Presentation of partners and expertise

The following eight partners of the HYDRA consortium are willing to host you during your training stay. A variety of sectors are represented: Research Institutes, Universities and Industries.

As each stay will focus on the specific working field of the partner and their expertise, the choice of the partner is important according to your field of expertise and your interests!

To help you make your choice, an overview of the field of expertise is available below. More specific information is available in the individual partner presentation flyer and also on their website.

Universities
Politecnico Di Torino (Italy)

Ball milling preparation of blended active cathode materials composed of LNMO and LFP –exploring the ball milling conditions for optimization of blended formulations;

Microwave assisted synthesis of blended LNMO/LFP cathode active materials;

Complete electrochemical characterization of blends by galvanostatic discharge/charge protocols, cyclic voltammetry, GITT, EIS and structural and morphological characterization (FESEM, XRD, TGA, XPS analyses) including post-mortem analysis;

Abuse tests, thermal behaviour and safety tests of pouch cells by accelerated rate calorimeter and tests in climate chambers.

UCLouvain (Belgium)

Aqueous binder electrode processing of high voltage LNMO cathode material – from exploring the fundamental aspects of interactions and stability of materials in aqueous environment, and optimizing binder formulations, up to developing protocols for large scale aqueous electrode processing;

Development of 5V-class electrolytes covering aspects from fundamental investigations of electrochemical and chemical processes at extreme anodic potentials, up to analysing and developing chemistries compatible with high-capacity anode materials for development of high energy cells;

Degradation mechanism analysis in 5V-class Li-ion pouch cells.

Uppsala University (Sweden)

Developing polymeric binders for silicon/graphite anodes;

Expertise in interface characterisation (electrolyte/electrode characteristion) exploring the fundamentals of the interactions between the electrodes and different electrolyte compositions as a function of coin- or pouch cell cycling (both half-cell and full-cell);

Characterisation with microscopy methods, DEMS, operando XRD on request;

Electrolyte screening with both electrochemical methods and spectroscopy.

Research Institutes
ICSI – National Research and Development Institute for Cryogenic and Isotopic Technologies (Romania)

Li-ion pouch cell manufacturingstages: slurry preparation, electrode production, cell assembly, case formation & sealing, and battery testing, using Li-ion battery R&D pilot line

SINTEF (Norway)

Modelling and simulation of Li-ion batteries. 

Software development for battery data collection, processing, and management.  

Development of anode materials for Li-ion batteries.  

Li-ion pouch cell production

Industries
Corvus Energy (Norway)

Expertise in Corvus relates to maritime battery systems. As part of this, Corvus possess expertise in battery cells, battery modules, battery systems. Design, testing, manufacturing, commissioning, service.

Solvionic (France)

Design and development of ionic liquids and salts for electrolyte formulations for the electrode active materials developed in HYDRA;

Electrochemistry of interfaces between electrolytes and other cell components, including binders, current collectors, electrode materials and cell packaging;

Liquid and solid state electrolytes based on ionic liquids, using different compositions of ionic liquid monomers and ionic liquid polymers;

Scale-up feasibility studies of formulated electrolytes to industrial volume;

Cost evaluation of selected scale up electrolyte.