NAIMA brings together a strong and complementary consortium, including 15 partners from 7 European countries.
The interdisciplinary profiles of the partners offer an appropriate balance covering the entire value chain and diverse fields required in the project.
The experienced entities ensure the achievement of the NAIMA’s goals and the expected impact of its results at European level.
The cell manufacturer will be the project coordinator of NAIMA. Besides the leadership of the initiative, its main role will include the development of the requirements and specifications of the end users, the cell components definition, the integration of circularity and sustainability goals into the design process of the battery, the industry scalability strategy and the management tasks.
This SME will ensure efficiency in recycling by means of the best evaluation of battery materials and maximization of metal recovery. It will collaborate on circular economy and industry scalability strategies.
This partner will develop the hydrothermal carbonization and activation processes to achieve high performance materials which are matching in different applications such as sewage sludge treatment, water purification, CO2 separation from flue gases, storage of methane in carbon, electrodes for super-capacitors. BIOKOL will develop and scale-up high performances carbon-based anode materials for Na-ion batteries.
The scientific centre will focus on the development and testing of positive electrode solutions, the definition of the component materials and the contribution on the optimization of the electrolyte composition.
The R&D entity will oversee the definition of materials for anode and responsible for assembling the component prototypes developed previously. Also, will collaborate on the requirements and specification definitions and the battery management system intelligence tasks.
As building owner this firm will participate in the private household business scenario providing energy data and grid data. This partner will be dedicated to end-users and validation of batteries for private household applications.
Electricité de France will lead the renewable generation applications and will be involved in the definition of specification for ESS stationary application. EDF will test a battery with fast charge and high-power applications.
The industrial manufacturer will oversee the validation of batteries for large-scale industrial applications and will be involved in the definition of specifications at battery level according to the performance needed.
Will be in charge of the household application scenario and will lead the work package designed to demonstrate the feasibility of the sodium-ion batteries in real conditions trough three different business scenarios.
Will contribute on the development at lab-scale, scale-up and characterisation of polyanionic materials for positive electrodes and will work also on the development of Na-ion electrolytes and on the economic & environmental assessments for the selection of positive electrodes por polyanionic materials.
This firm will be in charge of the scale-up of the manufacturing process of the layered oxide active materials and the development of processes such as surface coating to improve thermal stability, air stability and conductivity of layered oxide active materials.
This enterprise will provide their wide experience on the development and validation of simulation models, new battery management algorithms and in the integration of circularity and sustainability goals.
The innovation consulting firm will oversee the Project Secretary proving day-to-day assistance to the overall project management and the development and implementation of the dissemination, communication and exploitation strategies in order to spread the results.