Research Fab Battery Cells

Renewable energies and electromobility are to be significantly expanded in Germany; these and other new technologies require increasingly powerful, secure and sustainable energy storage systems. The commercial battery cells required are supposed to come from Germany in future. With its application-oriented research and technology transfer to large-scale production, the Research Fab Battery Cells builds the urgently needed bridge between research and series production. The FFB is a new unit of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT located in Münster. The project, which is unique in Germany, is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). MEET Battery Research Center of the University of Münster, the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT, other institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the RWTH Aachen University are involved in this facility, which is unique in Germany. With their work on the Research Fab Battery Cells, MEET scientists and the invovlved partner are creating the conditions for battery cells "made in Germany" to be produced in large series.

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Battery cells "Made in Germany”

Until now, it has been complex, cost-intensive and risky for companies to develop their own battery cells and produce them in large series. The Research Fab Battery Cells will overcome these challenges in the future. With its application-oriented research and technology transfer to large-scale production, the Research Fab Battery Cells builds the urgently needed bridge between research and series production. Read more

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MEET knowledge for the Research Fab

MEET scientists around Prof. Dr. Martin Winter are working together with other leading experts in German battery and production technology from industry and research in the Research Fab Battery Cells in order to bundle specialist knowledge. The MEET team's main areas of expertise in battery cell research production are materials science, battery cell technology and production, production technology and systems, and the value-added cycle of batteries. Read more