Center Battery Research - Technologies for new energy storage systems

Research in the areas of electromobility as well as stationary energy systems is a central theme at IWS in Dresden. Important contributions can be provided to battery fabrication processes based on the numerous IWS manufacturing process technology development areas. To be in the position to offer solution to industry, the IWS is establishing a center for battery research.

Fraunhofer Battery Alliance

Battery module
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Battery module

Powerful batteries are the key component in mobile and stationary electrically powered applications. They are often the system component that proves most difficult to master. This is particularly true when dealing with the demands placed on service life and operational reliability of the systems used in the high-end energy and output ranges, which pose formidable technical challenges for the batteries that are used.

Research work at the Fraunhofer Network focuses on batteries and supercaps, including redox flow systems. The value chain extends from materials used in the smallest storage units, through to modular construction and battery management, quality assurance in production, and the simulation of materials and designs.