A new partner has joined the EU HYDRA research project that aims develop more sustainable lithium-ion ((Li-ion) batteries.
Corvus Energy is now a partner in the €9.4m EU project. HYDRA seeks to develop the next generation of sustainable, low-cost, energy-dense Li-ion batteries that could significantly aid zero-emission shipping goals.
“We are humble to be recognized as one of the battery technology experts in such a prestigious research project and we are excited to work alongside the other project partners,” said Lars Ole Valøen, chief technology officer at Corvus Energy.
Initiated through the Horizon 2020 innovation programme, the project is coordinated by SINTEF, one of Europe’s largest research organisations, and taps twelve partners across Europe whose expertise spans the battery value chain—from materials to end-use in electric vehicles (EVs) and marine vessels.
Corvus Energy’s primary contribution and project focus will be advanced battery characterisation as well as performance and lifetime modelling.
Mr Valøen added: “For Corvus, this means we can shorten the time to market for more sustainable, higher performing batteries at a lower cost for our customers. We will also be able to further develop advanced characterization methods and cell modelling framework which will improve battery sizing algorithms and lifecycle analysis for our systems in addition to improved services through our customer portal.”
The project launched in September and is expected to take place over a four-year period.
By Rebecca Jeffrey