Within the MAT4BAT project VITO/EnergyVille wanted to understand and verify the ageing and decradation process in electrical batteries. We wanted to improve the battery lifetime considerably while maintaining optimal battery performance. The advancedMaterials used in electrical batteries should be economically viable and technologically feasible. We want to improve the European battery production capacities.


  • Understanding and verifying the ageing and degradation processes in electrical batteries
  • Considerable improvement of the battery lifetime while maintaining optimal battery performance
  • Economic viability and technological feasibility of the advanced materials and the related processes with reference to real applications of industrial relevance
  • Improvement of European battery production capacities
  • Options for the use of environmentally friendly and sustainable materials