IntelLiGent`s partnership

The success of the IntelLiGent project is founded on the collaborative work between 10 partners. The partners involved will work in partnership on different tasks, from the optimization and development of technologies, to the communication, dissemination and exploitation of results.

SINTEF is one of Europe’s largest independent research organisations and coordinates IntelLiGent. Besides the coordination activities, SINTEF leads the development of functionalised inactive materials as well as the modelling and advanced characterization activities.

Vianode develop a range of synthetic graphite products with unique performance that can be adjusted to meet specific customer requirements. Through on-going R&D efforts and innovation,
Vianode contribute to develop future active anode materials with synthetic graphite, silicon and other blends based on the market needs. Vianode leads the silicon-graphite composite supplement in Intelligent project.

The Austrian Institute of Technology develops slurry procedures for upscaling and processes cutting edge materials to final electrodes on pilot scale. Promising material candidates are tested in multilayer pouch cells and electrodes are distributed to partners for further development.

Topsoe is a global provider of LNMO cathode material. The new generation of Topsoe’s cathode is used as a starting point for IntelLiGent project, and the main goal in the project is to even further improve LNMO performance through numerous possible modifications. The ultimate task of Topsoe is to scale-up the developed within project technology.

Empa is a Swiss federal research institute for applied materials sciences and technology focusing on the four research areas health & performance, nanoscale materials & technologies, energy, resources & emissions, and built environment. Within IntelLiGent, Empa leads the electrolyte work package and focuses on the development of interface-stabilizing liquid electrolytes and formation protocols.

Oxford University is a world-leading centre of learning, teaching and research and the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Oxford supports the battery modelling research in this project, providing access to start of the art parameter estimation approaches developed in the Battery Intelligence Lab at the Department of Engineering Science.

CUSTOMCELLS® is one of the world’s leading companies in the development of special lithium-ion battery cells. Within the framework of IntelLiGent, CUSTOMCELLS® will be predominantly working on the scale-up of electrodes from the pilot toward the industrial scale as well as on the assembly of the final demonstrator cells (IntelLiGent 2).

E-Lyte Innovations GmbH is a full-service partner from lab scale to industrial scale in the field of electrolyte solutions for energy storage technologies, such as Li-ion, Na-ion and next-generation batteries as well as supercapacitors. In this project E-Lyte will focus on the development, characterization, manufacturing and scale-up of innovative electrolyte formulations for the IntelLiGent cell chemistry.

Millor Battery is a high-tech company specialized in the design, development and manufacturing of World best of its class battery packs for hybrid and electric vehicles in medium series productions with very high added value, based on its Smart BMS (Battery Management System) and Smart Thermal Management own technologies. Within the IntelLiGent project Millor Battery will participate in the research activities and focus specially in the manufacturing and assembly of the battery module prototypes for its testing and validation.

IREC leads WP7 “Sustainability” that includes the environmental (LCA), economic (LCC, market analysis) and social assessment of the Intelligent solution compared to available market batteries. IREC also contributes to developing novel spinel compositions, the aqueous processing of cathode active material and battery cell electrochemical characterization including new in-situ characterization techniques. Also the development of the BMS platform including advanced modelling of the new chemistry falls within IREC’s activities.