Project duration: 1 January 2018 – 31 December 2020


The need for better energy storage systems is definitely a challenge for the 21st century, and lots of efforts have been devoted to building better batteries. Li-ion technology is progressively reaching its limits in terms of performances, while the current Li-ion battery market is mostly dominated by the LiCoO2/graphite system, based on toxic and critical active raw materials. Driven by the needs of electric vehicles (EVs), intermittent renewable energy and expanding portable applications, lots of efforts are devoted today to research for alternative energy storage systems that could allow for higher energy densities, along with low cost, high cyclability, and safety.

Lithium metal is the most promising negative electrode material for high energy post-Li-ion technologies, like Lithium Metal Polymer (LMP®) and Lithium/Sulfur (Li/S) batteries.

The solution (technology)

The main goal of ALIM project is to support the commercialization of CMR-free innovative battery solutions for EV and stationary applications, by mastering the production process of extra-thin lithium electrodes and boosting the performances of current BlueSolutions LMP® cells.


  • French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France (Lead Partner)
  • BlueSolutions, France
  • Bühler Redex, Germany
  • Uppsala University, Sweden