The TwinVECTOR project aims to pool European expertise in the development of next-generation batteries. The EU is funding the project with €1.3 million over a period of three years.
The centre of excellence at Tomas Bata University (TBU) in Zlín, Czech Republic, is to be expanded with the support of the consortium partners so that multidisciplinary, national and international project teams can network, create synergies and collaborate on further development of battery energy storage technologies, according to a statement from the Bavarian Research Alliance.
Four partners from Germany (KIT, BayFOR), Finland (VTT) and Austria (AIT) are participating in the project under the coordination of Tomas Bata University. By networking with international players from science and industry, a knowledge pool for new battery energy storage technologies is to be created, from the laboratory to the market.
In addition to developing and sourcing sustainable materials obtained in full compliance with social and environmental standards, the production of these batteries is also to become more sustainable. However, it is not only about sustainability, but also about requirements from the market: for example, the energy density should continue to increase, but the costs for this should decrease.