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

New research initiative will power up Europe’s battery revolution

A world moving from fossil fuels to renewable energy will rely more and more on energy storage and in particular on batteries. Better batteries can reduce the carbon footprint of the transport sector, stabilise the power grid, and much more.

Laser Symposium on Electromobility in Aachen: Premiere for creative inspiration around electric car production

On February 20, 2019 in Aachen, the practical applications will be the focus of the first Laser Symposium on Electromobility (LSE 2019): The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT invites you to ten lectures with experts from industry and research, who will present new laser-based production methods for the production of battery modules and packs.

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. 

 

Fraunhofer Battery Alliance Brochure