Activities

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1 - Management:  Set-up of an efficient management structure with clear rules for decision-making and administrative support on financial and administrative matters.
 
2 - Scientific coordination:  Ensuring the successful execution of the project by overseeing that project activities comply with planned activities and that deadlines for deliverables and milestones are respected.
 
3 -  Modelling and simulation of the electrodes and electrode materials:  Developing  a well-founded scale-bridging model and subsequently a simulation of the performance and lifetime of sulphur-based battery cells. With this modelling and simulation approach it would be possible to optimise cell chemistry and electrodes design.
 
4 - Optimization of the electrolyte materials: Developing  and optimizing  new electrolyte solutions and nano structured polymer membranes for Li/S-batteries and investigation of the applicability of the new ceramic solid state electrolyte.
 
5 - Optimization of the electrode materials: Developing new nano structured configurations for anode and cathode materials.
 
6 - Optimization of the cell design: Optimizing the cell design for carrying out the electrochemical characterization of the materials.
 
7 - Scaling-up of electrode and electrolyte materials preparation: Scaling-up processes for electrolyte and electrode materials
 
8 - Scaling-up to large battery cell prototypes: Evaluation of the developed nano-structured components and cell configurations by assembling up-scaled Li-S cell prototypes.
 
9 - Test of performance and safety: Collecting and validating technical specifications for the Li-sulphur batteries performances and safety tests.
 
10 - Recyclability and life-cycle sustainability: Development of a recycling process for future lithium/sulphur batteries to recover high purity lithium salts and life cycle sustainability assessment.
 
11 - Dissemination and exploitation:  Dissemination of project results in the relevant international forums and IPR management.