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Electrochemical Storage in a systemic perspective – Reliability and Integration

Electrochemical Storage in a systemic perspective – Reliability and Integration
Project team:Weil, Marcel (Project leader), Torsten Fleischer, Manuel Baumann
Funding:Helmholtz Portfolio project
Start date:2011
End date:2015
Project partners:FZJ - Forschungszentrum Jülich; DLR - German Aerospace Center; HZDR - Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf; HZG - Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht; UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research; RWTH Aachen; Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen; Universität Hamburg
Research area:Innovation processes and impacts of technology

Project description

Efficient and affordable electrochemical energy storage systems have a high relevance for a future sustainable energy and transport system. Technical and scientific challenges need to be overcome to solve potential trade-offs between energy and power density, life time or safety, etc. Battery systems have to fulfill very specific and sometimes controversial requirements. The aim of the Helmholtz Portfolio approach is to describe application requirements within the systematic research and development of battery systems including their integration in energy or transport systems. The development of new electrodes, cells, and batteries are main elements of the project. A supporting system analysis is carried out by the KIT as well as by FZJ and has the aim to minimize innovation risks and to identify innovation potentials by developing techno-economic  and -ecologic scenarios. The Helmholtz centers KIT, FZJ, and DLR are part of the portfolio. The project is furthermore supported by external experts of the universities Münster and Gießen, RWTH Aachen, TU Munich, and TU Darmstadt.



Dr.-Ing. Marcel Weil
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)
P.O. Box 3640
76021 Karlsruhe

Tel.: +49 721 608-26718