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

Partnership Fraunhofer and Hydro-Québec: R&D for Next-Generation Solid State Batteries

Montréal/Munich July 15, 2016 – The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC and Hydro-Québec are teaming up to conduct research and development into next-generation lithium-ion and lithium-air battery materials to be used in transportation electrification.

5th Workshop »Lithium-Sulfur-Batteries«

Announcement and Call for Papers

International Flow Battery Forum in Karlsruhe, Germany

The Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT will showcase its newly developed large-scale flow battery, which is under construction in Pfinztal, near Karlsruhe. The flow battery - an advanced long-duration energy storage system - will be able to store and discharge energy up to 20 MWh, improving the technical and economic performance of the research institute’s local power supply and enabling the integration of a 2 MW wind turbine planned for spring 2017.

Fraunhofer Battery Alliance Brochure