European Battery 2030+ project to research future battery technologies
March 2019 sees the launch of the first Battery 2030+ project, marking the start of a 10-year large-scale initiative investigating future battery technologies in Europe. Two key areas of research will be improving battery efficiency and reducing carbon emissions within the transport and electricity generation industries. Batteries play a vital role in electro-mobility, powering EVs, and provide crucial storage for intermittent sources of renewable energy such as wind and solar power. In addition, the Battery 2030+ project aims to make the batteries of the future safer and more affordable, with a focus on environmental sustainability including battery recycling. The project is being managed by a consortium including five universities and seven research centres across Europe.