CIC energiGUNE, the Basque research center of reference in battery storage, thermal energy solutions, and hydrogen, and member of the Basque Research & Technology Alliance BRTA, is one of the thirteen “Relevant Actors in R&D” inside the chain of value of the solid-state batteries in Europe, according to the report requested by the European Commission inside the framework of the project “Solid-state batteries for the automotive industry”.
Moreover, two of the European projects led by CIC energiGUNE, SAFELiMOVE and HIGREEW, have been included in the report “Research and Innovation for Sustainable Batteries” as highlighted initiatives that help European batteries to reach the sustainability requisites demanded by the EU. Likewise, the initiative SUBLIME is also part of this selection of Horizon2020 projects, in which the Basque center acts as a key associate.
The report “Solid-state batteries for the automotive industry”, carried out by the Fraunhofer Institute of Systems and Innovation Research in Germany, specifically analyzes the European context of research and the development of the Li-ion solid-state batteries for electric vehicles. Apart from CIC energiGUNE, in the list there are also other twelve prestigious entities in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
The presence of CIC energiGUNE comes reinforced, as well, by the inclusion of the SAFELiMOVE project in the list of the principal European initiatives in this field. SAFELiMOVE is led by CIC energiGUNE and has as an objective to research the development of a new technology based on a solid-state electrolyte that will lead to a lithium battery that is safer, more reliable and of a higher performance. It is also part of this list of projects, in which only 8 proposals have been included, the initiative SUBLIME, which researches the new generation of solid-state battery cells and in which the Basque center is a key associate.