Battery cell innovation & production of prototypes

Be it solid-state batteries, sodium-ion batteries, lithium-sulfur batteries, or incremental innovations to existing lithium-ion battery cells, one thing is clear: the development of new generations of cells is advancing and new cell types are coming onto the market all the time. At the same time, there is still a lot of untapped potential in cell design to increase performance and energy density. During the development process, the questions and challenges are constantly changing. Fraunhofer FFB supports you in the conception, development, prototyping, validation, and evaluation of new battery technologies from the idea generation to the market launch.


Next-Gen: Potential assessment

We help you lay the technological foundations for next-generation technologies by working with you to analyze the challenges and opportunities. In addition to a detailed market breakdown by region and focus, we provide an economic assessment and go-to-market plan to ensure you get the best outcome.

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Breaking though »Red Brick Walls«: Current challenges in solid-state battery technology

There is a lot of conflicting information about the current state of development of solid-state batteries. In the automotive sector, in particular, a wide variety of dates have been announced for the mass production of vehicles with solid-state batteries. As a result, there is no meaningful timetable for market maturity. This is where the problem-oriented study by the Fraunhofer FFB comes in: What are the current challenges facing the development of solid-state batteries?


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The cell designs by Fraunhofer FFB

The design of a battery cell plays a crucial role in determining its characteristics, such as energy and power density, aging, and safety behavior. Three common cell formats include the round cell, prismatic cell, and pouch cell, which are utilized across industries, not just in automotive applications. Power tools often use round cells, while smart devices rely on pouch cells. The prismatic cell, with its sturdy housing, is often the preferred choice in commercial vehicles.