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INTERNAL WORKSHOP

An Internal Workshop on testing and ageing protocols for second life batteries was held during the morning on 24 May, 2016 in Brussels, with the participation of JRC.

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EXTERNAL WORKSHOP

Last 23 May 2016, the External Workshop on results of the project Batteries2020 took place in Brussels, with the participation of over 50 stakeholders.

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SAFEADAPT

During the first week in march it was decided to incorporate the project SAFEADAPT to the 4th EV Cluster.

The main objective of the SafeAdapt project is to enrich networked embedded systems in e-vehicles with adaptivity, while preserving functional and non-functional requirements – especially functional safety.

Reducing CO2 from Road Transport Together

ACEA

ACEA represents Europe's car, van, truck and bus manufacturers, and works with a variety of institutional, non-governmental, research and civil society partners - as well as with a number of industry associations to ensure the economic environmental and social sustainability of the automobile industry.

Batteries2020 was represented by Alfons Westgeest (EUROBAT), only participating and networking, but demonstrated the keen awareness of “emissions” in the car industry.

EEVC-2015 - European Electric Vehicle Congress.

(Congress Web).

From 1st to 4th December 2015, the European Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Congress was held at Brussels.

This European Electric Vehicle Congress strengthens its position as global platform to foster exchange of views between the R&D, the industry, the authorities, end-users and the NGO’s actors, so to develop synergies in the field of eMobility.

Batteries2020 project was represented by EUROBAT on December 2nd, with a slide at opening session and during the technology breakout session, and with a poster in poster session since December 1st.

European Utility week

http://www.european-utility-week.com/

European Utility Week’s strategic conference brought together a diverse audience of TSOs, DSOs, retailers, IT vendors, research institutes and consultants who interacted in an effective way.

It is one of the best events of the year to meet DSO’s and vendors in the field of smart applications for Utilities.

Batteries2020 was represented and mentioned in presentation by Alfons Westgeest (EUROBAT).

World of Energy Solutions

http://world-of-energy-solutions.com/

The WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS is the key event for the energy and mobility turnaround: every October three intensive days of trade fair, conference, seminars, workshops and matchmaking events create a unique network and focused outlook on developments in the battery and storage field, hydrogen and fuel cell technology and electric mobility.

Batteries2020 was represented and mentioned in presentation by Alfons Westgeest (EUROBAT).

Plugboat 2015.

www.plugboat.com

PlugBoat, as the World Electric & Hybrid Boat Summit, aims at providing a premier & high quality global platform to foster exchange of views and development of synergies between players in the field of electric & hybrid boats for coastal & inland water transportation as well as leisure.

Batteries2020 was represented and mentioned in presentation by Alfons Westgeest (EUROBAT) and also in presence of EC Desk officer DG RTD, who spoke there.

International Symposium “Towards a Transatlantic E-Mobility Market (Vehicles and grids of the future)” .

The International Symposium “Towards a Transatlantic E-Mobility Market (Vehicles and grids of the future)” was organized on the 28th -29th October 2015 in Ispra, Italy.

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G2 cells joint testing in progress.

The manufacturing of second generation (G2) cells was successfully completed. The cells have been delivered to testing partners and laboratory testing has already started. A simplified ageing testing matrix has been agreed and is been used for G2 cells.

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BATTERIES 2015.

BATTERIES 2015 (http://batteriesevent.com/) took place in Nice, France, during last 7th to 9th October 2015. For 17 years, the Batteries event still remains one of the World’s most attractive event and the meeting place of technologies (lead acid, NiMH, Li-ion, Post Li-ion), applications (from micro batteries to large format batteries) and of the value chain (chemists OEMs and end users).

BATTERIES2020 project was present in that occasion at the three days dedicated poster sessions scheduled in the event.

Fifth Internal Technical Workshop.

The BATTERIES2020 Consortium held its fifth Internal Technical Workshop between the 16th and 17th of September 2015 in RWTH-ISEA facilities, Aachen, Germany. The workshop was largely attended by all project partners. Technical Meeting, Steering Committee Meeting and Exploitation & Dissemination Meeting were held during that two days event.

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EPE’15-ECCE Europe.

During the last EPE’15 ECCE (17th Conference on Power Electronics and Applications), Europe, 8-10 September 2015, a workshop related to BATTERIES2020 project progress was held on 9th of September, with the participation of some relevant members of the consortium. Presentations can be seen in the next links:

4th Generation EV Joint Cluster Conference.

On May 27th, representatives from all of the 4th Generation Electric Vehicle (EV) Cluster Project (iCOMPOSE | IMPROVE | INCOBAT | eDAS | Batteries2020) and the project coordinator of the already finalized OpEneR project attended a conference in Graz. While the morning was devoted to technical presentations, the audience was splitted in the afternoon into three parallel working groups sessions.

Click here to download the Batteries2020 presentation

EVS28.

