Advanced Battery Technology Center (ABTC)

Technologies for new energy storage systems

Advanced Battery Technology Center (ABTC)
© Fraunhofer IWS Dresden
Advanced Battery Technology Center (ABTC)
Process chain for the development of new battery cells
© Fraunhofer IWS Dresden
Process chain for the development of new battery cells

IWS Dresden scientists focus their research on electromobility and stationary energy storage systems. Thanks to its know-how and the large variety of manufacturing technologies, the IWS team can essentially contribute to battery development processes and innovations in many areas of the process chain. The Center for Battery Research at IWS has been established to be capable to support enterprises with solutions today and in the future.

IWS services the complete process chain for the development of new battery cells with a focus on material, surface and laser technologies.

Process chain


Material development

New carbon materials are being developed at the IWS. The range of services for applications in battery electrodes includes in particular:

  • carbon thin films
  • carbon nanomaterials
  • porous carbons and carbon/Si composites

Components and coatings

Low cost processes are being developed for high performance battery electrodes and separators. Focus topics are:

  • electrode development
  • functional films for cell components
  • high-energy anodes  (Li-metal- and Si-anodes)

Prototype cell manufacturing

IWS scientists develop cost-effective solutions along the process chain „manufacturing of battery cells“, including:

  • electrode handling
  • cell assembly process
  • prototype cell manufacturing for new battery chemistries



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International Conference on Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

June 28 – July 1, 2021, Online



Structural mechanical cathode adaptation on silicon- and lithium-based anode materials (KaSiLi), Timeframe: 11/2019–10/2022 (BMBF: 03XP0254 A-D)


Maßgeschneiderte Lithium-Metall-Anoden für zukünftige Batteriesysteme, Timeframe: 01/2019–12/2021, (BMBF: PTJ 03XP0185A)


Ein (sich) abhebendes Elektroden- und Zellkonzept für High-Power-Li-S-Batterien“, Timeframe: 01/2019–12/2021, (BMBF: PTJ 03XP0178A)


Trockene Verarbeitung funktionaler Materialien in textile Halbzeuge für Energiespeicher der nächsten Generation, Timeframe: 09/2018–02/2021, (EraNet/BMBF: 02P17E010)


Lithium Metall Schneiden von Batterieelektroden der nächsten Generation, Timeframe: 12/2018–11/2020, (Eurostars/BMBF: 01QE1837B)


Bildung von Metallclustern in Kohlenstoffmaterialien – sichere Anoden für zyklenstabile Batteriezellen mit hoher Energiedichte, Timeframe: 01/2019–12/2022 (FhG/MPG-Kooperationsprogramm, PNr.: 838756)


Lithium-Ionen-Akku mit hoher elektrochemischer Leistung und Sicherheit, Timeframe: 10/2017–11/2020, (BMBF: PTJ 03XP0133D)


Prozesstechnologien für strukturierte Silizium-Schichten als Anoden in Hochenergie-Lithium-Batterien, Timeframe: 10/2017–09/2020, (BMBF: PTJ 03XP0130D


Advanced Lithium Sulphur battery for xEV, Timeframe: 06/2015–05/2019, (EU: GA 666157)


Stickstoffhaltige Kohlenstoffe für hochkapazitive zyklenstabile Lithium-Schwefel-Kathoden, Timeframe: 01/2016–12/2018, (BMBF: FKZ: 03XP0030B)


Neue Separatorbeschichtungen und adaptiertes Zelldesign für zyklenstabile Lithium-Schwefel-Zellen, Timeframe: 01/2016–12/2018, (BMBF: FKZ: 03XP0031A)


Entwicklung und Demonstration von Natrium-Schwefel-Batteriesystemen, Timeframe: 07/2016–06/2018, (SAB: 100234957)


European Consortium for Lithium-Sulfur Power for Space Environments, Timeframe: 12/2015–11/2017, (EU: GA 687 306)


WING-Zentrum: Batterie – mobil in Sachsen, Timeframe: 06/2013–05/2016, (BMBF: FKZ 03X4637A)


Process Line Implementation for Applied Surface Nanotechnologies, Timeframe: 01/2013–01/2017 (EU: FP7-NMP-2012-LARGE-6)


Functionally integrated high current connectors for battery modules, Timeframe: 01/2013–12/2015 (BMWi: DLR 01MX12055C)


Battery – Stationary in Saxony, Timeframe: 11/2012–10/2015 (BMWi: FKZ 0325563A )


With crystal physics to future concepts of electrochemical energy storage systems, Timeframe: 10/2012–12/2015 (BMWi/BMU/BMBF: FZJ 03EK3029B)


Nanomaterials for future generation lithium sulfur batteries, Timeframe: 01/2012–12/2014 (EraNET/BMWi: DLR 01MX12009A)


Dry fabrication of lithium ion cells, Timeframe: 01/2012–12/2014 (BMBF: KIT 02PJ2302)


Material concepts for alkaline metal sulfur batteries, Timeframe: 05/2011–04/2014 (BMBF: FZJ 03X4618A)


Production technology demonstration center for lithium ion cells, Timeframe: 05/2010–06/2011 (BMBF: KIT 02PO2640)


Nano To Production, Timeframe: 06/2008–11/2012 (EU: CP-IP 214134-2)

Fraunhofer MAVO LiScell

Move ahead with lithium-sulfur: cycle-resistant, intrinsically safe battery cells with energy densities > 400 Wh/kg