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Prof. Dr. Karl Bernhard Friedrich
Faculty / Institution:
Georesources and Materials Engineering
Industrial Leadership
Project duration:
01.01.2019 to 31.01.2023
EU contribution:
7.999.492,50 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 814464.  


Silicon Alloying Anodes for High Energy Density Batteries comprising Lithium Rich Cathodes and Safe Ionic Liquid based Electrolytes for Enhanced High VoltagE Performance.


Si-DRIVE will develop the next generation of rechargeable Li-ion batteries, allowing for cost competitive mass market EVs by transformative materials and cell chemistry innovations, delivering enhanced safety with superior energy density, cycle life and fast charging capability using sustainable and recyclable components.The technology encompasses amorphous Si coated onto a conductive copper silicide network as the anode with polymer/ionic liquid electrolytes and Li-rich high voltage (Co-free) cathodes via processes that are scalable and demonstrably manufacturable within Europe.


  • University of Limerick, Ireland (Coordinator)
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany
  • Meyer Burger (Netherlands) B.V., Netherlands
  • Agenzia Nazionale per le Nuove Tecnologie, l’Energia e lo Sviluppo economico sostenible, Italy
  • Solvionic, France
  • Fundación CIDETEC, Spain
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
  • Lithops S.r.l., Italy
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • DLR, Germany
  • Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt, Switzerland
  • Centro Ricerche Fiat S.C.p.A., Italy
  • Gemmate Technologies S.r.l., Italy
  • Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoffforschung Baden-Württemberg, Germany