Focusing on principles that enable new levels of functionalities in autonomous powered
systems such as sensing, wireless charging, and self-adapting rather than on specific material classes related to particular chemistry found in current technology such as primary microbatteries, the development of Smart Metal Air Scavengers (SMAS) will transcend the functioning of the current state of the art devices.

We will tackle the current technology shortcomings such as charge irreversibility, poor
autonomy, degradation, and electronic conductivity losses of their components, by developing new active materials and structures integrated into a versatile stack configuration, with the ability to store a high amount of electricity, extending the lifetime of the powered autonomous systems.

The new components within the optimized battery geometries will lead to a step change in energy storage performance, making it truly attractive for large-scale commercialization.

SMAS will bring materials chemistry to the next level of fundamental knowledge that may open up new prospects for advanced energy storage and profound impacts on related emerging technologies.

Applications will go from small scale as powering IoT, equipment answering the demand of billions of Internet-connected devices, wearable electronics, satellites, robots, and medium scale as Telecom, transportation or domestic needs storing a massive amount of energy from renewable sources like solar and wind in order to have available energy 24/7, to large scale as megawatt facilities.

SMAS Project is highly interdisciplinary, the participating organizations within the project consist of groups with world-renowned expertise in the fields of energy storage, materials chemistry, and fabrication of advanced materials at large scale.