On December 6th, the Batteries European Partnership Association (BEPA) celebrated its 5th General Assembly. Over 120 participants joined the Assembly that took place in a hybrid format, both in Brussels and online.
The event highlighted the main achievements of BEPA in 2022, including the finalisation of Horizon Europe Work Programme 2023/24, which will see around 225 million EUR from the Horizon Europe budget being earmarked for battery R&l.
During the meeting, the BEPA members officially welcomed 21 new members into the association, including LOMARTOV. BEPA now counts over 200 associate, industry and research members working together on the future of a more sustainable battery value chain.
Our colleagues Enrique Moliner Santisteve and Evelina Castellana attended their first General Assembly of the BEPA in Brussels, in representation of Hybris and ASTRABAT EU projects to spread the circle of stakeholders and pave the way towards the scaling-up and market uptake of their main results, for a European battery value chain, both for mobility and energy storage.
*The EU-funded ASTRABAT (GA n. 875029) project intends to find optimal solid-state cell materials, components and architecture that can be mass-produced to meet electric vehicle market demands. The project will play a role in strengthening the European battery value chain as well as collaborations between research and technology organisations, SMEs, and industrial partners.
*The EU-funded HYBRIS (GA n. 963652) project features a fully systematic, collaborative, and integrated approach to the development and deployment of innovative battery-based hybrid storage system, coupling diverse and complementary breakthrough TRL 5-6 technology assets brought by leading industrials, universities and RTOs, plus ICT tools for viable and cost-effective optimization and further market introduction.
The event was followed by a Matchmaking event which represented a valuable opportunity to spread knowledge about ASTRABAT and HYBRIS projects and to evaluate further cooperation opportunities with other connected stakeholders from the fields of battery and energy storage.
Furthermore, a pitching idea for Ecodesign and Life Cycle Assessment tool applied to different new topics under Cluster5 of Horizon Europe was presented by our Senior Sustainability Technologist Enrique. The tool is issued by the experience that LOMARTOV’s team is implemented in other EU projects related with batteries, such as the aforementioned, HYBRIS, ASTRABAT, but also i-HeCoBatt (GA n. 824300) and RESPECT (GA n. 101069865).