Development of New Cathodes for Stable and Safer Lithium-Sulphur Batteries, Grant No. 985148
By an interdisciplinary team of partners from research institutes and industry, which covers the whole value chain from researchers to companies, a small pre-commercial prototype of a sulfur/lithium battery, based on an innovative concept of sulfur graphene composites, will be accomplished. High energy and cost-effective lithium-sulfur (Li–S) battery technology has been vigorously revisited due to the urgent need of advanced energy storage technologies for green transportation and large-scale energy storage applications. The DeCaSuB consortium work on optimising materials and components tailored to the lithium-ion battery requirements, developing manufacturing processes to evaluate and improve the performance of the system.
The project investigates new materials that will enable production of components for Li-ion batteries with significantly improved reliability, including greater stability, power density and efficiency. These materials will address questions concerning safety, environmental compatibility, price and efficiency. The project is focusing on the development of new sulfur-based composite cathode materials suitable for high energy lithium-ion batteries.
Targeted problems are divided into three main parts:
- Preparation of different sulfur cathode composites with high specific capacity and improved cyclability
- Improving fire safety of lithium rechargeable batteries
- Electrochemical and structural testing of our active materials and final small Li-S cells
Estimated duration of the project: 36 months
- Assoc. Prof. Andrea Straková Fedorková, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia (NPD)
- Prof. Elena Shembel, Ukrainian State University of Chemical Technology, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine (PPD)
- Prof. Pedro Gomez-Romero, Catalan Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Barcelona, Spain
- Assoc. Prof. Marie Sedlaříková, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic
- Enerize Corporation, USA
- Green Way, Slovakia
- Graphene Batteries, Norway