ZAS project is a consortium consisting of nine European partners joining forces to develop a cost efficient zinc-air secondary battery for efficient energy storage. The consortium represents the entire value chain from material developers and producers to battery manufacturer and end user. This combination provides a dynamic team with a keen awareness of the challenges related to turning laboratory scale developments into real innovation. The project is supported by the Horizon 2020 framework NMP program through a €6.6 million grant (project reference: 646186) and will involve 650 person months of total work effort. The consortium consists of partners from five European countries; one university (DTU), four research institutes (SINTEF, CIDETEC, DLR and IEES), two SMEs (CERPOTECH and RMP) and two industrial companies (VMB and INABENSA).
In order to more efficiently enable the use of distributed and intermittent renewable energy sources, the ZAS project is in the process of developing a rechargeable zinc-air battery system for efficient and cost effective stationary energy storage. The new battery system is expected to have an energy density, higher than 160 Wh/kg and 260 Wh/L, while at the same time have a reversibility which exceeds 1000 cycles at 80 % Depth of Discharge (DoD).