Electrical power storage systems are of enormous importance for all sectors of the economy involved in the energy and mobility turnaround. The Research Fab Battery Cells (FFB), a new unit of Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT located in Münster, is therefore supposed to become the center of development of a modern and scalable battery cell production for Germany and Europe.
Together with partners from the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, RWTH Aachen University and the Battery Research Center Münster Electrochemical Energy Technology (MEET) of the University of Münster, we are thus closing the existing gap in the value chain for batteries and accumulators and helping to avoid dependency on other markets for energy storage technologies.
Modular and digital value chains for large series production plants
The aim of the Research Fab Battery Cells is to accelerate the innovation and commercialization process of production technologies for existing and future cell formats. The focus is on gaining experience in the operation of large-scale production in order to close existing competence gaps in this area.
Further objectives of the Research Fab Battery Cells are
- proof of reproducibility
- proof of scalability
- reduction of ramp-up times
- commercialization of next generations of cell formats, battery technologies and production processes
- training and qualification of professional staff