The European MUSIC project will enable the manufacture of high-performance electrochemical storage systems based on sodium-ion capacitors through a new technology that will match the energy density of power batteries. It will also improve recharge times and limit efficiency loss, with significant sustainability considerations.
This is the fundamental content of an innovative project, whose kick-off meeting took place on January 18 and 19 in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain), and which aims to develop new manufacturing processes and industrial value chains through the implementation of a new pre-sodiation approach, transversal to other battery technologies, such as solid-state batteries.
The consortium involves 12 partners, all of which were represented at the kick-off meeting: CIC energiGUNE (coordinating leader), Clancy Haussler Rita, Karlsruher Institut Fuer Technologie, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Nantes Universite, Universite Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat Jena, Institut de Recherche Technologique Jules Verne, E-Lyte Innovations Gmbh, Beyonder As, BCARE and Patentes Talgo. The overall budget for MUSIC is 5,863,049 euros, fully funded by the European Commission, and its duration is 48 months.
The MUSIC project also incorporates highly demanding criteria in terms of sustainability and environmental awareness. In this sense, for the development of the sodium-ion technology, any use of potentially harmful substances will be avoided, and only new advanced electrodes based on new carbonaceous materials and binders of a biopolymeric nature in combination with green electrolytes that are sustainable by design will be produced.