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The qualified and specialyzed IMN CLAiO's researchers constantly contribute to development of science in the field of chemical power sources and transfer of scientific results to practical solutions in the industry. The researchers participate actively at national and international projects or calls. Their engagement and eagerness warrant reliability of conducted studies.

The scientific project at which IMN CLAiO participates are:

Research and development of new technologies of polymer lithium-ion batteries having enhanced operational safety

Timeframe: 01.10.2012 – 30.09.2015

Applied Studies Programme PBS1/A1/4/2012

The project is conducted by Consortium:

  • Warsaw University (Leader)
  • Industrial Chemistry Research Institute
  • Institute Of Electronic Materials Technology
  • Warsaw University of Technology
  • Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals Division in Poznań Central Laboratory of Batteries and Cells

The main purpose of this project is to develop a new type of lithium-ion battery that will replace currently available power sources for mobile devices as laptops or mobile phones. Moreover, the new battery is supposed to replace the NiMH batteries currently used in the HEVs as well as lithium-ion batteries in EVs. The project includes studies on cell elements and their detailled cgaracteristics. The last stage of the project assumes the construction and precise characteristics of safe batteries made from selected materials having the greatest potential for commercial applications.

Ionic liquids as additives improving exploitation parameters of active mass for SLI lead-acid batteries

Project financed by: NCBiR PBS3
Timeframe: 2015-2017

Project is fulfilled by the consortium:

Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals division in Poznan Central Laboratory of Batteries and Cells - Leader
Poznan University of Technology, Department of Chemical Technology 
PPUH AUTOPART Jacek Bąk Sp. z o.o. (Ltd.)

The project aims the development of a SLI lead-acid battery with a modified active mass composition, which will have better expolitation parameters.

Chemical synthesis and electrochemical properties of graphene and its nanocomposites

The project is performed within: National Science Center (NCN)

Timeframe: 2012-2015

The aim of the project is to develop a synthesis method of graphene of high specific surface area, graphene oxide and new composites of graphene with metal oxides as TiO2, Fe2O3, Cr2O3, SnO2. The obtained composites will be examined as potential active materials in electrochemical energy storage and conversion devices: ultracapacitors and lithium batteries. The research will focus on preparation of materials of possibly the highest energy storage capacity. 

Coordinator of the project: PhD Mariusz Walkowiak

Development of a modular battery system capable of using new types of cells of different chemistry for applications in the public transport sector and for re-use in stationary applications

Financing institution: KIC InnoEnergy SE

Timeframe: 2016 - 2017

The purpose of this project is to develop a modular battery system capable of using new types of cells of different chemistry for applications in the public transport sector and for re-use in stationary applications.

Project leader: Mariusz Walkowiak, Associate Professor, PhD

Early diagnosis of PCL phenomenon in lead-acid batteries aimed at increase in reliability of lead-acid emergency power supply systems.

The project is performed within: NCBiR PBS1

Timeframe: 2012-2015

Project is performed by Consortium:

  • Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals Division in Poznań Central Laboratory of Batteries and Cells - Leader
  • AGH University of Science and Technology Department of Non Ferrous Metals
  • National Institute of Telecommunications
  • TELZAS Sp. z o.o.

The project concerns early symptoms of premature capacity loss effect taking place in lead-acid batteries. The main object of the studies is to analyze the PCL effect and to develop new and effective methods of its diagnosis in order to increase the reliability of lead-acid UPS systems.

Big energy storage systems cooperating with renewable energy sources

Financing institution: NCBiR

Timeframe: 2014 - 2016

The main objective of the project was to develop prototypes and launch into production two innovatory energy storage systems desighed to cooperate with renewable energy sources in distributed power generation systems as well as with mobile network stations. 

Project leader: Daniel Waszak, PhD

Hybrid power source for equipment used for recue and evacuation missions.

Timeframe: 2013-2015

Project is realized by consortium:

  • Akademia Marynarki Wojennej (leader)
  • Impact Clean Technology
  • IMN division Poznan, CLAiO

The aim of the project is to design and prepare a demonstrator of a hybrid power source which should power up equipment used during rescue and evacuation missions. The power source idea is based on mixing different electrochemical systems for storage and generation of energy. The power source should present power enough to fulfill directives set by 173 NATO Research and Technology Organization – 100-500W for small and 500-2000W for mobile applications.

Leader for the tasks set for the IMN Division Poznan, CLAiO : M.Sc (Eng.) P. Swoboda

Intercalation of lithium ions as a method for obtaining electrode materials for high-energy electrochemical capacitors.

Timeframe: 2014-2017

The aim of the project is to produce electrode materials for use in high-energy electrochemical capacitors. As the main method of obtaining lithium ions intercalation process is selected. Additionally, the project focuses on chemical exfoliation of graphite in order to obtain materials with graphene structure (called graphene-like materials). Due to the use of organic electrolytes (with extended operating voltage) it will be also possible to obtain the high energy values. Performing a series of physicochemical and electrochemical studies aims to determine the most favorable conditions for the production of new electrode materials (i.e., exfoliation method, the parameters of the process) as well as to determine the optimum working parameters of these materials for energy storage and conversion.

