Lithium-Air Batteries with split Oxygen Harvesting and Redox processes

  • Framework: FP7
  • Type: IP
  • Status: Completed
  • Category: Electrification (FEV/PHEV)
  • End Date: 31/03/2014
  • Vehicles: Passenger cars
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LABOHR aims to develop Ultra High-Energy battery systems for automotive applications. LABOHR has 5 key objectives:

  1. development of a green and safe electrolyte chemistry based on non-volatile, non-flammable ionic liquids;
  2. use of novel nanostructured high capacity anodes in combination with ionic liquid-based electrolytes;
  3. use of novel 3-D nanostructured O2 cathodes making use of IL-based O2 carriers/electrolytes with the goal to understand and improve the electrode and electrolyte properties and thus their interactions;
  4. development of an innovative device capable of harvesting dry O2 from air; and
  5. construction of fully integrated rechargeable lithium-Air cells with optimized electrodes, electrolytes, O2-harvesting system and other ancillaries. LABOHR aims to overcome the energy limitation for the application of the present Li-ion technology in electric vehicles with the goal to perform frontier research and breakthrough work to position Europe as a leader in the developing field of high energy, environmentally benign and safe batteries.