The 28th World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition (http://www.evs28.org/) took place on May 3-6, 2015, in Goyang, Korea. Since 1969, the EVS series has been held every 12-18 months rotating among North America, Europe and Asia, and has become the utmost academic forum for sharing experience and global networking. The EVS exhibition has become the core program of the EVS symposium and premier showcase for all forms of technologies, and attracts academic, government and industry leaders from around the world interested in exploring and understanding the technical, policy and market challenges to the paradigm shift toward the use of electric transportation technologies.

Batteries2020 was represented at this major Conference and Exhibition event through the VUB and EUROBAT. VUB delivered several papers and presentations at the Technical and Dialogue Sessions at the EVS28 Conference.

Fourth Internal Technical Workshop. Brussels - Belgium.

The BATTERIES2020 Consortium held its fourth Internal Technical Workshop between the 16th and 17th of February 2015 in VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) facilities, Brussels (Belgium). The occasion was attended by all project partners. Several meetings took place during that two days happening: The Technical Meeting, the Exploitation & Dissemination Meeting and the Steering Committee Meeting.

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R&D cluster „4th Generation EV“ uniting 40 partners to push the electric vehicle in Europe.

Cluster 4th Generation EV: New cluster members increase the cluster impact

EEVC 2014 - European Electric Vehicle Congress.

(Congress Web).

During 2nd to 5th December, Brussels, the EEVC-2014 was held with the objective to strength its position as global platform to foster exchange of views between the R&D, the industry, the authorities, the end-users and the NGO’s actors, so to develop synergies in the field of eMobility, Results on thermal behavior were presented under the epigraph “Surface temperature evolution and the location of maximum and average surface temperature of a lithium-ion pouch cell under different load profiles” during parallel sessions’ tracks reserved for R&D exchanges.

Second Internal Technical Workshop.

The BATTERIES2020 Consortium hold its second Internal technical Workshop between the 7th and 9th of October 2014 in ABENGOA RESEARCH facilities, Seville. The workshop was largely attended by all project partners.

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BATTERIES 2014.

BATTERIES 2014 (http://batteriesevent.com/) took place in Nice, France, during last 24th to 26th September 2014. The Batteries event still remains one of the World’s most attractive event and the meeting place of technologies (lead acid, NiMH, Li-ion, Post Li-ion), applications (from micro batteries to large format batteries) and of the value chain (chemists OEMs and end users).

BATTERIES2020 project was present in two ways: During the three days conference sessions, where EUROBAT introduced reports but also B2020 as a key project. By other hand, the poster was exhibited at the three days dedicated poster sessions scheduled in the event.

Conference.

EGVI Expert Workshop on testing of Electric Vehicle Performance and Safety.
(Workshop Web).

Our colleague Lide Rodriguez from IK4-IKERLAN took part in the European Green vehicles Initiative expert workshop dedicated to the topic of `Testing of Electric Vehicle Performance and Safety’ which was held in Brussels on Thursday 3 July 2014 and was organized by the European Green vehicles Initiative Association.

The poster shown below was displayed in the exhibition area and gave us the opportunity to enhance the visibility f the BATTERIES2020 project.

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4th Generation EV Cluster.

BATTERIES2020 is part of an European project cluster, which currently contains 4 other projects apart from the BATTERIES2020.

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Beginning of joint testing.

The test standardisation procedures amongst Batteries2020 partners have been set. Ageing matrices from WP4 (RWTH-ISEA), WP5 (VUB) and WP6 (IK4-IKERLAN) were distributed and the test of about 250 identical cells will start in week 21. Reference G1 cells are ready to be distributed to all involved partners and the results from initial standardisation and statistical analysis are expected to be ready in July 2014

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European Electric Vehicle Conference 2014.

Results on thermal investigations will be presented in the European Electric Vehicle Conference 2014 (EEVC 2014) in Brussels on 3-5 December 2014.

An update of the results will be presented in the Electric Vehicle Symposium 2014 (EVS 28), that will take place at Goyang, South Korea and is scheduled on 3-5 May 2015.
An approach for using a second life battery energy storage system in a residential application in order to minimize the operation cost of a household considering the price tariffs from Spain, the cost of the battery system and the degradation of the battery will be presented in the IEEE International Conference of Industrial Technology (ICIT) which is going to be held on 17-29 March 2015 in Seville.

First Internal Technical Workshop.

The BATTERIES2020 Consortium hold its first Internal Technical Workshop on the 7th and 8th of April 2014. Representatives from all project partners took part in the meeting. The EC Project Officer, Dr. Martin Gieb, and the Project Technical assistant, Prof. Dr. Thanos Stubos, attended also both sessions.

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Published in Muy Interesante.

The Muy Interensate magazine published in December an article with comments from Igor Villarreal, a researcher of the Basque technological center for electrical and energy IK4-IKERLAN

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Batteries2020.eu website.

First beta version of the Batteries2020.eu website.

Batteries2020 project starts!

The EU-funded project Batteries 2020, officially launched in September 2013, aims at enhancing the lifetime and energy density of lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles. Reprensentatives of the project partners conducted the kick off meeting of the Batteries2020 project. Photo was taken at the IK4-Ikerlan headquarter.