The extensive electrification and digitalization of our society as well as global climate change are leading to ever greater demand for energy storage systems. The cost-effective and sustainable production of energy storage systems is thus a key factor in the success of the energy transition. Future generations of energy storage systems such as all-solid-state batteries (ASSBs) represent a promising approach and are expected to be both safer and more powerful than current storage technologies. In order to further develop these storage technologies and bring them to industrial maturity, extensive research in the field of materials and processes is required.
Together with the Fraunhofer Institutes IKTS and IFAM, Fraunhofer IST is participating in the Fraunhofer Project Center for Energy Storage and Systems (ZESS). Here the institutes are bundling their competences in the field of development and production of future battery and hydrogen technologies. The common goal is to bring mobile and stationary energy storage systems to industrial maturity and to scale up promising production processes from laboratory scale to series application. ZESS works closely with the Battery LabFactory Braunschweig (BLB) at TU Braunschweig.