Lithium-ion batteries are a key technology for e-mobility.


The HiQ-CARB project team has set itself the goal of developing more sustainable carbon black additives for lithium-ion batteries.

Supported by EIT RawMaterials

HiQ-CARB Presentation at EIT RawMaterials Expert Forum

Dr. Michael Rohde from Orion Engineered Carbons and project coordinator Dr. Andreas Bittner from Fraunhofer ISC presented the HiQ-CARB project with a presentation and panel discussion at the EIT RawMaterials Expert Forum “Materials for Battery Innovation”.  

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HiQ-CARB Poster at 74th Annual ISE Meeting

HiQ-CARB team member Sara Hamed presented positive project results at the 74th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry in Lyon. The measurements from Aalto University demonstrate the benefits by combining the new battery materials of the...

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HiQ-CARB Greener Carbon Workshop

HiQ-CARB – Greener Carbons Workshop on different material and battery characterization methods This workshop was a public online event that aims to present the HiQ-CARB project, its partners, and the results achieved so far.  The...

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HiQ-CARB Meeting in Eschborn

Industry partner Orion Engineered Carbons invited to a project meeting at its location in Eschborn, Germany. Due to the excellent progress, additional project tasks are committed by the partners.

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HiQ-CARB Meeting in Lyon

The HiQ-CARB consortium has met at the location of Arkema in Lyon. Part of the program has been a tour through the comprehensive battery test labs of Arkema and discussions with respective experts.

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Upscaling in progress!

By the end of 2021, a major upscaling success has already been achieved: the Carbon Nano Tube synthesis has been improved and brought to batch size > 1 t. And wet-beaded acetylene black production was also ramped up to a batch size of > 80 t. A great success in...

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Stepstone for sustainable batteries – greener carbons

Lithium-ion batteries require in addition to lithium ions a number of sophisticated functional materials for their performance. Some of them sound rather unspectacular: conductive additives. In fact, conductive additives like carbon black or carbon nanotubes are a...

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Project Kick-off

The official kick-off meeting of the HiQ-CARB project took place on March 12 as an online event. The meeting was attended by 20 project partners and representatives of the EIT RawMaterials. The expert meeting provided a platform for an intensive exchange of knowledge...

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