17 | 01 | 2024

Safe efficient battery system based on advanced cell technology

Energy Storage

Advancing Battery Systems for the Secure Electrification of European Transport


The BATSS project officially commenced with a dynamic kick-off meeting held on January 10-11, 2024 in San Sebastian, hosted by CIDETEC Energy Storage. Bringing together a consortium of prominent organisations from across Europe, BATSS aims to advance expertise in battery system technologies.

The project is funded by the European Commission, under the Horizon Europe Research and Innovation programme, and addresses the proposed topic “Next generation technologies for High-performance and safe-by-design battery systems for transport and mobile applications (Batteries Partnership)”.

Coordinated by CIDETEC Energy Storage, BATSS counts on the collaboration of CIE Automotive, MIBA EMobility, IFP Energies Nouvelles, Austrian Institute of Technology, Accurec Recycling, UNE Normalización, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, LOMARTOV, and MIBA Battery Systems, and includes the participation of FPT Powertrain Technologies as an associated partner.

During the meetings, experts in battery systems from Spain, Austria, France, Germany, Belgium, and Switzerland discussed the details of this ambitious initiative and had the chance to visit the MUBIL Hub for smart and sustainable mobility laboratories.

BATSS focuses on pioneering a novel battery system concept to enhance both high performance and safety across a broad spectrum of transport applications. The project introduces a Safe-by-Design approach, guiding the entire R&D process to identify and mitigate safety risks, while optimizing performance and cost trade-offs in the battery system.

The BATSS consortium is committed to developing thermal, electric, and mechanical innovations up to TRL5 supported by cutting-edge modeling, simulation tools, and predictive maintenance functionalities for Battery Management Systems. Furthermore, this project addresses the end-of-life step through a modular concept, data-supported automated disassembly techniques, and exploration of second life in semi-stationary products.

Batteries play a crucial role in achieving a climate-neutral transport sector, representing 25% of total CO2 emissions in the EU. In this framework, BATSS addresses next-generation battery system technologies, enhancing performance, safety, and recyclability, aiming to improve the European battery industry’s competitiveness in the transport market.

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