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

Efficient Recycling of Lithium-Ion Batteries – Launch of Research Project NEW-BAT

Funding was granted by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to develop an innovative recycling process for valuable battery materials to be reinserted into the battery supply chain. The goal of the NEW-BAT project is a robust, energy efficient and economically viable system with wide application potential.

Fraunhofer Battery Alliance supports Indonesia in expanding renewable energy sources

In Indonesia, power supply from renewable energy sources is an expanding field. As the country consists of numerous islands, supply to off-grid areas plays a significant role. It can be achieved using larger energy storage devices storing electricity from photovoltaics, wind and biomass.

Latest news around battery research

Emerging markets for mobile energy storage currently boost the interest in next generation batteries. The Fraunhofer IWS will present the latest results at the 5th “Lithium-Sulfur Battery Workshop” on November 21 - 22, 2016 in Dresden. Renowned national and international experts from industry and science will come together to gain profound insight in the current and future trends and developments.

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