Project Aims

The SOMABAT project aims to develop a more environmentally friendly, safer and better performing high power lithium polymer battery technology specifically targeted for electric vehicles. The focus is on novel breakthrough recyclable solid materials to be used as anode, cathode and polymer electrolyte. The latest alternatives for recycling the different components and a complete life cycle analysis of the battery will also be focused on during this project.

The consortium is composed of experts in the field who are complementary in terms of R&D expertise and geographical distribution.

Project Overall Strategy

Overall Strategy


  • Development of synthetic and recyclable materials with specific properties through new synthesis and processing methods.
  • Development of a new battery management system according to the developed materials.
  • Modelling of lithium (Li) polymer battery cell's behaviour.
  • Integration and testing of the optimised materials in the lithium polymer cells/battery.
  • Study of the recyclability aspects of the battery components.
  • Analysis of the environmental impact and sustainability of the developed lithium polymer battery by means of  life cycle assessment.


Expected Impact

The expected improvement of the battery sustainability and performance will facilitate the incorporation of electric vehicles to the market.