MeBattery joins the MDLES EIC Pathfinder Portfolio
In 2022, the EIC launched the EIC Pathfinder Challenge “Mid to long term and systems integrated energy storage” (MDLES), which aims to develop a range of breakthrough solutions for thermal and electrical mid-long term and system integrated energy storage, minimising or avoiding the use of critical raw materials and capturing processes and system integration opportunities.
In October 2023, MeBattery was invited by their EIC project officer to join the portfolio of projects. With this newest addition, the portfolio currently consists of nine projects with technological areas ranging from electrochemical energy storage, via thermal energy storage as well as chemical looping and storage of energy carriers, to thermomechanical energy storage. With its broad thematic composition, the portfolio strives to optimise European energy storage and enable demand response strategies and capabilities to host higher penetration of intermittent renewable technologies.
Between 16 and 17 November 2023, the portfolio projects met in Brussels with representatives of the EU EIC, JRC, CINEA and other experts to kick off their activities. MeBattery joined the meeting with representatives from University of Burgos, IMDEA Energy and EURICE. While the kick-off served the purpose of getting to know the other projects and learn about their individual research approaches, the event also reminded everybody that identifying synergies and collaboration opportunities is at the core of driving change and achieving the energy transition.
MeBattery is looking forward to getting involved in innovation-related and communication activities in the portfolio to maximise the technology development collaboration.