Helmholtz-Energy-Alliance:

Stationary electrochemical storage systems and converters

Stationary energy storage and conversion with electrochemical technologies is an important prerequisite for expanding the share of renewable energies in power supply system. Even established solutions such as lithium-ion batteries have to redesigned and improved for this application. New solutions such as metal-air batteries or high-temperatures batteries promise much higher storage capacity, but are not yet ready for the market.

In addition to battery solutions, the energy alliance “Stationary electrochemical storage systems and converters” shall investigate energy conversion systems that buffer the surplus of generated electricity as chemical energy. This involves new forms of electrolysis with application of fuel-cells. These development lines shall be assessed by accompanying research regarding both technological and socio-economic factors as well as their integration into the energy grid. 

  • Duration: April 2012 to March 2015
  • Funding amount: ca. 4.8M euros
  • Leadership: Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • Coordinator: Dr. Hans Peter Buchkremer
  • Participating Helmholtz centres: Forschungszentrum Jülich, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, German Aerospace Center
  • Universities: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Aachen University (RWTH) 
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Coordinator

Dr. Hans Peter Buchkremer

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Tel. +49 2461 61-4062

h.p.buchkremer(at)fz-juelich.de