At present, the European industry depends on the import of Asian Lithium-ion batteries. The EU share for cell manufacturing is only a 3%, while the Asian share of cell manufacturing is an 85%. For this reason, it is mandatory to create a new industry value chain capable to ensure the production and supply of 100% European batteries.
NAIMA project will demonstrate that a new generation of high-competitive and safety Na-Ion cells is one of the most robust and cost-effective alternatives to Li-based batteries.
Within the framework of the project, Na-ion batteries prototypes will be tested in 3 multi-scale Business Scenarios to provide solid evidences about the competitiveness of the technology in 3 real Energy Storage Systems environments (renewable generation, industry and private household).
With an overall budget of 8 million euros funded by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 programme, NAIMA, which began on 1st of December 2019, will gather 15 partners working together until 30 November 2022.