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The quest for a cobalt-free battery for use in electric vehicles has received extra support from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program. The COBRA (CObalt-free Batteries for FutuRe Automotive Applications) project has been awarded an 11.8M euro grant to develop next-generation cobalt-free batteries. The project started earlier this year and will run until January 2024. The Dutch research organization TNO participates in COBRA by validating battery cell improvements and developing control algorithms for battery packs.

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