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Helmholtz Institute Ulm

Batteries and rechargeable batteries are now everyday objects: we encounter them in watches and cars, cell phones and computers. But there is still a lot of development potential in these small energy storage devices.

Image: Werner Huthmacher, Berlin

While we plug in our smartphones or laptops almost every day, new solutions are conceivable in the future.

The Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) is therefore engaged in research into electrochemical battery concepts of the next generation and the one after that. The scientists' goal is to develop batteries that can store more energy and are more powerful, lighter, longer-lasting, safer and more cost-effective than conventional systems.

These batteries and accumulators are an important key to the success of the energy transition and electromobility: Energy from renewable sources - such as wind and sun - must be stored temporarily, as it is not available at all times. At the same time, electric cars need storage to access the necessary electrical energy while driving.

Four partners support the HIU: The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) founded the institute in cooperation with the University of Ulm. With the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), KIT was also able to involve two other strong, associated partners.

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Dr. Egbert Jolie

Chief Research Manager Energy
Helmholtz Association

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