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The Battery Energy Storage Testing for Safe Electric Transport (BESTEST) laboratory is situated at the Joint Research Centre of Petten (The Netherlands). It features state-of-the-art equipped facilities for analysing performance of battery materials and cells. The capabilities include cell preparation, pre- and post-test battery cell tear-down, cell cycling under controlled temperature (in combination with impedance spectroscopy) and post-mortem diagnosis.
Within the frame of this open access call, the following facilities may be accessed:
- Temperature (or climate) chambers that allow cell storage and cell cycling under controlled temperature (or controlled temperature and humidity). Battery testers with different specifications and frequency response analysers are available for cell cycling.
- A micro X-ray computed tomography system (including data evaluation) is available for analysis of cells or battery electrodes.
Priority topics of BESTEST
- Performance analysis of cells (in combination with impedance spectroscopy);
- Micro X-ray computed tomography of cells or electrodes.
Definition and conditions of access
Access to the research infrastructure is granted on the basis of Access Units.
For BESTEST, the Access Unit corresponds to 'Equipment Week', equal to the usage of the following equipment during five (5) working days:
- Temperature Chambers BiA MTH 4.46 for cell cycling (using a Maccor Bidirectional Battery Tester and FRA, where required) ;
- Climate Chambers Vötsch VCS3 7060-5 for cell cycling (using a Maccor Bidirectional Battery Testerand FRA, where required);
- Micro X-Ray Computed Tomograph Phoenix Nanotom S.
The Equipment Week also includes the evaluation periods, e.g. evaluation of cycling or CT data using dedicated software.
- Estimated total number of Equipment Weeks allocated to the call: 24
- Average number of Equipment Weeks per Project: 6 to 24 Equipment Weeks
- Estimated costs excluding consumables and expenses:
- Research infrastructure operated by JRC staff: 245 € / Equipment Week*
- Research infrastructure operated by users: 201 € / Equipment Week
* the cost of an Equipment Week is factored by the following amounts for the following list of equipment:
- 1 for equipment a);
- 2 for equipment b);
- 5 for equipment c).
Options for the allocation of intellectual property rights:
- The JRC and the entitled party (person or organisation that has been granted access) become co-owners in equal shares of all raw data, treated data and documentation data developed with respect to the access;
or, if users run the research infrastructure,
- The JRC and the entitled party (person or organisation that has been granted access) become co-owners in equal shares of all raw data, treated data and documentation data developed with respect to the access.
- The Lead User Institution and User Institutions (see definitions in the Framework) must be from an EU Member State, or country associated to the EU Research Programme Horizon 2020 (Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Israel, Moldova, Switzerland, Faroe Islands, Ukraine, Tunisia, Georgia, Armenia).
- The Lead User Institution must be from a university, research or public institution, or from a Small-Medium-Enterprise (SME).
- Ethical considerations in accordance with EU Law, in particular Art. 19 of Regulation (EU) 1291/2013, and applicable laws and regulations in the EU Member States.
- The proposal submission form is complete and complies with the instructions.
Any proposal will be scrutinised in accordance with weighted selection criteria such as:
- Scientific implementation
- Access to SMEs and new Users
- Strategic relevance to the JRC
- Strategic importance for Europe
The proposal must be prepared by using the template given in Annex 3.1 of the Framework.
During preparation of the proposal, applicants are encouraged to:
- Read the "Framework of Access to Joint Research Centre physical Research Infrastructures" and its annexes.
- Contact the research infrastructure at JRC-ENERGY-STORAGE@ec.europa.eu to assess feasibility aspects related to the capacity of the research infrastructure.
The proposal should be submitted to JRC-RI-OPEN-ACCESS@ec.europa.eu by the closing date of the call.
Communication of the assessment of proposals:2020-01-30 00:00:00