PHOENIX

Building more reliable and performing batteries by embedding sensors and self-healing functionalities to detect degradation and repair damage via advanced Battery Management Systems

Building more reliable and performing batteries by embedding sensors and self-healing functionalities to detect degradation and repair damage via advanced Battery Management Systems

Project overview


PHOENIX is an innovative project supporting the development of smart, technologically advanced and sustainable batteries.

The next generation batteries will prioritise safety, durability and environmental sustainability. Therefore, the PHOENIX project seeks to explore a range of smart functionalities in terms of self-healing, sensing, and triggering.

Thanks to the integration of an advanced Battery Management System (BMS) to these functionalities, detecting different kind of degradation in performance and evaluate the battery’s overall quality will be possible: batteries lifetime will improve up to +100% (from 250 to 500 charging cycles).

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Objectives

Develop materials providing
self-healing capabilities


These materials can support the detection of problems in the battery cell components and then use the triggering external stimulus to repair or prevent those issues from causing failures.

Create and develop various types
of sensors

Sensors that have a small form factor, consume low energy, and can detect different types of healable degradation systems, allowing the measurement of their State of Health.

Develop triggering devices that can activate the self-healing process

They should consume less than 50% of the energy stored within the cell and not interfere with the battery chemistry.

Create a self-contained solution

Demonstrate how the sensors and self-healing technologies can be effectively combined with the Battery Management System (BMS).

Detect and address critical battery degradation


Critical degradation processes occur during the electrochemical or chemical aging of the battery cells. Once detected, the self-healing functionality will be activated to repair the damage that occurs.

Assess the sustainability of the developed battery technology


To ensure that the new technologies are environmentally sustainable and demonstrates a competitive advantage over alternative approaches such as replacement, recycling, or second use.

Implement an adaptable approach
to mass production processes of battery cells

To ensure efficient productionwithout hindering the recycling process, scalability and adaptability of production steps must not negatively affect the performance, sustainability and recycling process of the battery.

Contribute to the growth of a sustainable battery manufacturing industry in EU

Thanks to the collaborating with the BATTERY 2030+ large-scale initiative, which aims to shape the future of battery technology.

Develop materials providing
self-healing capabilities


These materials can support the detection of problems in the battery cell components and then use the triggering external stimulus to repair or prevent those issues from causing failures.

Create and develop various types
of sensors

Sensors that have a small form factor, consume low energy, and can detect different types of healable degradation systems, allowing the measurement of their State of Health.

Develop triggering devices that can activate the self-healing process

They should consume less than 50% of the energy stored within the cell and not interfere with the battery chemistry.

Create a self-contained solution

Demonstrate how the sensors and self-healing technologies can be effectively combined with the Battery Management System (BMS).

Detect and address critical battery degradation

Critical degradation processes occur during the electrochemical or chemical aging of the battery cells. Once detected, the self-healing functionality will be activated to repair the damage that occurs.

Assess the sustainability of the developed battery technology

To ensure that the new technologies are environmentally sustainable and demonstrates a competitive advantage over alternative approaches such as replacement, recycling, or second use.

Implement an adaptable approach
to mass production processes of battery cells

To ensure efficient productionwithout hindering the recycling process, scalability and adaptability of production steps must not negatively affect the performance, sustainability and recycling process of the battery.

Contribute to the growth of a sustainable battery manufacturing industry in EU

Thanks to the collaborating with the BATTERY 2030+ large-scale initiative, which aims to shape the future of battery technology.

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