Energy transition and decarbonization

European workshop on nanotechnologies & advanced materials for batteries

The European workshop on nanotechnologies & advanced materials for batteries, organized by the European projects MAT4BAT, ALION and BASMATI, with the support of EMIRI and the European Commission, will gather coordinators of European projects, as well as technology and market experts, and representatives from the industry. It will take place on the 23rd and 24th of February at Umicore headquarters (Rue du Marais 31, Brussels)


The workshop will aim at:

  1. Highlighting key results of the FP7 and H2020 projects in the field of nanotechnologies & advanced materials for batteries, covering a wide spectrum of applications (including mobility and stationary energy storage)
  2. Identifying common R&I priorities in order to bridge the gap between the lab and the market, and providing recommendations for the future European work programmes
  3. Collecting the views of stakeholders on how Europe can answer to the energy storage challenge from the perspective of advanced materials, and explore the way towards a clustering activity in the field of materials for batteries

Expect keynote talks (technology watch, market evolution, policy context) by experts and representatives from the industry as well as presentations of European projects by the project coordinators: current status and future R&I needs.


For more information, contact [email protected]



23 February 2017, from 10am to 1pm: EMIRI Tech Talk on batteries for energy storage (stationary and e-mobility)

  • EMIRI – Fabrice STASSIN – Opening words and short introduction to EMIRI (10 min)
  • EU Commission DG R&I Directorate ‘Industrial Technologies’ – Martin GIEB – Advanced Materials for Energy Storage in Horizon 2020 (10 min)
  • SUSTESCO – Marcel MEEUS – Masterclass on Battery Technologies and Markets (1 hour)
  • Coffee Break (20 min)
  • EASE – Patrick CLERENS – Overview of EU policies framing energy storage (emphasis on batteries) (20 min)
  • EGVIA – Oscar MIGUEL – Overview of e-mobility in Europe (20 min)
  • EU Commission Joint Research Centre – Vangelis TZIMAS – Assessment of potential bottlenecks along the materials supply chain for the future deployment of low-carbon energy and transport technologies in the EU with a focus on batteries (20 min)
  • EU Commission Joint Research Centre – Vangelis TZIMAS – Transforming the European Energy System through innovation (Integrated SET Plan progress in 2016) (20 min)
  • UMICORE – Jan TYTGAT – End-of-life and recycling of Li-ion batteries (20 min)
  • Networking Lunch (1h)


23 February 2017, from 2pm to 5:30pm: European workshop on nanotechnologies & advanced materials for batteries, part 1

  • CEA – Simon Perraud – Opening words (10 min)
  • University of the Basque Country – David Mecerreyes Molero – IPES project (Innovative Polymers for Energy Storage) (20 min)
  • TU Graz – Stefan Freunberger – OMICON project (Organic Mixed Ion and Electron Conductors for High-Energy Batteries) (20 min)
  • KIT – Maximilian Fichtner – LiRichFCC project (A new class of powerful materials for electrochemical energy storage: Lithium-rich oxyfluorides with cubic dense packing) (20 min)
  • CEA – Dane Sotta – MAT4BAT project (Advanced materials for batteries) (20 min)
  • Coffee Break (20 min)
  • CIDETEC – Idoia Urdampilleta – MARS-EV project (Materials for Ageing Resistant Li-ion High Energy Storage for the Electric Vehicle) (20 min)
  • CEA – Willy Porcher – SPICY project (Silicon and polyanionic chemistries and architectures of Li-ion cell for high energy battery) (20 min)
  • Varta Microbattery – Martin Krebs – SINTBAT project (Silicon based materials and new processing technologies for improved lithium-ion batteries) (20 min)
  • AVL – Corina Täubert – FiveVB project (Five Volt Lithium Ion Batteries with Silicon Anodes produced for Next Generation Electric Vehicles) (20 min)


24 February 2017, from 8:30am to 1pm: European workshop on nanotechnologies & advanced materials for batteries, part 2

  • Umicore – Tim Van Rompaey – BASMATI project (Bringing innovAtion by Scaling up nanoMATerials and Inks for printing) (20 min)
  • DTU – Poul Norby – HI-C project (Novel in situ and in operando techniques for characterization of interfaces in electrochemical storage systems) (20 min)
  • CEA – Pascale Bayle-Guillemaud – BACCARA project (Battery and supercapacitor characterization and testing) (20 min)
  • Nanomakers – Jean-François Perrin – SIRIUS project (20 min)
  • Fraunhofer ISC – Victor Trapp – ECOCOMBAT project (Ecological Composites for High-Efficient Li-Ion Batteries), also presenting EELICON and ABATRELIFE projects (20 min)
  • Coffee Break (20 min)
  • National Institute of Chemistry (Ljubljana) – Robert Dominko – EUROLIS project (Advanced European lithium sulphur cells for automotive applications) (20 min)
  • National Institute of Chemistry (Ljubljana) – Robert Dominko – HELIS project (High energy lithium sulphur cells and batteries) (20 min)
  • LEITAT – Christophe Aucher – ALISE project (Advanced Lithium Sulphur battery for xEV) (20 min)
  • CEA – Didier Bloch – NAIADES project (Na-Ion bAttery Demonstration for Electric Storage) (20 min)
  • Closing remarks and networking lunch (1h)


A picture taken during the event