Fire safety is a key challenge for the roll-out of e-mobility and energy storage batteries. The Batteries European Partnership Association (BEPA) has been established to engage in Horizon Europe, based on the inclusion of “Batteries: Towards a competitive European industrial battery value chain” as one of the ten possible areas for ‘Partnerships’ in the EU’s future Horizon Europe R&D programme Orientations. If validated, BEPA will provide input to defining battery R&D funding and project coordination (based on the EU’s Batteries Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, SRIA 12/2020) and to defining EU regulations and standards on batteries, including safety and sustainability. The Eu Battery SRIA indicates fire safety as a key objective for stationary storage batteries and battery fire resistance and electrolyte flammability as critical areas for battery industry competitivity. The Battery Partnership BEUCAR EPA engages pinfa alongside EARPA (European Automotive Research Partners Association), EMIRI (Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative), RECHARGE (industry association for advanced rechargeable and lithium batteries), EUCAR (European Council for Automotive R&D) and EASE (European Association for Storage of Energy).
“Batteries European Partnership – membership information”, 27th November 2020 https://www.earpa.eu/earpa/31/1958/batteries_european_partnership__become_a_member_of_the_association_and_save_the_date_for_the_first_ge%E2%80%A6