Research & Innovation

Market-driven R&D has resulted in a wide variety of commercial lead-, nickel-, lithium- and sodium-based battery products that are now available on the market. They are the result of incremental improvements introduced over many decades to fit the specific needs and ever-increasing demands of the applications.

As batteries play a crucial role in supporting the European Green Deal, and the transition towards a decarbonised society and climate-neutral economy by 2050, they are recognised as key enablers for decarbonisation in transport, energy, logistics, production and telecommunications, supporting the energy transition and contributing to the improvement of a multitude of applications.

The implementation of Europe’s Strategic Action Plan on Batteries is ongoing with a variety of actions to support Research and Innovation to further develop a significant battery industry in Europe and make the EU a world leader in the sector.

EUROBAT represents the established lead-, nickel-, lithium- and sodium-based technologies to shape the EC Research and Innovation agenda on batteries.

In 2020, the EUROBAT TF Innovation developed its White paper Innovation Roadmap 2030 to demonstrate how each of the established battery technologies and chemistries has a specific role and developmental potential in order to anticipate the shifting demand from the continuous innovation in automotive, motive and stationary storage applications. With this market-oriented approach, battery experts have identified key performance indicators per technology to prioritise R&D in order to meet the above-mentioned shifting demand.

The White paper is available HERE and will be subject to regular review to align the ever-increasing demands.