The European Community has recently approved a budget of around EUR 3.2 billion, to be invested...
2019-12-11 09:52:56
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3.2 Billion Euros for research on future batteries

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The European Community has recently approved a budget of around EUR 3.2 billion, to be invested in research and development of batteries of the future. Always Achilles heel for smartphones, tablets and notebooks, the current generation of batteries are increasingly narrow. The smartphone manufacturers have always been forced to make difficult choices, because capacious lithium batteries have disadvantages not negligible. Consumers fact seek lighter and thinner devices, which is impossible with high amperage batteries. The thickness of the modern smartphones necessary compromises even with the headphone jack, now removed from many top of the range, iPhone ahead.
The progressive increase in size would allow, in theory, the adoption of more capacious lithium batteries. This, however, is true only in part, since the weight of the phone is still a determining factor. Then determine what you should give him space and above all what is a central issue in the design of any smartphone.
The money allocated by the European Community will be dedicated to research and development, extraction and processing of raw materials, which even to the stage of recycling and disposal. The nations involved are Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, Finland, Sweden and Poland. In the European Community forecasts, these investments should tickle the interest of other stakeholders. Through private investment is expected to reach in fact share 5 billion euro by 2031. To get involved will be mainly the giants of the industry, but also medium-sized companies will do their part.
Of course, the new batteries must comply with the Paris agreements, promoting the transition to clean energy. Given the strong market expansion of electric cars, it is clear that technological innovations in batteries will affect many sectors.
Margrethe Vestager, EU Competition Commissioner, said that the research will bring many new jobs. At the same time, it will create a highly competitive ecosystem, which in turn will foster progress in terms of sustainability and environmental friendliness.