The development of novel cell systems is taking place at a rapid pace. Today, it has no longer been a matter of MERELY optimizing existing systems with regard to one key performance parameter. New approaches are constantly being tried out, which place very high demands on the individual cell components, especially the electrolyte. In most cases, new cell types and cell chemistries no longer work with the state of the art electrolyte solutions. Even with an incremental optimization of the electrolyte, completely new approaches quickly reach their limits. In order to be able to offer a solution for our customers in these cases as well, we conduct extensive R&D activities within the framework of highly innovative research projects. These projects focus to replace the status quo with radical electrolyte approaches. Further, they help us to understand error and beneficial mechanisms in detail so that we can speed up our customer-specific electrolyte development process. In addition, they allow us to reduce the use of toxic electrolyte components or the CO2 footprint in electrolyte production of upcoming formulations.
Current research projects
RoSiLib – nanoporous silicon by rapid solidification – use in lithium-ion batteries
The efforts towards a CO2-neutral energy supply require a change in the mobility from fossil to electrochemical energy sources. This process, which has already begun, requires further support through the improvement of lithium-ion batteries in terms of costs, raw materials and energy efficiency.