Electrical Energy Storage

Electrical energy storage – safe, environmentally friendly and efficient

The ability to store electrical energy is becoming increasingly indispensable for a number of technical applications. While energy storage systems have a variety of potential uses, they are also subject to an almost equal amount of demands. Hereby, characteristics such as safety, efficiency and environmental friendliness are to a great extent determined by the underlying materials and the methods with which these are processed. Therefore, through the development of adapted processes and components, it is possible to precisely optimize the characteristics of batteries.

Battery Cell Manufacturing – from powder to cell

Since the 1990s, lithium-ion technology has been the main determinant in the development of electrochemical electrical storage.

In the manufacture of battery cells there are a variety of interactions between the individual process steps, from powder to cell. Therefore, changes to individual process steps affect the entire chain. During our developmental work, we constantly consider all aspects of the process chain.

Custom-made analysis techniques for the characterization of both the material and the cell also play an important role. Here too we consider the electrochemical cell in its entirety. Lifetime and battery aging can be precisely influenced through the selection of the operating conditions, whereby, safety must be ensured across the entire lifecycle.

At this point, so-called solid-state batteries offer decisive advantages. However, other next-generation battery systems, such as metal-air batteries, are also particularly in the focus of the Department of Electrical Energy Storage.

Core Competence Electromobility