ALION

By | June 26, 2015
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High Specific Energy Aluminium-ion rechargable decentralised electricity generation sources

 

The overall objective of the ALION project is to develop aluminium-ion battery technology for energy storage application in decentralised electricity generation sources. ALION pursues an integral approach comprising electroactive materials based on “rocking chair” mechanism, robust ionic liquid-based electrolytes as well as novel cell and battery concepts, finally resulting in a technology with much lower cost, improved performance, safety and reliability with respect to current energy storage solutions (e.g. Pumped hydro storage, Compressed air energy storage, Li-ion battery, Redox Flow Battery…).

 

The project covers the whole value chain from materials and component manufacturers, battery assembler, until the technology validation in specific electric microgrid system including renewable energy source (i.e. mini wind turbine, photovoltaic system…). Thus, the final objective of this project is to obtain an Al-ion battery module validated in a relevant environment, with a specific energy of 400 W.h/kg, a voltage of 48V and a cycle life of 3000 cycles.

 

LEITAT’s role in the project:

  • Coordination of the project and responsible of the administrative and scientific management of the project
  • Synthesis of nanostructured Al anode by electroplating in ionic liquid electrolyte. Previous projects: FP7: Stable, CENIT: LIQUION
  • Battery cell characterization at the laboratory scale
  • Synthesis and characterization of Ionic Liquid
  • Surface modification by diazonium salt reduction

 

Number of Contract: H2020/646286

 

Coordinator: LEITAT

 

Contact manager in charge: Max Viallon

 

Web: www.alionproject.eu

 

Starts: 1st of June 2015

 

Duration: 48 months

 

Partners

 

LEITAT Technological Center Spain
TORRECIC Spain
 VARTA Germany
 ALBUFERA Spain
 DECHEMA FORSCHUNGSINTITUT Germany
 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON United Kingdom
 TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT BERLIN Germany
 SOLVIONI France
 NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Norway
 ACCUREC Germany
 ACCIONA Spain
 CEG Italy
 CEA France

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