Within the Fraunhofer Project Center for Energy Storage and Systems, the Fraunhofer IST bundles its expertise in the field of energy storage in mutual collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institutes IKTS and IFAM.
The common goal is to develop mobile and stationary energy storage systems towards industrial growth and to develop sustainable solutions. In particular, technology readiness levels of technology readiness TRL 4 to 6 should thereby be achieved, i.e. from feasibility on a laboratory scale through to application as a prototype in the relevant environment. The ZESS works closely together with Technische Universität Braunschweig and Battery LabFactory Braunschweig (BLB).
In the development and production of future energy storage devices, the Fraunhofer IST's main focus within the Project Center is directed at the field of all-solid-state batteries.
The new area of the Fraunhofer IST within the ZESS focuses not only on energy-storage development and process engineering but also on the associated factory systems and life cycle management.