The mobility industry with its various suppliers in the field of basic materials, process technologies, and recycling facilities is a figurehead for European industry and the core of innovation. This industry strongly depends on the supply of critical raw materials contained in the different parts of the vehicles, e.g., precious metals or rare earth elements in (i) energy converters as e-engines, e-generators, fuel cells, and solar cells and (ii) energy storage components like batteries and supercapacitors.
RAWMATS-4-POWERTRAIN targets substitution of traditional metallic materials by new/more lightweight, resistant, recyclable ones, considering the requirements for the validation and industrial upscaling of the new materials. Jointly organized under the lighthouse project Raw material solutions for a sustainable European mobility industry, the NoI E-Energy will focus on critical materials related to energy conversion and storage in the mobility industry. Coordinated by a single-point-of-contact the NoI covers with its members each vertex of the knowledge-triangle, wherefore there is a well-balanced partner structure with leading partners from industry (Mondragon, Arkema, Heraeus, Umicore), applied research organizations (Fraunhofer, CSIC, CEA) and universities (Ghent University, TU Darmstadt, Grenoble-INP, KU Leuven, University of Bordeaux). Partners inside the consortium will provide to future customers outstanding analytical tools from an early stage of the innovation process up to pilots and even infrastructure on an industrial scale (high TRL) all along the materials value chain.