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Prof. Dr. Egbert Figgemeier
Faculty / Institution:
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Industrial Leadership
Project duration:
01.01.2020 to 31.12.2023
EU contribution:
7.875.406,25 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 875189.  


advanced all Solid stAte saFE LIthium Metal technology tOwards Vehicle Electrification


Electric vehicles (EVs) play an important role in the bid to meet global goals on climate change. Although the market for EV batteries has seen consistently high growth rates over the past few years, currently the battery technology is dominated by players from Asian countries. The EU-funded SAFELiMOVE project intends to increase Europe's representation in this market by gathering key European actors in the battery sector, including industrial materials producers, battery manucfacturer, R&D centres and the automotive industry. The project aims to develop a new lithium-metal battery cell technology based on a safe, reliable and high-performance solid-state electrolyte. Its high specific energy (450 Wh/kg), fast charging and long cycle life is expected to extend EV range, helping the transport sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


  • Centro de Investigación Cooperativa en Energía Alternativas CIC energiGUNE Fundazioa, Spain (Coordinator)
  • Schott AG, Germany
  • UMICORE, Belgium
  • Hydro-Québec, Canada
  • SAFT, France
  • Renault SAS, France
  • Toyota Motor Europe NV, Belgium
  • Ikerlan S. Coop., Spain
  • Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives, France
  • Fundación CIDETEC, Spain
  • Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Avesta Battery & Energy Engineering, Belgium
  • Life Cycle Engineering Srl., Italy
  • Uniresearch BV, Netherlands