The GREEN-BAT project (2022–2025), coordinated by University of Turku, has received funding from M-ERA.Net, a European network supporting research cooperation in the field of materials research.
The GREEN-BAT (GRadient- and multi-matErial procEssing of Next-generation solid-state-lithium-BAtteries using direct maTerial processing) project aims to bring a technological innovation in the field of solid-state-batteries by proposing a novel manufacturing route to produce individual all-solid-state-lithium-batteries (ASSLB) constituents and subsequently explore sequential processing for their facile consolidation into full ASSLB cell. Successful realization of GREEN-BAT will have a significant impact on the ASSLB market serving several industrial sectors, especially transport.
The overall GREEN-BAT budget is 1.45 M€ and the consortium project partners across Europe are University West, Sweden; Fraunhofer IWS, Germany and LiFeSiZE AB, Sweden. University of Turku's share of the funding is 447 518 €.
- This is an excellent start as we are building up the Digital Manufacturing and Surface Engineering (DMS) research group in the newly established department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, says assistant professor and project coordinator Ashish Ganvir, who started his professorship a year ago at University of Turku and currently co-leads the DMS research group.
M-ERA.NET is a strong European network of public funding organisations supporting and increasing coordination and convergence of national and regional funding programmes on research and innovation related to materials and battery technologies to support the European Green Deal. The network is coordinated by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG. The network has organized co-funded funding calls since 2012.
The Academy of Finland participates in the ERA-NET network M-ERA.NET III. By participating in the network, the Academy aims to boost the quality, impact and renewal of materials research.