The Partnership on Advanced Materials for Batteries for Electro-mobility and Stationary Energy Storage was launched in October 2018. The main objective of the partnership is to develop joint R&D&I projects on topics of advanced materials, their characterisation, durability, suitable for extreme working conditions with the goal to deploy them in the field of batteries. Batteries here are electro-chemical products with the final goal of enabling electro-mobility and enhancing the capacity and performance of stationary energy storage.
The Advanced Materials for Batteries Partnership (AMBP) defines its key objectives in the following terms:
- Advanced materials as one of Key Enabling Technologies identified as a priority for EU industrial policy;
- Secure access to raw materials and support to battery manufacturing in order to strengthen industrial leadership through joint EU research and innovation support;
- Bridging the gap between research and industry application in the field of advanced materials for batteries for electromobility and stationary energy storage; and
- Through the joint innovation eco-systems, contributing to innovation results that enable reduced costs for advanced materials and hence increased development, deployment and adoption of clean energy and clean mobility technologies
The main areas of work of the partnership have been identified as:
- Contributing to the modernisation of industry in the field of advanced materials for clean energy specialising in materials for electromobility and stationary energy storage;
- Accelerating the transition of innovative advanced materials from the lab to the market;
- Developing supporting regional innovation ecosystems by setting up (trans)regional innovation hubs and ecosystems as catalysts for innovative startups;
- Reinforcing innovation interactions within this ecosystem between industry, SMEs, RTOs and universities to create joint benefits by building on complementarities and by fostering synergies; and
- Supporting the manufacturing processes at scale and creation of full competitive value chains in Europe.
You can read more on the Advanced Materials for Batteries Partnership in the document "AMBP at a glance" report (March 2019).
List of Regions involved
List of Pilots under development
The AMBP Partnership has identified 6 Priority Pilots. Each Pilot consists in an application area in which innovation investment projects will be delineated and operationalised with industry. The current Priority Pilots are the following:
- PILOT 1: Solid state lithium-ion batteries (Generation 4) (Lead Region: Bavaria)
- PILOT 2: Sustainable Raw Material, Extraction and Processing (Lead Region: Castile and Leon)
- PILOT 3: Recycling of existing Lithium Ion Batteries (Lead Region: Bavaria)
- PILOT 4: Liquid based-batteries (stationary) (Lead Regions: Basque / Valencia)
- PILOT 5: Network of research & testing centers (Lead Region: West Slovenia)
- PILOT 6: Improved lithium-ion batteries (Generation 3b) (Lead Region: Auvergne Rhône Alpes)
Past and future meeting dates
- 10 December 2018: Introduction for the partnership - steps and methodology to achieve a limited number of pilots
- 22/23 January 2019: scoping Meeting
- April / May 2019: Pilots meetings - identification and operationalisation of interregional innovation projects
- September 2019: Plenary meeting followed by pilot meetings, to present the projects ("business cases”) to all partners, identify missing/complementary capabilities and possibly scale up business cases.
Contact details of the Leading Regions
Dr. Santiago Cuesta-López, GENERAL MANAGER, ICAMCyL Foundation, International Centre for Advanced Materials and Raw Materials of Castile and Leon
Dr. Barbara Tišler, Head of the project management office, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia- West and East regions
Joaquín Villar Rodríguez, Head of Internationalisation and Prospective Department, Senior Expert, Andalusian Energy Agency, Andalusia
Contact details of JRC