The first Basque research center in the field of electrochemical storage, energy storage and conversion, and hydrogen technology, Cic Energigune, is working on the development of electrolytes, anodes and tools that facilitate la-ion solid state batteries, through 3D. printing and under high sustainability and energy performance criteria.
In a statement, the laboratory explained, this Thursday, that the research was funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation in its call “Ecological Transition and Digital Transition”.
The scientific coordinator of CIC Energigune’s Electrochemical Storage Area, Montse Casas-Cabanas, explained that the development of current collectors and tools for the negative electrode, adapted to 3D printed solid electrolytes, “opens the door to new concepts in the digital fabrication of batteries and allows to increase the stability of the behavior and interfacial in the circuit devices”.
On the one hand, the researcher Pedro López-Aranguren confirmed that the work will allow “progress in the manufacturing of lagoons without a metal anode anode free of lithium and with high voltage positive materials without cobalt, with great density and energy potential, and fast charging. , which is called Generation 4 “.
The goal of the research is “to develop a new development of advanced lithium-ion solid-state batteries that offer high performance and can be digitally manufactured from design.” In this regard, the researchers indicated that “work will be done on the characterization of the new generation of batteries without anodes and with cobalt-free cathodes, as well as on the effective implementation of new materials in inks and filaments for 3D printing technologies. .
The research center revealed the advantages of the application of 3D printing in the manufacture of solid-state batteries “will be especially noticeable in aspects such as the reduction of risks for the use of critical metals, such as cobalt and lithium.”
In fact, through this project, the device of the 4th generation of lagoons will be promoted: “lithium batteries with high voltage, without anode and without cobalt, with great power and density and rapid charging, and to meet the standards proposed by the European Union for future lagoons”.
Likewise, those responsible for the project achieve concrete results in all areas of research, such as “the development of raw materials formed and obtaining the first generation of low-voltage-cobalt-free cells and cells without anode and without cobalt, secondly.” high voltage generation Prototype cell fabrication with high gravimetric energy density is also contemplated.