French energy storage and battery management system specialist Freemens has won a €250,000 grant from the European Commission’s iModBatt project. The aim of iModBatt is to design and manufacture a high-energy-density modular battery pack with minimum environmental impact that’s flexible enough to be used in automotive and small stationary applications.
The iModBatt battery pack will be designed for industrial automated assembly, as well as easy disassembly, to enable the shift from primary applications to secondary ones, and to facilitate pack recyclability or parts replacement.
Freemens is one of 14 organizations that will cooperate on the iModBatt intiative. It will be providing a custom version of its BMS technology for the project.
“It is clear that better energy storage solutions will be key for the 21st century economy,” said Alexandre Collet, CEO of Freemens. “So far, Asia has established itself as the leader in the manufacturing of battery cells that will be the base for these new energy and storage applications. Europe, however, can become a pioneer in the design of a superior battery pack that serves multiple functions – from the home to electric cars.”