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Sodium to boost the European battery industry

Sodium to boost the European battery industry

New Na-ion cells to accelerate the European Energy TransitionNAIMA project launched its new website to unveil its vision for the future of sodium-ion batteries in Europe. The project partners have three years to achieve their multiple objectives.

When the European Union counts for 3% of world battery production, Asia counts for 85%. In a world where energy transition is a key issue and where geopolitics is more than ever uncertain, the Union wants to develop on its territory a strong battery industry that will be able to meet its energy storage needs.

Rather than engage itself in a losing battle in the field of Li-ion batteries against its Asian competitors (China, Japan, Korea, etc.), the Old Continent tries to set up a complete and autonomous industry of sodium-ion batteries. The technology behind those batteries was partially developed by the RS2E teams and gave birth to the start-up Tiamat that now coordinates the European project NAIMA.

To learn more about sodium-ion technology:

NAIMA is a public-private consortium supported by the European Union that brings together 15 partners. Until November 2022, the working group will develop new chemistries and configurations for sodium-ion batteries to meet the needs for stationary energy storage (grind applications, industry and private household). Project partners will also think about a strategy to accelerate the deployment of a performing industry in Europe, which will meet all the criteria of sustainable development: eco-design, material and used battery recycling, reusing, circular economy…

NAIMA launched its website on March 25 to present its ambitions and the goal of its mission. To find here.