TUBE: Significant Stepping-Stone towards Future-Oriented Battery Research
The development of high-performance, ecologically and economically sustainable battery technologies remains a central challenge for the storage and use of renewable energies in the course of electromobility and other areas of application. Germany as an industry hub must rise to this challenge in order to take a leading role in global competition. Accordingly, mastering this technology along the entire value chain, from the material to the battery cell production and the battery system, is embedded as a key strategic objective in the BMBF umbrella concept "Research Factory Battery". To support this vision and accelerate its realization, the new research project "TUM Battery Center of Excellence (TUBE)" aims to bring together research in the areas of high-performance materials, intelligent production concepts and processes, and reality-oriented battery system behavior in a holistic concept.
Based on many years of experience in materials science, battery cell production and system analysis, six research institutes at TUM have joined forces. The project partners are Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb), Chair of Technical Electrochemistry (TEC), Institute for Electrical Energy Storage Technology (EES), Institute of Automotive Technology (FTM), Chair of Solid-State Electrolyte Chemistry (CFE) and Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II).
The objective is to bundle the know-how and expertise available at TUM in the field of battery research and exploit the existing synergies. The investment funds designated in the project will enable a comprehensive modernization and expansion of the existing research infrastructure at TUM, in particular the battery production line of the iwb.
The very special thanks of the project consortium is extended to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Project Management Organisation Jülich for their trust and comprehensive support.