At EUROBAT’s Battery Innovation Roadmap 2030 webinar, its White Paper outlining the technical background to the innovation potential of key battery technologies was launched. The Roadmap emphasises the importance of considering each application independently when targeting battery research and development (R&D) and consequently focuses on a variety of critical applications, identifying key battery performance
to improve in order to meet future application requirements.
It includes a set of research and innovation objectives per application, demonstrating the necessity and complementarity of different battery technologies, which all have a role to play and offer significant potential for development. The technical background is designed to support and guide policy-makers and as such, was launched in the presence of Executive Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans and MEP Claudia Gamon.
Executive Vice-President Timmermans highlighted the crucial role of batteries in addressing the challenges of the European Green Deal and green recovery. He continued to praise the role of the European battery industry in creating innovative solutions to the demands of sustainability and called on the industry to work together with him and policymakers to construct a legislative framework that supports innovation, sustainability, competitiveness, resilience and growth.
EUROBAT Technical Cluster Leader and Clarios Vice President Industry & Government Relations EMEA Christian Rosenkranz, concluded the Roadmap presentation with:
“Embracing the full mix of battery technologies is imperative for the European battery industry to meet future market demand, estimated to be three times today’s market by volume in 2030, and will also provide Europe with strategic advantages in terms of competitiveness and self-sufficiency in material sourcing and manufacturing.”
EUROBAT membership includes manufacturers of all four existing battery technologies – lead, lithium, nickel and sodium-based batteries – and comprises the entire EU battery manufacturing value chain, with factories and production plants across Europe. The Roadmap focuses on the innovation potential of these technologies and is available for download here.