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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.

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Kick-Off für das Forschungsprojekt “Nanostrukturierte Batteriematerialien – NanoBat”

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Am Mittwoch dem 14. Februar 2018 fiel am MEET Batterieforschungszentrum der Startschuss für das Projekt „NanoBat“. Unter Koordination der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster werden Forscherinnen und Forscher verschiedener Disziplinen in den kommenden drei Jahren an der Optimierung von Aktivmaterialien mittels nanostrukturierter Beschichtungen arbeiten. Neben dem MEET und dem Institut für Materialphysik der WWU sind das Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) sowie die Industriepartner AIXTRON SE und BatterieIngenieure GmbH an dem mit knapp drei Millionen Euro vom Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) geförderten Forschungsvorhaben beteiligt. Mehr lesen

More than 600 participants expected at symposium “Kraftwerk Batterie” in Münster

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Researchers of the University of Münster will be hosting a symposium on “Advanced Battery Power” at the Messe und Congress Centrum Halle Münsterland on 10 and 11 April 2018. The MEET Battery Research Center of the University of Münster will stage the international event in cooperation with Haus der Technik (Essen), the Helmholtz-Institute Münster (Forschungszentrum Jülich) and the Institute for Power Electronics and Electric Drives (ISEA) of the RWTH Aachen University. The conference is open to all participants interested in the research, development and application of batteries. Münster and Aachen have taken turns hosting the conference since 2009. Read more

Speeches – poster – a symposium – a booth: MEET is strongly represented at the AABC 2018

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What are the key challenges for manufacturing large format cells? Is it possible to standardize test methods for battery performance? What are the market trends? These and many other research and development related questions on energy storage systems will be discussed between January 29 and February 1 on the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC) in Mainz. When the world of battery comes together, MEET Battery Research Center is a major player. Read more

Kick-Off for Research Project on Green Electrochemical Storage Systems “GrEEn”

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On Monday and Tuesday, 18–19 December, the first project meeting took place for the GrEEN project at the MEET Battery Research Center in Münster. Headed by the University of Münster (WWU), working groups from the Helmholtz Institute Münster through WWU, RWTH Aachen University, and Forschungszentrum Jülich are working together for the next three years to develop electrochemical storage systems based on environmentally friendly “green” materials. They are cooperating on the project with working groups from WWU’s Faculty of Biology. The Ministry of Economic Affairs in North Rhine-Westphalia is providing € 3 million in funding for the collaborative project. Read more

BMBF fördert Forschungsprojekt zu Großserienfertigung von Lithium-Ionen Batteriezellen: Fab4Lib

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Ein Konsortium aus 17 Unternehmen und Forschungsinstituten wird im Januar 2018 mit der Erforschung und Entwicklung von Prozessen für eine Groß-Serienfertigung für Lithium-Ionen Batteriezellen beginnen. Das Projekt hat zum Ziel, innovative Lösungen entlang der Wertschöpfungskette der Lithium-Ionen-Technologie zu erforschen und diese in Demonstratoren zu validieren. Hier geht es zur Pressemitteilung von TerraE.