Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: GC-SST.2010.7-9. | Award Amount: 5.22M | Year: 2011
The focus of the project is on the development of fluorinated electrolyte/separator and binders in combination with active electrodes (anode LiC6 and cathode: LiNixMn2-xO4 - 4,7V) for high performing, safe and durable Li batteries. The main deliverables of the project are the development of cell prototypes capacity > 10 A.h on which performance assessment will be conducted. The AMELIE prototype performances will be assessed towards the following objectives for EV and PHEV applications: high specific energy: cells >200 Wh/kg, improved life time: > 1000 cycles, 80% DOD for EV applications, High calendar life: > 10 years, high recyclability / recovery/ reuse: battery components 85% recycled and improved competitiveness: <500 /kWh on prototype paving the way for mass production cost <150/ kWh. The utilization of higher performing inactive organic materials (polymers and ionomers) will enable to reduce the amount of the same materials while increasing the energy and power densities of the battery, and consequently decreasing the cost per kWh of the final battery. In addition, the reuse of the components will contribute to the cost reduction of the battery. To this end a complete Life Cycle Analysis of the new battery components will be performed. To take up these challenges, academic and private organisations have partnered up in the AMELIE consortium. As the developments in this field are extremely interconnected, improved Lithium ion batteries for automotive sector can be manufactured only by the synergistic optimisation of all their components: active materials and binders for electrodes, gel polymers, lithium salts and solvents for the ionic conductors. Although innovative materials are a key lever of such improvements, the cell design will be essential for both improved performances and safety.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: ECSEL-IA | Phase: ECSEL-18-2015 | Award Amount: 82.27M | Year: 2016
The goal of EnSO is to develop and consolidate a unique European ecosystem in the field of autonomous micro energy sources (AMES) supporting Electronic European industry to develop innovative products, in particular in IoT markets. In summary, EnSO multi-KET objectives are: Objective 1: demonstrate the competitiveness of EnSO energy solutions of the targeted Smart Society, Smart Health, and Smart Energy key applications Objective 2: disseminate EnSO energy solutions to foster the take-up of emerging markets. Objective 3: develop high reliability assembly technologies of shapeable micro batteries, energy harvester and power management building blocks Objective 4: Develop and demonstrate high density, low profile, shapeable, long life time, rechargeable micro battery product family. Objective 5: develop customizable smart recharge and energy harvesting enabling technologies for Autonomous Micro Energy Source AMES. Objective 6: demonstrate EnSO Pilot Line capability and investigate and assess the upscale of AMES manufacturing for competitive very high volume production. EnSO will bring to market innovative energy solutions inducing definitive differentiation to the electronic smart systems. Generic building block technologies will be customizable. EnSO manufacturing challenges will develop high throughput processes. The ENSo ecosystem will involve all the value chain from key materials and tools to many demonstrators in different fields of application. EnSO work scope addresses the market replication, demonstration and technological introduction activities of ECSEL Innovation Action work program. EnSO relates to several of the Strategic Thrusts of ECSEL MASP. EnSO innovations in terms of advanced materials, advanced equipment and multi-physics co-design of heterogeneous smart systems will contribute to the Semiconductor Process, Equipment and Materials thrust. The AMES will be a key enabling technology of Smart Energy key applications.
News Article | November 3, 2016
Zion Research has published a new report titled “Ammonium Phosphates Market (Mono-Ammonium Phosphate (MAP), Di-Ammonium Phosphate (DAP) and Ammonium Polyphosphate) for Food and Beverages, Fertilizer, Flame Retardant, Water Treatment Chemicals, and Others - Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2015 – 2021.” According to the report, global demand for ammonium phosphates market was valued at USD 35.58 billion in 2015, is expected to reach USD 43.48 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 3.4% between 2016 and 2021. Do request for sample report visit at https://www.zionmarketresearch.com/sample/ammonium-phosphates-market Di-Ammonium Phosphate (DAP) and Mono-Ammonium Phosphate (MAP) are the two major product types of ammonium phosphates. Di-ammonium phosphate (DAP) fertilizer is a tremendous source of phosphorous (P) and nitrogen (N) for crop nutrition. DAP is highly soluble and thus dissolves quickly in