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Imagine a means to store electricity as green hydrogen for the load levelling of national grids, while also supplying energy for commercial vans and heavy duty trucks. Fuel cells provide a way to convert hydrogen gas into electricity, but on their own they do not represent a solution.  The way forward is with hydrogen batteries, as the beating heart of the Smartnet™ dual-fuel infrastructure.





Several of the calls in the pipeline (some in draft form), or at least part of those calls, appears to be looking for a SmartNet™ versatile solution are listed below.


HORIZON-CL5-2022-D2-01-08: Coordination of large-scale initiative on future battery technologies (Batteries Partnership)

The EU estimates that an EU contribution of around EUR 3.00 million would allow these outcomes to be addressed appropriately.

Indicative budget The total indicative budget for the topic is EUR 3.00 million.


Type of Action Coordination and Support Actions


Expected Outcome: Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected

• Fostering the scientific, technological, economic and societal impact of the initiative and
paving the way to industrial exploitation of future battery technologies in key energy and
transport application domains.


• Well-coordinated European research initiative on future battery technologies gathering
excellent scientists and innovators as well as involving other relevant stakeholders and
linked with relevant international, national and regional programmes.


• Spreading of excellence in future battery technologies across Europe, increased awareness
of European activities and availability of European curricula in the field.


• Increased synergies and collaboration between the relevant research and innovation
stakeholders in Europe as well as with major initiatives that already exist or are under


Scope: This call topic aim to network and coordinate the BATTERY 2030+ large scale research
initiative on Future Battery Technologies and its contribution to the broader efforts of the
European research and innovation stakeholders in battery technologies foreseen at European
level and in the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan and to tackle long-term research
challenges expected to result in 'game changing' impacts on future battery technologies paving
the way for providing a technological competitive advantage to the European battery industry. 

Because of their ambition, their scale and their interdisciplinary nature, these challenges can
only be realised through a long-term, coordinated and sustained effort at European level, by
building on large scale research cooperation across academia and industry and with other
research initiatives at regional, national and European level, and by mobilising Europe's best
researchers around an ambitious long-term research agenda.


Proposals are expected to coordinate the research activities and the stakeholders participating
in the initiative; to facilitate communication, dialogue and cooperation on crosscutting topics;
to monitor the initiative's progress and maintain its roadmap; to provide support for its
governance; to establish a robust and reliable knowledge base including key methodologies and
established results; to promote and communicate the objectives of the initiative and its
achievements, including by ensuring media presence and public visibility, by engaging with
industry and society and by participating or organising outreach events; to identify training and
education needs and promote European curricula in future battery technologies.


In particular, proposals should identify and coordinate relevant efforts for modelling and data sharing, standardisation, intellectual property rights in cooperation with other relevant initiatives at European level.


They should also help networking and collaboration with other relevant national and international activities in the field. They should cooperate with Batteries Europe, the ETIP on battery announced in the EU Strategic Action Plan on Batteries.


It is expected that such an activity is driven by representatives of the relevant actors of the field
(e.g., from academia, RTOs and industry).


This topic implements the co-programmed European Partnership on ‘Towards a competitive
European industrial battery value chain for stationary applications and e-mobility’.





• HORIZON-CL5-2021-D2-01-08: Emerging technologies for a climate neutral Europe


HORIZON-CL5-2021-D3-01-05: Energy Sector Integration: Integrating and combining energy systems to a cost-optimised and flexible energy system of systems


• HORIZON-CL5-2021-D5-01-01: Nextgen vehicles


• HORIZON-CL5-2021-D5-01-03: System approach to achieve optimised Smart EV Charging and V2G flexibility in mass-deployment conditions (2ZERO)


HORIZON-CL5-2021-D6-01-06: Framework for better coordination of large-scale demonstration pilots in Europe and EU-wide knowledge base (CCAM Partnership)


• HORIZON-CL5-2021-D6-01-08: New delivery methods and business/operating models to green the last mile and optimise road transport


• HORIZON-CL5-2022-D2-01-05: Next generation technologies for High-performance and safe-by-design battery systems for transport and mobile applications (Batteries Partnership)


• HORIZON-CL5-2022-D2-01-08: Coordination of large-scale initiative on future battery
technologies (Batteries Partnership)


• HORIZON-CL5-2022-D2-01-11: CIVITAS 2030 – Coordination and support for EU
funded urban mobility innovation



If anyone wants to form a consortium for an application (as lead perhaps) we'd be more than pleased to contribute the IP and flatpack and Universal Cartridge designs, on confirmation of funding grant. If commercial EV OEM car, van or truck makers joined, that would make a very solid consortium, though not essential, as the proposed Smartnet™ system is dual fuel, as well as load levelling - an international hydrogen and electricity supply network.













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