The Fraunhofer IST consolidates its work in the field of innovative energy storage systems within the department “Process Technology and Production Engineering for Sustainable Energy Storage Systems”. The focus here is on material and process development as well as the design of the factory system for the manufacture of energy storage devices. Furthermore, a holistic and sustainable configuration of the entire life cycle of energy storage systems in terms of life cycle management is pursued - from the material production, via the different production stages and the utilization, through to recycling.
In collaboration with the Fraunhofer institutes IKTS and IFAM, the Fraunhofer IST is actively involved in the Fraunhofer Project Center for Energy Storage and Systems. Here, the institutes combine their expertise in the fields of development and production of future battery and hydrogen technologies. The common goal is to advance mobile and stationary energy storage systems to industrial maturity and to scale-up promising production processes from laboratory scale to series application. The ZESS works closely with the Technische Universität Braunschweig and the Battery LabFactory Braunschweig (BLB).