Welcome to the Fraunhofer Battery Alliance

We develop next generation batteries.

High-performance batteries are key components in mobile and stationary electrically-powered applications, and are also the most complex elements in the system. Particularly in high energy and output ranges, the durability and reliability of a system must be high, placing significant technical demands on the batteries.

The Battery Alliance is concerned with both primary and secondary (rechargeable) systems, from small-scale applications such as button cells to large stationary systems such as redox-flow batteries.

Electrical energy storage devices in vehicles must meet a particularly wide range of (sometimes contradictory) requirements, regarding for example their cost, energy and power density, cycle stability, temperature range and safety. In order to adapt lithium ion batteries for use in vehicles, optimization is needed in a variety of areas. The institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft have competences in virtually all of these areas.

News

Investing in the Energy Supply of Tomorrow: Fraunhofer ISE’s New Research Lab for Power Electronics and Grid Technologies in the Multi-Megawatt Range

With the grid expansion and modernization process for the German energy transformation, a growing number of applications for advanced power electronics and grid technologies arise. Power electronic devices, or converters, are key for connecting power supplies, consumers and storage systems and are playing an ever more important role in our energy supply.

Launch of project ECO COM'BAT: Sustainable energy storage with high-voltage batteries

Cruising range is one of the greatest challenges for the rapid implementation of electromobility in Europe. Ten partners from industry and research organizations now join forces in the EU funded project ECO COM'BAT, coordinated by the Fraunhofer Project Group Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies, part of the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, to develop the next generation of lithium-ion batteries – the high-voltage battery.

Energy storage for electric mobility – where does Germany stand regarding its goal of becoming a lead supplier?

In its study Energy storage – monitoring update 2016, the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI examines whether Germany has made any progress since 2014 towards its goal of becoming a lead market and lead supplier for energy storage systems for electric mobility.

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