Center for Swedish Batteries An Alliance for Ultrahigh Performance Batteries (SweBAL)

Time period: 2020-01-01 to 2024-12-31

Project leader: Kristina Edström

Funder: Vinnova

Type of award: Project grant

Total fundning: 34 000 000 SEK

Purpose and goal: ** Denna text är maskinöversatt ** The goal is to develop batteries with very high performance as well as new battery production processes to consolidate the strong Swedish battery research community. sectors of the battery value chain: from mining, materials, battery production, battery use, "second life" to recycling. BASE is the Swedish response to the FET flagship initiative BATTERY 2030+. Expected results and effects: Batteries are at the heart of our connected society. Being a key technology for both the transport sector and for distributed renewable electricity, they constitute vital components for reaching a fossil-free society. UU (coordinator), Chalmers, KTH, and RISE aim for new generations of ultrahigh performance batteries by addressing critical challenges: engineered interfaces, new materials and smart sensing, all to achieve affordable and sustainable batteries with longer life and higher capacities. All this aligns with the UN sustainability goals of clean and affordable energy. Approach and implementation: Collaboration involve the large companies ABB, AB Volvo, SAFT, Scania, Volvo Cars, Stena Metall and the Swedish battery-producing company Northvolt and with small and medium-sized companies: Altris, COMSOL, Graphmatech, Insplorion, and the Swedish graphite mine Woxna AB/Leading Edge Materials. BASE will work to achieve the UN environmental goals and contribute new ideas and new battery solutions. Using a gender-integrated approach and contributing to influencing regulatory issues around batteries for different applications, BASE wants to take a social responsibility.