€ 16 Million for the Battery of the Future
Forschungszentrum Jülich working on various solid-state battery concepts in FestBatt cluster
Jülich, 8 October 2018 – Research into solid-state batteries is viewed with great promise worldwide. This type of battery does not require combustible liquid electrolytes and offers shorter charging times and higher energy densities than today’s lithium-ion batteries – and therefore greater range for electromobility. To develop the materials and process technology further, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has set up the FestBatt competence cluster, which will be given almost € 16 million in funding over a three-year period starting September 2018. The cluster comprises 14 scientific institutions, including universities – with Justus Liebig University Gießen coordinating the cluster – Helmholtz centres such as Forschungszentrum Jülich, and institutes of the Fraunhofer Society.