Project Leader: Ph.D. I.Acznik

Kondensator hybrydowy typu Ni(OH)2/C pracujący w elektrolicie wodnym o zwiększonej gęstości energii

Financing institution: MNiSW

Timeframe: 2016 - 2017

The aim of the project is to develop a model of a hybrid electrochemical capacitor consisting of a carbon negative electrode with great surface area and a nickel positive electrode.

Project leader: Ilona Acznik, PhD

New types of carbon-metal composites for electrochemical hydrogen storage.

Project is performed within NCN

Timeframe: 2014-2017

The aim of the project is designing and preparation of carbon/hydrogen storage metal alloy composites. Physicochemical and electrochemical parameters of those composites will be defined for use as new electrode materials. Change of the materials parameters both by the composition of the metal alloy and the MH/C composite may led to obtaining higher energy densities for those materials.

Project leader: M.Sc (Eng) P. Swoboda

Development of BTR-06 and BTR-07 batteries applied to modernized GROM rocket.

Work ordered by MESKO S. A.

Timeframe: „2011-2014”

The aim of the project is to develop two types of custom-designed thermal batteries with special exploitation characteristics. The scope of works includes: development of construction and technical documentation, production and testing of model and prototype batches, handing these batches to customer in order to perform tests in final applications, development of technical documentation for production in series.

Development of thermal battery BTR-10 for precision-guided munition APR-120

Work ordered by MESKO S. A.
Timeframe: 2015-2016

The aim of the project was to develop a new type of thermal batteries, with parameters required by the orderer. The project covered: construction design, development of technical documentation for a pilot batch, tests of the pilot batch prior to its handover to the orderer for tests in target products, development of technical documentetion for serial production. 

Development of constant production technology for surface-treated foil and development of PV systems

R&D programm

Timeframe: 2013 - 2014

The aim of the project was to develop a separator with low ionic resistance to be used in ESS in photovoltaics.

Project leader: Jerzy Kunicki, MSc

Development of technological premisses for acquisition of uranium compositions from phosphoric acid streams originated from metal ores containing phosphorus

R&D project

Timeframe: 2014

The purpose of the project was to carry out preliminary works in the laboratory scale consisting in recuperation of uranium from phosphoric acid.

Project leader: Agnieszka Martyła, PhD

Synthesis and electrochemical properties of polypyrrole/carbon nanostructures composites.

Timeframe: 2013-2016

The aim of the project is to prepare carbon nanostructures using CVD method (Catalytic Vapor Deposition), using as the catalysts different iron compounds and acetylene serving as the carbon source. Both, obtained carbon nanostructure and commercial carbon nanotubes will be used to make polypyrrole composites. The composite compositions will be optimized for usage of those materials as an electrode materials for electrochemical capacitors – to obtain highest capacity, energy and power.

Set of programmable thermal batteries for rocket ammunition

Financing institution: NCBiR

Timeframe: 2016 - 2019

The main objectiove of the project is to develop a programmable thermal battery for rocket ammunition, which is an innovation in the world. This solution will enable manufacture of batteries with different electrical parameters based on one classic power supply module connected to an interchangeable power processing module. 

Project leader: Karol Kopciuch, MSc

Influence of carbon addition to sulphur cathode on Li-S cell operating parameters

Financing institution: NCN

Timeframe: 2017-2020

The project objective is to investigate the effect of adding porous carbon to a sulphur cathode in a Li-S cell.

Advanced materials and technologies of their production

Project is conducted within: MNiSW

Timeframe: 2010-2014

Project is conducted within Operational Programme Innovative Economy 2007 - 2013.

Project coordinator:: Prof. dr inż. Z. Śmieszek (IMN Gliwice)

Priority 1. Research and development of modern technologies

Action 1.1. Support of research for creation of knowledge-based economy

Subaction 1.1.2 Strategic programs for research and development actions

The project is conducted by Consortium:

  • Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals (Leader)
  • University of Technology, Department of Mechanics
  • Silesian University of Technology, Department of Material Engineering and Metallurgy
  • Warsaw University of Technology, Department of Material Engineering
  • AGH University of Science and Technology, Department of Non-Ferrous Metals
  • Institute of Metallurgy and  Material Engineering PAN
  • Foundry Research Institute
  • Institute of Electronic Materials Technology

The aim of the project is to use the new achievements of modern material engineering to create basis and scope of innovatory material and technology solutions for industries from the non-ferrous domain. This field of action includes not only strictly non-ferrous industry, but also many other business industries related therewith as electronics, photonics, transport, energetics and energy storage.

Advanced technologies of manufacturing functional materials applied to energy conduction, treatment and storage.

Project is conducted within NCBiR (Polish National Center of Research and Development)

Timeframe: 2009-2014

Project is conducted within Operational Programme Innovative Economy 2007 - 2013

Project coordinator: PhD. M. Woch, Prof. IMN (IMN Gliwice)

Priority 1. Research and development of modern technologies

Action 1.3. Support of R&D projects aimed at enterprises by scientific institutions

Subaction 1.3.1 Development projects.

The project includes research issues, in particular of applicatory character, on metal and composite materials applied to the energy area. It is a wide economic and social field having a key role in the development of modern civilizations. The term “ENERGY” understood as new energy sources, treatment and saving of energy forms is a question of priority for many global programs, included EU Framework Programs and Strategy of National Development as well.

Field of Action 2: Advanced technologies of manufacturing functional materials applied to energy conduction, treatment and storage (4 of 6 actions are conducted by IMN CLAiO)