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Federal Minister Anja Karliczek visited Ulm


The Federal Minister of Education and Research, Anja Karliczek, visited Ulm on Monday, 15th July 2019 and got an idea of the battery research at the location.

Sodium-Ion Batteries: from Materials Development to Technology Innovation


Within the TRANSITION Project, KIT, HIU and partners will develop powerful Sodium-ion battery prototypes for future application in electro-mobility and stationary energy storage.

Festive launch of 'excellent' energy research


Germany's largest electrochemical energy research platform was officially launched today, Tuesday, 26 March: At the Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage Ulm & Karlsruhe (CELEST), researchers from various disciplines are developing high-performance and environmentally friendly energy storage systems – which are urgently needed for a successful energy revolution and climate-friendly electric mobility.

Sustainable Battery Production in Europe


Within the Si-DRIVE European Research Project, KIT, HIU, and Partners Will Develop Innovative Solutions – Their Goal Is to Establish a European Lithium-ion Battery Production

Magnesium Batteries: Dawn of the Post-lithium Era


Within the European Research Project E-MAGIC, KIT and Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) Develop a Magnesium-based Energy Storage Technology together with Cooperation Partners

Scenario 2050: Lithium and Cobalt might not suffice


Lithium and cobalt are fundamental components of present lithium-ion batteries. Analysis by researchers at the Helmholtz InstituteUlm (HIU) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) shows that the availability of both elements could become seriously critical.

Natural Molecule to Boost the Performance of Electrodes for Re- chargeable Batteries


An interdisciplinary research group led by Professor Maximilian Fichtner from the Helmholtz Institute Ulm and Professor Mario Ruben from the Institute of Nanotechnology at the KIT has now presented a new storage material which allows the very rapid and reversible storage of lithium ions.

Solar Power Storage Units Reduce Costs of the Energiewende


KIT Starts Operation of a Solar Power Storage System at Its Helmholtz Institute in Ulm – Modern Battery
Technology and Smart Power Control Make Solar Power Capable of Meeting Base Load Requirements

Researchers Increase Energy Density of Lithium Storage Materials


An interdisciplinary team of researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and KIT-founded Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) pushes the further development of lithium ion batteries.

New Electrolyte for the Construction of Magnesium- Sulfur Batteries


Electrolyte of Excellent Electrochemical Stability and High Efficiency –Promising Potential for the
Development of New Types of Batteries

New Research Building for the Helmholtz Institute Ulm


Opening Ceremony in the Presence of the Federal Minister of Research Wanka and State Minister of Research Bauer

Start of Construction of the Helmholtz Institute Ulm


2400 Square Meters for Battery Research in the Ulm Science City – Construction Planned to Be Completed by Late 2013

Start of the Ulm Helmholtz Institute


New Battery Technologies to Be in the Focus of the Research Facility of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Cooperation with Ulm University – Opening Ceremony with Federal Minister of Research Schavan and Minister President Stefan Mappus – DLR and ZSW Are Associated Partners

Federal Minister of Research Schavan and Minister President Mappus: New Helmholtz Institute on Battery Research to Be Established in Ulm


Research Institution to Be Set up in January 2011 as Branch Office of KIT with Ulm University as Cooperation Partner and DLR and ZSW as Associated Partners