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New battery and production technologies, collaborative projects, partnerships and updates from the construction site - here you will find all the latest information about Fraunhofer FFB and our activities.

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Press release / 28.9.2023

Study published in the journal Nature Energy

New study analyzes the energy consumption of gigafactories.


Press release / 26.9.2023

First #BatteryCityMünster PhD-Day

More than 100 doctoral students did not miss this opportunity. A successful start!


Download whitepaper / 28.8.2023

The potential of plastic piping systems in battery cell production

Lighter, more durable, more resistant - Do these properties of plastic piping systems also apply to their use in battery cell production?

Press release / 8.8.2023

Development Minister Svenja Schulze visits Fraunhofer FFB

On Tuesday, August 8th, the Managing Directors of Fraunhofer FFB welcomed the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Svenja Schulze, in Münster. 

Press release / 2.8.2023

MoU between TFM and Fraunhofer FFB

Münster. In order to further strengthen the #BatteryCityMünster, the stakeholders of the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Battery Cell Production FFB and the Technologieförderung Münster GmbH (TFM) want to cooperate even more closely. With the signing of a letter of intent, both partners confirm their plans to further promote strategic cooperation and networking in the field of battery systems and their production. In this way, Münster is to become one of the leading addresses for battery research on a European level.

Press release / 13.7.2023

State secretary learns about battery cell production

Münster. During her visit to the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Battery Cell Production FFB facility on July 12, 2023, NRW State Secretary Silke Krebs and Institute Director Prof. Dr. Simon Lux talked about research into the development and production of economically and ecologically sustainable battery cells at the Münster site. The appointment focused on a tour of the construction progress in the »FFB PreFab«, the first building of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. 

Press release / 24.5.2023

Network meeting für Münster's female battery researchers

A platform to enable exchange for women in battery research - this wish is now being realized in Münster for four different research institutions.

press release / 26.4.2023

AWK'23: Aachen research institutes invite to conference on green production and circular economy

Press release / 27.6.2023

Pioneering concepts for sustainable and economical battery cell production

Münster. High-performance battery cells are a key prerequisite for the transition to sustainable mobility. To achieve this, it is essential to create a more energy-saving and resource-efficient production infrastructure for the cells. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Battery Cell Production FFB are now demonstrating ways in which the use of so-called »mini- and macro-environments« can reduce energy and operating costs in battery cell production, thereby creating high potential for competitive battery production in Germany and Europe. The findings are summarized in the newly published whitepaper »Energy-efficient and quality-oriented plant concepts for battery cell production«, which is now available.

press release / 25.4.2023

Fraunhofer FFB and tesa SE sign »Memorandum of Understanding«

Münster. The Fraunhofer Research Institution for Battery Cell Production FFB and tesa SE, international manufacturer of adhesive tapes and self-adhesive product solutions, are collaborating closely in the future. The aim is to develop durable and sustainable battery cells for a wide range of industries.

Press release / 29.3.2023

Conference: Battery world meets in Aachen

Münster. At the international conference »Kraftwerk Batterie - Advanced Battery Power«, experts and interested parties can find out about the latest developments from all areas of the battery value cycle at the Eurogress Congress Center in Aachen. 

press release / 18.4.2023

Researchers investigate new water-based recycling process for batteries

Researchers investigate new water-based recycling process for batteries

press release / 25.1.2023

Whitepaper "The digital twin in battery cell production«

press release / 2.1.2023

What is the state of the European battery market?

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Westfälische Nachrichten / 8.8.2023

Bundesentwicklungsministerin besichtigt Fabrik-Baustelle

Das Projekt Forschungsfertigung Batteriezelle in Amelsbüren nimmt Form und Gestalt an. Ein Besuch auf einer bemerkenswerten Baustelle.


Münster auf dem Weg zur „Battery-City“

Münster soll sich im internationalen Maßstab zur „Batterie-Stadt“ mausern. Dazu wurde jetzt ein weiterer Schritt unternommen.

Expertinterew with Richard Schmuch / 29.6.2023

Robots need better batteries

As mobile machines travel farther from the grid, they’ll need lightweight and efficient power sources.