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Supported by

EIT RawMaterials 

Nominated for

EIT Innovation Team Award

Team organisations  

Arkema (Business)

Orion Engineered Carbons (Business) 

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (Fraunhofer) (Research) 

Aalto University (Education) 

HiQ-CARB (Germany), which produces sustainable and resource efficient nanomaterials for high performance batteries. The nanomaterials consist of low carbon footprint ultrapure acetylene black (AB) and biobased ultrathin carbon nanotubes (CNT). Through this innovation, users can experience faster-charging electric vehicles, mobile phones with extended battery lifespans, and an overall increase in the safety and longevity of battery-powered devices. EIT RawMaterials has provided the HiQ-CARB team with a comprehensive network, communications channels, and financial support, all of which served to build and improve the involved companies' products, network, and standing. 

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It had been the most rewarding moment as it became clear that the two up-scaled materials in HiQ-CARB showed the best performance in combination and that the two HiQ-CARB material producers decided to commercialise a joint product. These strong synergies between the materials and the partners had been the ideal outcome of the project.