soil to release phosphate and ammonium. It also acts as a fire retardant. A combination of Di-ammonium phosphate and other components can be spread in advance of a fire to prevent a forest from burning. Mono-Ammonium Phosphate (MAP) is used in dry chemical fire extinguishers commonly found in schools, offices, and homes. These sprays disperse powdered MAP, which coats the fuel and rapidly repress the fire. Global ammonium phosphate market is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to its increasing use in end user industries and in animal feed. Rise in use of ammonium phosphates in end-user industries such as water treatment chemicals, detergent and soaps, metal finishing chemicals, and food & beverage are key factors driving the demand for ammonium phosphates. However, growing demand for fertilizers in agriculture-driven economies of the world is expected to exhibit fastest growth rate (CAGR) as compared to other applications. Moreover, rising investment by major agriculture-driven countries such as India is also expected to boost the demand for ammonium phosphates market in forecast period. Do inquiry for buying report visit at https://www.zionmarketresearch.com/inquiry/ammonium-phosphates-market Product type segment includes mono-ammonium phosphate (MAP), di-ammonium phosphate (DAP) and ammonium polyphosphate. DAP was a leading segment among the other products in the global ammonium phosphates market in 2015. DAP commonly helps in regulating pH levels in soil, thereby enhancing the quality of soil and boosting crop yield. On the basis of application ammonium phosphates market is segmented into fertilizer, food and beverages, water treatment chemicals flame retardant, and others. Flame retardant segment are expected to witness strong growth in upcoming years owing to growing awareness regarding safety worldwide and implementation of strict guidelines by regulatory authorities. The Asia Pacific was the largest regional market for ammonium phosphates in 2015. It accounted for around 50% share of the global market in 2015. Demand for ammonium phosphates in Asia Pacific is mainly driven by strong demand from agriculture industry. However, North America is expected to increase ammonium phosphates demand owing to reformation of government rules on use of fertilizer in agriculture industry. Global ammonium phosphate market is highly competitive, with the presence of well-established global vendors. Some prominent market players operating in this market includes Lanxess AG, Solvay S.A., CF Industries Holdings, Inc., Ma’aden-Saudi Arabian Mining Company, OCP SA, Prayon SA, Yidu Xingfa Chemicals Company Limited, Jordan Phosphate Mines Company, Chemische Fabrik Budenheim KG, Yuntianhua Group Company Limited, Hubei Xingfa Chemicals Group Co., Ltd., Wengfu Group, and Vale S.A. The report segments the global ammonium phosphates market as:
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: GC.SST.2011.7-7. | Award Amount: 15.34M | Year: 2011
The global objective of the ELIBAMA project is to enhance and accelerate the creation of a strong European automotive battery industry structured around industrial companies already committed to mass production of Li-ion cells and batteries for EVs. Europe faces strong competition from Asia and the USA where more investments and production capacities for Li-ion batteries currently exist. The ELIBAMA project will exploit advanced eco-design methods of manufacturing battery cells in order to guarantee drastic gains in cost reduction and environment-friendliness across the value chain of the battery production. This will allow the production of competitively priced EVs while improving the overall safety and efficiency of the battery pack in use. Specifically, the project will focus on the development of eco-friendly processes for electrode production, electrolyte manufacturing, fast and homogenous electrolyte filling processes, cell design and assembly. Moreover, the project will develop new technologies that will allow to improve downstream quality and reduce the rate of defective products at the end of the manufacturing chain. Such technologies include introducing clean room manufacturing processes, online high resolution monitoring and inspection solutions and non-destructive testing processes for Li-ion cells. The recycling and refurbishing of end-of-life Li-ion batteries will be realized in three ways: (a) defining schemes for their safe take back and transportation, (b) developing diagnostic methods for the monitoring of used commercial batteries to assess their second life potential, and (c) defining best practices for the eco-design conception and easy dismantling of batteries in order to maximize their recycling potential. All these technical improvements will be closely monitored and validated from the environmental point of view by providing an integrated environmental assessment of the different technologies developed in the course of the ELIBAMA project.
