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

Press release / 28.6.2019

Münster as location for new research facility for battery cell production

Electric vehicles, for example, require powerful batteries in order to deliver an acceptable operating range, and electricity generated from renewable sources depends for its long-term viability on stationary energy-storage systems. In order to help Germany establish itself as a leading industrial player in this field of technology, an interdisciplinary Fraunhofer team has drawn up plans for a research facility for battery cell production.

Press release / 3.6.2019

Economical energy storage for the electric car of tomorrow

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden have developed a new production process with the aim of efficient and environmentally friendly future battery production. They coat the electrodes of the energy storage cells with a dry film instead of liquid chemicals.

Safe and effective energy storage media of the future: lithium-sulphur technology

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in-house LiScell joint project was successfully concluded in May 2017. Lithium-sulphur technology was studied because it might offer an attractive energy-storage solution for future mobility thanks to its low cost of materials and high energy density. 

 

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