NAIMA: New Na-ion cells to accelerate the European Energy Transition
The European project NAIMA aims to develop a new generation of high-competitive and safe Na-ion cells for the current and future energy storage technologies, supported by the key actors of the European Battery value chain
The new EU-funded project NAIMA “Na Ion materials as essential components to manufacture robust battery cells for non-automotive applications” was kickstarted in December 2019 in Amiens (France). This project was awarded a Horizon2020 programme grant of almost 8 M€ by the European Commission. The duration of the project will be 36 months.
The NAIMA project will demonstrate that two new generations of highly-competitive and safe Na-ion cells developed and tested during the project are some of the most robust and cost-effective alternatives to unseat current and future Li-based technologies in dedicated storage applications, nowadays controlled by Asian industry. The Na-ion disruptive technology is already supported by a solid European Battery value chain (industry partners of the consortium) through their solid commitment of substantial investments in the manufacturing of all components of a battery, preserving the ownership and industry strength around European countries.
The project consortium is composed of 15 partners from 8 European countries, and is led by the French company TIAMAT, which is specialized in the design, development and manufacture of sodium ion battery cells targeting fast charging, high discharge current applications in mobility and stationary storage sectors.
Accurec participates the project as a partner and is responsible to develop a sustainable and cost efficient recycling process for Na-Ion batteries.