Major advance for battery cell technology in Germany

Decision in favor of Münster as location for new research facility for battery cell production

Research News / 28.6.2019

Energy-storage technology is set to play a key role in the future development of major sectors of the economy such as the energy and automotive industries. Electric vehicles, for example, require powerful batteries in order to deliver an acceptable operating range, and electricity generated from renewable sources depends for its long-term viability on stationary energy-storage systems. In order to help Germany establish itself as a leading industrial player in this field of technology, an interdisciplinary Fraunhofer team has drawn up plans for a research facility for battery cell production. On this basis, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has appointed a founding commission and commissioned the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, as the organization responsible for the future facility, to supervise the process to select the facility’s location. As the BMBF announced today, this decision has now fallen in favor of Münster.