Zukunftsweisende elektrochemische Energiespeicherung


Elektrochemie der Batterien


GREENLION is a Large Scale Collaborative Project within the FP7 leading to the manufacturing of greener and cheaper Li-Ion batteries for electric vehicle applications via the use of water soluble, fluorine-free, high thermally stable binders, which would eliminate the use of VOCs and reduce the cell assembly cost.

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A safer, cheaper, greener Li-ion for electric cars (article on the success of the Greenlion Project)

ABILE Project

ABILE (Air Batteries with Ionic Liquid Electrolytes) is a cooperative project of the BMW Group, Hanyang University in Seoul, La Sapienza University Rome, e&e and the HIU (KIT). Within this project the HIU is developing new high capacity anode materials based on a mixed conversion and alloying lithium storage mechanism and is investigating ionic liquid-based electrolytes for the application in non-aqueous Lithium-ion/Air electrochemical energy storage systems.



Innovative Electrochemical Supercapacitors (IES)

The project aims to develop electrochemical double layer capacitors with improved performance and enhanced intrinsic safety to be used in high voltage systems, through the employment of ionic liquid-organic electrolyte mixtures. Further objectives are the development of new materials for super capacitors, such as graphene and activated carbons, and F-free ionic liquids and natural binders to increase the environmental friendliness of the device.



  • Hemlholtz Institute Ulm - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • University of Münster
  • Iolitech
  • Brandenburgische Kondensatoren

MARS-EV (Materials for Ageing Resistant Li-ion High Energy Storage for the Electric Vehicle)

MARS-EV is a Large Scale Collaborative Project (FP7-2013-GC-MATERIALS) developing materials for high energy and cycle-life Li-ion battery cells. The project aims to overcome the ageing phenomenon in Li-ion cells by focusing on the development of high-energy electrode materials and safe electrolyte systems with improved cycle life. Through industrial prototype cell assembly and testing coupled with modeling MARS-EV improves the understanding of the ageing behavior at the electrode and system levels. Finally, it addresses a full life cycle assessment of the developed technology.

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Stationary electrochemical energy storage and transducer

Helmholtz energy alliances are part of the research network of the Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft. The alliances are dedicated to specific topics aiming to realize a sustainable energy supply in the future. The stationary energy storage and conversion takes an important share in this goal. However, stationary applications have requirements that are substentially different from the commercial Li-Ion technology. In this project, a variety of solutions are researched and evaluated, amongst others novel battery chemistries with magnesium and zinc, high temperature battery systems with solid-state electrolytes, as well as new approaches in electrolysis with fuel cells.



  • Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt
  • Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
  • Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen

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MEET Hi-EnD: "Materials and Components to Meet High Energy Density Batteries”

The project MEET Hi-EnD is funded by a program of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with the goal to promote excellent battery research in Germany. The project is dedicated to the research of materials and components that allow to realise high energy density batteries. 



  • Universität Münster
  • RWTH Aachen  (Institut für Stromrichtertechnik und Elektrische Antriebe ISEA u. Institute of Inorganic Chemistry IAC)
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • KIT
  • External partner: MIE University Japan



SIRBATT (Stable Interfaces for Rechargeable Batteries)

SIRBATT (Stable Interfaces for Rechargeable Batteries) is a European funded FP7 multisite collaborative project. It consists of 12 partners from across Europe and includes six universities, five industry partners and one research institute. The scientific aim of SIRBATT is a radical improvement in the fundamental understanding of the structure and reactions occurring at lithium battery electrode/electrolyte interfaces. This three year innovative project will explore the issues that currently limit the lifespan of batteries used in stationary battery storage.  It brings together a wide range of complementary research expertise in the study of battery electrode interfaces, covering both the experimental and theoretical aspects of this emerging area, as well as micro-sensor development.

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recent paper has been chosen as a Top Story by the Elettra Synchrotron Radiation Facility

InFluENCE (Interfaces of Fluid Electrodes: New Conceptual Explorations)

InFluENCE (FP7-ENERGY-2013-1) has as project proposal the improvement and fundamental understanding and control of interfaces of Li-ion and Na-ion Semi Solid Flow Batteries (SSFB). The fact that the case study is a SSFB set-up instead of conventional batteries is an asset, given that the methods and techniques developed are generic and could as well be implemented for conventional Li- and Na-ion systems for the techniques that are not concentrated on flow aspects.

A main objective is the investigation and optimization of the interfaces developing between the electrolyte and the electrochemically active material particles in fluid electrodes. A second main objective is the understanding and control of the mechanical and conductive behaviours of the slurries.

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