Electrical energy storage and sector coupling technologies are the key to a successful energy transition. Fraunhofer UMSICHT develops electrochemical energy storage for the demand-oriented provision of electricity as well as concepts to couple the energy and production sectors.
The development and production of bipolar flow and non-flow battery storage devices are the core of our research. In addition to battery systems and stack design, we also develop optimized materials (electrodes, bipolar plates, and membranes). In addition, we have extensive testing facilities for various battery types.
In addition to increasing the share of renewable energies in the electricity sector, reducing fossil raw materials in other sectors of the economy is also a declared goal of the energy transition. In light of this, concepts and production methods are currently being discussed that can use green electricity as a cheap resource for the producing industry. This approach of power-to-x production will have an impact on existing economic structures. We develop techno-economic evaluation methodologies for power-to-x technologies and thus answer systemic questions arising from the coupling of the energy and production sectors.
We develop materials and components for bipolar flow and non-flow batteries as well as fuel cells. Our portfolio includes the design of electrochemical reactors, the system development of redox flow battery and the development of optimized materials such as electrodes, bipolar plates and membranes.