Project duration: 1 January 2016 – 31 December 2018


The mobility industry with its various suppliers in the field of basic materials, process technologies, and recycling facilities is a figurehead for European industry and the core of innovation. This industry strongly depends on the supply of critical raw materials contained in the different parts of the vehicles, e.g., precious metals or rare earth elements in (i) energy converters as e-engines, e-generators, fuel cells, and solar cells and (ii) energy storage components like batteries and supercapacitors.

The solution (technology)

Jointly organized under the lighthouse project Raw material solutions for a sustainable European mobility industry, the NoI E-Energy will focus on critical materials related to energy conversion and storage in the mobility industry. Coordinated by a single-point-of-contact the NoI covers with its members each vertex of the knowledge triangle, wherefore there is a well-balanced partner structure with leading partners from industry (Mondragon, Arkema, Heraeus, Umicore), applied research organizations (Fraunhofer, CSIC, CEA) and universities (Ghent University, TU Darmstadt, Grenoble-INP, KU Leuven, University of Bordeaux). Partners in the consortium will provide to future customers outstanding analytical tools from an early stage of the innovation process up to pilots and even infrastructure on an industrial scale (high TRL) all along the materials value chain.


  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (Fraunhofer), Germany (Lead Partner)
  • Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, CSIC (Spanish National Research Council), Spain
  • Arkema France, France
  • Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives, CEA (French Alternative  Energies and Atomic Energy Commission), France
  • Ghent University, Belgium
  • Heraeus Holding GmbH / Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & CoKG, Germany
  • Institut polytechnique de Grenoble (Grenoble Institute of Technology, INP), France
  • Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium
  • Mondragon Corporation S. Coop., France
  • Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
  • UMICORE NV, Belgium
  • Université de Bordeaux, France