News Article | November 24, 2016
Food grade phosphates are used for various application in the food processing industry as discoloration inhibitors, emulsifiers, and buffers. Food grade phosphates are also used in frozen meat, bakery products, milk, powdered food, cheese, petfood, cereal, dehydrated potatoes, fisheries and animal feed products. Food grade phosphates are broadly classified into blended and specialty phosphates. Food grade phosphates market is consolidated market. For instance, Prayon SA acquired Augusta, Ga., which produces various types of phosphates including sodium phosphates, calcium phosphates and potassium phosphates. Food grade phosphates are used for various applications including retention of water in the fish. Global food grade phosphates are segmented on the basis of type, application and region. Based on the product type food grade phosphates segmentation includes sodium phosphates, potassium phosphates and calcium phosphates. Of which sodium phosphate is expected to be the dominating segment, followed by potassium and calcium phosphates. Among all the segments of food grade phosphates type, sodium phosphates segment is expected to contribute maximum revenue over the forecasted period. However, calcium phosphates segment is expected to witness fastest growth in the next four to five years due to the various benefits associated with the consumption of calcium phosphates. However, potassium phosphates is expected to experience flat growth in the forthcoming years due to the more preference of consumers to consume sodium and calcium phosphates. Based on the application, food grade phosphates are segmented into bakery, food and beverage, dairy products and meat products. Of which meat product segment is the leading segment and expected to contribute highest revenue during the next four to five years, followed by bakery segment. Bakery segment is also expected to contribute significant revenue to the overall revenue of the food grade phosphates market. Global food grade phosphates market is segmented on the basis of region into North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia Pacific excluding Japan, Middle East and Africa and Japan. The global food grade phosphates market is expected to witness robust growth over the forecast period due to the rising needs of the increasing population coupled with the rising disposable income of the consumers. Globally, among all regions, North America is expected to contribute highest market share, followed by Europe over the forecast period. In North America, U.S. is expected to contribute maximum market share due the high disposable income of the consumers. However Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness highest growth owing to the rising disposable income of consumers in various countries. Food grade phosphates market is expected to exhibit healthy CAGR during forecast period. Major factors that fuel the growth of food grade phosphates includes growing needs of increasing population coupled with rising consumer awareness regarding the benefits associated with the consumption of food grade phosphates. Major factor that restraints the growth of food grade phosphates market are the high price associated with the food grade phosphates. Major companies operating in food grade phosphates market are Aditya Birla Chemicals, TKI Hrastnik, d.d., GUIZHOU QIANLIN PHOSPHATES INDUSTRY CO.,LTD, ICL Performance Products, Prayon SA, PhosAgro, ChemSol, LLC, CRU Group, Rotel Domestic and Foreign Trade Co. Companies operating in food grade phosphates market are mainly adopting strategy to enter new markets and also to increase its production capacity. For instance, ICL Performance Products, in 2015 set up new production unit in Israel in order to cater to the rising need of the consumers in the region
Prayon S.A. and University of Liège | Date: 2014-10-31
A method produces thin films. The method includes preparing a solution containing transition metal oxide precursors, a chelating agent, and a polar organic solvent. The solution is agitated in order to form a sol. The sol is used in the form of the transition metal oxide film. The chelating agent is selected from among di- or tri-aliphatic carboxylic acids, or salts or mixtures thereof. The polar organic solvent has a boiling temperature at atmospheric pressure of less than 150 C.
Prayon S.A. and University of Liège | Date: 2014-10-31
A method produces thin films. The method includes preparing a solution containing transition metal oxide precursors, a chelating agent, and a polar organic solvent. The solution is agitated to form a sol. The sol is used in the form of the transition metal oxide film. The chelating agent is selected from among di- or tri-aliphatic carboxylic acids, or salts or mixtures thereof. The polar organic solvent has a boiling temperature at atmospheric pressure of less than 150 C.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: ENV.2008.3.1.1.2. | Award Amount: 1.64M | Year: 2009
NEW ED aims at closing industrial water cycles and reducing the amount of waste water streams with highly concentrated salt loads stemming from a broad range of industrial production processes by exploiting the waste components (salts) and transforming them to valuable products. This will be achieved by developing new micro- to nano-porous bipolar membranes for bipolar electrodialysis (BPMED), a new membrane module concept and by integrating this new technology into relevant production processes. The bipolar membrane process produces acids and bases from their corresponding salts by dissociating water at the interface within the bipolar membranes. However, BPMED so far has been applied only in niche markets due to limitations of the current state of membrane and process development. Major drawbacks of the classic BPMED process are low product purity, limited current density and formation of metal hydroxides at or in the bipolar membrane. The objective of this project is to overcome these limitations by developing a new bipolar membrane and membrane module with active, i.e. convective instead of diffusive water transport to the transition layer of the bipolar membranes, where water dissociation takes place. The key feature of the innovative new bipolar membranes is a nano- to micro-porous and at the same time ion conducting intermediate transition layer, through which water is convectively transported from the side into the transition layer. The porous transition layer may have either the character of a cation or an anion exchanger. Several promising intermediate layer materials together with different monopolar ion-exchange layers will be tested and characterized. Membrane manufacturing and new module concepts will be investigated to exploit the full potential of the new bipolar membrane technique. Integration of the developed membranes and modules into relevant production processes is an essential part of the project.
Prayon Sa | Date: 2013-05-16
A process for manufacturing a composite material comprising a functionalization of the substrate, which comprises treatment of said substrate with at least one first alcoholic solvent, functionalization of a first powder and formation of a first colloidal sol of said functionalized first powder in a second solvent, at least one application of a layer of said first colloidal sol of said first powder to the substrate, drying of said layer of said first colloidal sol and formation of a layer of first coating formed by said first colloidal sol, adherent to said substrate, by heating at a temperature above 50 C. and below 500 C.
Prayon S.A. | Date: 2011-06-24
Stable solid compositions have a first carrier and an adsorbate having at least one active component, such as, a vitamin D derivative and a hydrophobic stabilizer thereof, wherein the first carrier is a calcium phosphate or derivatives thereof having a solubility in water lower than 0.1 wt % at room temperature.