Dominique Ristori, director general for Energy for the European Commission, has launched Batteries Europe, the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Batteries to drive research and innovation.
InnoEnergy, Europe’s sustainable energy innovation engine supported by the EIT, will be leading the platform together with the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) and the European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE).
The platform brings together key stakeholders in the European batteries research and innovation community to support EU competitiveness along the entire battery value chain. Batteries Europe will develop and update research and innovation agendas and roadmaps to spur development of battery projects.
European Battery Alliance (EBA), launched in 2017, will create a sustainable battery value chain in Europe and brings together more than 200 stakeholders to develop a market that could be worth €250 billion a year by 2025.
InnoEnergy CEO Diego Pavia said: “Energy storage is the linchpin technology for the clean energy system of the future, from grid storage to electric vehicles and cordless tools.”