Financed by the European Union, through the Horizon 2020 Program, POCITYF has 46 partner entities from 13 European countries, such as municipalities, universities and companies, and will implement its solutions in two pilot cities, in the Portuguese city of Évora and in the Dutch city of Alkmaar.
According to the Alentejo academy, the German company Betteries delivered the first 2nd life lithium-ion battery modules, coming from electric vehicles.
The configuration, installation and testing of these batteries at the UÉ facilities were steps already started, he added.
Next, there will be a 2nd phase, under which 2nd life batteries will be installed in selected residences in the village of Valverde, in the municipality of Évora, an intervention also integrated in POCITYF.
Last year, on September 19, when the project was presented in Évora, João Maciel, responsible for EDP’s research and development area, the project’s coordinating entity, explained to Lusa that the solutions tested in these two pilot cities will be, then replicated elsewhere.
Granada (Spain), Bari (Italy), Celje (Slovenia), Ujpest (Hungary), Ioannina (Greece) and Hvidovre (Denmark) are the cities where the experiences are expected to be replicated.