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Project
Thema:
Sustainable traffic and transport
Unit:
Mobility & Built Environment

Green Transport Delta – Electrification (GTD-E)

Status project

1 October 2021 – 31 December 2024

In cooperation with

Ministery EZK, Brainport, VDL, DAF, NXP, Heliox, ELEO, Cleantron, Airborne, TU/e, UM.

To achieve climate goals, significant transitions are required both nationally and internationally in the field of sustainable transportation. The Green Transport Delta (GTD) - Electrification project has been initiated for this purpose. The project aims to develop a robust battery ecosystem in the Netherlands.

Climate-neutral mobility

The primary focus of the GTD-E project is to accelerate the transition to climate-neutral mobility, promote a circular economy, and further develop a strong Dutch (manufacturing) industry that is internationally competitive and contributes to the future earning power of the Netherlands.

How do we achieve this?

This is achieved by taking more activities in development, production, and application of batteries and charging solutions in-house and developing a unique R&D position in the field of battery-electric transportation. This is accomplished through in-depth and multi-year cross-sectoral collaboration at value chain level.

Who do we cooperate with?

Each consortium partner is a leader in the market and domain in which they are active. This includes both the international domain (e.g., VDL, DAF, NXP) and the innovative SME domain (e.g., Heliox, ELEO, Cleantron, Airborne). Additionally, the consortium includes research institutes such as TNO, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), and Maastricht University (UM). VDL acts as the lead partner, with support from Brainport and TNO in coordinating the project.

For broader application and implementation of R&D developments, the consortium also involves cross-sectoral collaboration with the maritime sector (e.g., ESTFloattech, NPS Diesel) and the aviation sector (e.g., Eflight, DEAC). Bringing together the collective technological expertise and experience of the consortium partners is crucial for this project.

The battery chain is highly complex, with significant interdependencies during battery production from cell to modules to package, and during application between the vehicle, charger, and the energy grid. Only by bringing together the right players from the entire value chain can a unique R&D position and competitive position be achieved.

Impact on sustainability and digitalisation

Establishing an innovative and competitive Dutch battery value chain can significantly accelerate the growth of battery-electric transportation in the Netherlands. The introduction of a modular, bi-directional energy system, where vehicle, charger, storage, and generation are interconnected, provides a solution to seamlessly integrate electric transportation into an overloaded energy grid.

Optimisation tools will be used for energy and fleet planning. This project supports the growing demand and ambition of the Dutch mobility sector, including the automotive, maritime, and aviation sectors, to strive for sustainable transport and reduce dependence on international suppliers.

GTDE-partners
GTD-E partners

Project details

The project Green Transport Delta – Electrification is made possible with the support of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate (EZK).

Project Period: October 1, 2021 – December 31, 2024
Project Budget: €36,082,844

Report Green Transport Delta – Electrification (GTD-E)

Work package 6 of the GTD-E project focusses on the recycling of lithium-ion batteries. This report provides an overview of the developments in lithium-ion battery technology in the context of recycling technologies and capacity. The composition of the components in Li-ion batteries currently being put on market as well as expected future battery technologies are described. This is done with the aim of creating insight in what materials should be taken into account in future recycling facilities. In addition, a brief market outlook shows what quantities of the different lithium-ion battery technologies may be expected to be put on market and eventually in recycling.

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