For a chance to get to know better the works of the project, we are introducing to you a series of interviews with our project partners, who will provide an insight into their experiences and tasks of the project.
This interview takes place with
Marian Cabañero Martínez
from CIC energiGUNE.
CIC energiGUNE is a research center on electrochemical and thermal energy storage. Member of the Basque Research and Technology Alliance (BRTA), the center focuses on excellent research in materials and systems for energy storage, maximizing the results to the Basque business network through collaboration with universities, research centers, and companies.
What is the role of your organization in the CoFBAT project? What about your role?
CIC energiGUNE leads the activities of WP5: Testing and Characterization. My role is to investigate materials interactions and the degradation processes that take place in the Li-ion batteries developed within the project to provide feedback to materials developers and ensure long term cycling.
What applications and benefits are expected to be achieved at the end of project?
The main benefit will be developing a new generation of high energy cobalt-free Li-ion batteries with extra-long cycle life and reduced costs. This aspect will be of significant impact for the European strategy on batteries, that aims to develop proprietary technologies developed and manufactured in Europe. Of course, CIC energiGUNE is committed to this European strategy.
What is going to happen in the following months in your work?
The expert of CIC energiGUNE will proceed with the characterization of new and aged cells with different techniques to determine morphological, structural and physicochemical changes on the materials due to the battery cycling.This task is crucial for the objectives of the project.