July 1, 2022: A new roadmap unveiled by EUROBAT on June 24 sets out the case for all battery chemistries to be deployed to help Europe meet its climate and energy sustainability goals.
The ‘EUROBAT 2030 Battery Innovation Roadmap 2.0’ was launched at the trade association’s annual forum in Brussels by Clarios’ EMEA vice-president for industry and government affairs Christian Rosenkranz.
Rosenkranz, who is also chairman of the Consortium for Battery Innovation, said developing all chemistries “will maximize the contribution of our industry” to meet EU zero-pollution targets and support the European Green Deal and other initiatives.
Meanwhile, EUROBAT president and Hoppecke Batterien CEO Marc Zoellner (pictured inset), who opened the forum, said the “new geopolitical reality”, which triggered an urgent review of EU energy policy in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, should also see an update of the European Battery Alliance’s 2017 Battery Action Plan.
“We should review the policy and non-policy measures and, for example, add a policy support framework on mining, battery materials, battery manufacturing and recycling.”
Zoellner said such an analysis should not be left to the European Commission and a few other corporations alone, but rather involve all relevant industry bodies — adding the EUROBAT would be keen to take part.