Materials innovations for industry and society – Center for Battery Research in Dresden expands

Press release (Nr. XIII) - Fraunhofer IWS Dresden /

The Center for Battery Research is happy to report another success! 8 million Euros federal funds will go to the state capital Dresden within the next three years. These funds are being used to advance the research in material science and process engineering in the field of energy storage systems. With the federal funds scientists from non-university research centers and the TU Dresden can be financed for 72 man-years (864 man-month). The joint project is coordinated by Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Eckhard Beyer, Fraunhofer IWS, Dresden.

Roll-to-roll coating of electrodes at IWS: The scientists now have optimized the design of anode and cathode for lithium-sulfur batteries.
© Jürgen Jeibmann / Fraunhofer IWS Dresden
Roll-to-roll coating of electrodes at IWS: The scientists now have optimized the design of anode and cathode for lithium-sulfur batteries.

The project BamoSa (WING-Zentrum: Batterie - mobil in Sachsen) is funded by the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) and supervised by the Project Management Jülich. BamoSa focusses on the development of materials and manufacturing concepts for lithium-sulfur cells. Three cooperating research groups from different institutes, research organizations and Leibniz institutes bundle their competences and focus on subjects such as cell morphology, cell design and analytics as well as cell processing. The results will be validated in three industrial projects.

Thanks to the joint project BamoSa, the successful and proven cooperation between the Dresden Fraunhofer institutes, the two Leibniz institutes (IFW and IPF) as well as several other research companies will be further developed. Research subjects will be processed in a multidisciplinary manner and subsequently directly transferred into industrial applications. The integration of postgraduates in natural science or engineering disciplines supports the necessity of training high-level professionals in the field of battery research. German and, in particular, Saxon enterprises will benefit from new insights into battery research issues and companies in the German economic zone will be strengthened.

The change from mobility based on fossil fuels to “electromobility” is a most challenging task. Germany strives to attain a leading position in the manufacture of electric vehicles. By 2020 at least 1 million electric vehicles should drive on German roadways. Thus the BMBF support-measure “ExcellentBattery” aims at the promotion of excellent battery research in Germany. It should help to acquire battery scientists and to intensify the quick transfer of R&D results into industrial applications.

BamoSa-Project at a glance:

  • Joint project: WING-Zentrum: Batterie – mobil in Sachsen (BamoSa)
  • Project costs: 8,3 Mio. € (Förderanteil des Bundes: 97 %)
  • Project duration: 01.06.2013 – 31.05.2016
  • Project coordination: Fraunhofer IWS, Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Eckhard Beyer
  • Project partner:
  • Institut für Fertigungstechnik
  • Institut für Werkstoffwissenschaft
  • Fachrichtung Chemie und Lebensmittelchemie
  • Project management: Projektträger Jülich
  • Program: Werkstoffinnovationen für Industrie und Gesellschaft - WING
  • Support-measure: Exzellenz und technologische Umsetzung der Batterieforschung – ExcellentBattery
  • Reference number: 03X4637A-H