Increased resource efficiency and circularity along the battery value chain

As a researcher in the battery field, you can now apply for funding for research and innovation projects contributing to a sustainable battery value chain in several relevant areas.

The call closes on August, 29th 2024

Funding pot: 50 million SEK

More information about the call and how to apply is available on the Swedish website

This is the first call in the Swedish Energy Agency's new research program “Sustainable Battery Value Chain” (Hållbar batterivärdekedja). By funding projects that can contribute to the improvement of energy and resource efficiency and circularity in the Swedish part of the sustainable European battery chain, the call will contribute to both sustainable transport electrification and a resilient energy system.

What can be funded?

In this call we are specifically looking for projects in the following priority areas (in no particular order):

  • new and existent battery chemistries
  • material, energy and resource efficiency
  • production equipment
  • modelling tools
  • diagnostics and state of health
  • system analyses for different battery technologies
  • syntheses and feasibility studies.

The call is also open to project applications in any of the other research areas of the program. Read more in the full call text (only available in Swedish) under the headline “Read this before you apply”.

All else being equal, the projects that fall within the priority areas will be prioritised for funding ahead of other projects.

Who can apply?

All organisations who can contribute to the aims of the call can apply (see section 1 in the full call text). An organisation in this meaning could be:

  • companies
  • public sector organisations
  • social sciences, humanities, technical and natural science faculties at universities and colleges
  • research institutes
  • other organisations connected to the battery value chain.

Equality and diversity considerations must be taken into account in the composition of the project group, in the choice of the project manager, in the development of the project’s content, goals and desired effects, and throughout the course of the project.

More information about the call and how to apply is available on the Swedish website

Important dates

Decisions on which projects are granted funding will be made in October 2024 at the earliest. Projects can start no earlier than November 1st, 2024. The project must end no later than December 31st, 2029.

“Mina sidor” opens for applications on Tuesday, June 4th, 2024. The call is named ”Ökad resurseffektivitet och cirkularitet längs batterivärdekedjan”.

Please note that the decision timetable can be subject to change.

Information sessions via Teams

The Swedish Energy Agency is organizing three digital information sessions for those who want to know more about the call and the application process. There will be opportunities to ask questions during the meetings.

June 11th, 2024, 09.00–10.00
August 15th, 2024, 09.00–10.00
August 22nd, 2024, 09.00–10.00.

Where: Microsoft Teams

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About the program Sustainable battery value chain

The program's vision is to "contribute to the Swedish parts of a sustainable European battery value chain" through research-related efforts in the battery area.

The program's long-term objective is to contribute to competitiveness, security of supply as well as ecological and social sustainability through battery-related research and academic competence building. A starting point for the program is that by funding projects that contribute to the deployment of resource and energy-efficient, system-efficient and circular processes along the battery value chain, it can contribute to strengthened and maintained competitiveness for Swedish actors, a sustainable electrification of transport and a resilient energy system.

The program runs between the first of June 2024 and the end of December 2029 and has an initial framework of SEK 160 million.

Read more here


We provide support until 16:00 on the day the call closes.