
The TRA-Conference in Vienna from 16th to 19th April 2018 is an European conference in association with EU, Austrian Ministry of Transport, AIT and Austria Tech. The main focuses are environment and efficiency, vehicles and vessels design, development and production, etc. SPICY has a joint booth with Five VB and eCAIMAN, where lithium-ion cell prototypes of different geometries will be presented. SPICY may also be part of the stand with EU commission-H2020 family. At least three presentations from SPICY are planned for the conference.
The next SPICY project meeting will be held on the 9th and 10th of November 2017 in the IPC’s premises in Bellignat, France.