OPINCHARGE project to unleash new era of battery innovation and energy solutions


08 June 2023 | Luxembourg, Luxembourg: PEDAL Consulting, s.r.o., together with nine consortium partners from Europe, launched a new initiative “OPerando analyses and modelling of INterface dynamics and CHARGE transport in lithium-ion batteries” during the kick-off meeting in Luxembourg. The project aspires to advance battery innovation for clean, affordable and secure energy production and transport technologies. For its implementation, the European Commission allocated the sum of € 5.726.990 under its Horizon Europe programme.

The OPINCHARGE initiative is coordinated by the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology. In co-operation with project partners, they will dive into better understanding of processes happening at atomic levels in the batteries’ interfaces and interphases.

The main objectives of the project are as follows:

  • understanding interfacial and interphase processes in batteries occurring at atomic levels;
  • developing unprecedently detailed working nanoanalytical techniques and methodologies;
  • fostering collaboration and expertise among ten organizations from seven countries to address battery technology challenges;
  • promoting open science practices, scientific collaboration, and data sharing to maximize the project’s impact and to contribute to the objectives of the BIG-MAP partnership and 2030+ programs.

The OPINCHARGE project will be implemented for 3 years. It will help manufacturers produce safe and long-lasting batteries. In such a way, it will be possible to diminish their carbon footprint, and contribute to a clean and sustainable industrial transition of the battery industry. PEDAL Consulting, as the Dissemination, Communication, and Exploitation leader, aims to do its best to promote the diffusion of information derived from its ground-breaking research.

About PEDAL Consulting

PEDAL Consulting is an innovation management consulting firm. It has got a 12+ year experience in the design and implementation of partnerships and cooperation models while addressing societal challenges. It is also the leading SME national performer with the most approved and successfully implemented grants under the Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe and COSME programmes of the European Commission. The multinational team strives to deliver outstanding results to clients – from both the public and private sectors across multiple industries, geographies, and policy domains. PEDAL Consulting has got extended networks in all EU member states, but also in wider Europe, Eurasia, Africa, MENA, South America, and the United States.

Contact person:
Mr. David Šmatlák, PEDAL Consulting
e-mail: d.smatlak@pedal-consulting.eu

Project coordinator:
Mr. Santhana Moorthy, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology 
e-mail: santhana.eswara@list.lu

The OPINCHARGE project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement no. 101104032.