Against the background of an increasing interconnection of different fields, the conversion of electrical energy into chemical energy plays an important role. One of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s research priorities in the business unit ENERGY STORAGE is therefore in the field of electrochemical energy storage, for example for stationary applications or electromobility.
By 2030, battery production will expand fifteenfold from today's 38 gigawatt hours per year to 576 gigawatt hours in Europe alone, according to a study by the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI. Against the backdrop of such immense growth forecasts, the aspect of sustainability and circular economy becomes just as important as technological innovation and functionality.
Our offering extends along the entire value chain from the development of battery technologies (Li-Ion: solid state, LiS, LiO2, Na-ion, redox flow), materials and components, cell design, process and manufacturing engineering, and system development and integration.