MEET - Where science meets industry
Münster Electrochemical Energy Technology (MEET) is the battery research center at Münster University. It comprises an international team of around 150 scientists who are working on the research and development of innovative electrochemical energy storage devices with high energy density, longer durability and maximum safety. The aim is to improve batteries for use in electric cars and stationary energy storage systems – at the lowest possible cost. MEET thus strives to further enhance the competitiveness of its partners in battery research – in particular on lithium-ion technology – both regionally and nationally.
In hall 2, at the joint booth of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), the MEET Battery Research Center of Muenster University was one of the major exhibitors. Just as fair visitors from academia and industry also the Ministry of Science of NRW Svenja Schulze and the Ministry of Economics of NRW Garrelt Duin seized the opportunity to gain insight into the research and development activities of MEET. more
„Die Speicherung von elektrischer Energie ist eine zwingende Voraussetzung zum Gelingen der Energiewende“, erklärte NRW-Wissenschaftsministerin Schulze als Schirmherrin anlässlich des 7. Batterietags NRW. Rund 200 Gäste aus dem Energiebereich tagen heute (25.04.) im Congress Centrum Halle Münsterland. Die Ministerin betonte vorab, dass insbesondere in der Stromversorgung entscheidende Veränderungen eintreten werden. „In Zukunft erfolgt die Stromerzeugung zum weit überwiegenden Teil durch Erneuerbare Energien, und das dezentral“, so Schulze.
In November 2012 the battery research project "MEET Hi-EnD" started - now the three and a half year fundin is coming to an end and it is about time to take stock. The research group aimed at a new generation of material for high-energy batteries. In the medium to long term these include completely new battery systems, such as the lithium/air cell, which promises a five times higher energy desity in comparison to current lithium-ion batteries. Like this the range of future electric vehicles should become competitive to fuel-powered cars.
MEET, the Battery Research Centre of the Westphalian Wilhelms University of Münster (WWU) will stage the 8th international conference on Advanced Battery Power on 26 and 27 April 2016. The venue is “Messe und Congress Centrum Halle Münsterland” in the city of Münster. MEET, ISEA (Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives) of RWTH Aachen University and Haus der Technik (Essen) will be your hosts. more