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Battery Technical Center


Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

Building 276

Phone: +49 721 608-26844
Fax:     +49 721 608-28284 
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Donnerstag, 28.03.2019

Girls' Day am Batterietechnikum



Welcome to Battery Technical Center

Focus on electric energy storage
Elektrische Energiespeicher und Antriebssysteme

Generation, storage and use of electric energy on a sustainable and cost-efficient basis for stationary and mobile applications are among the biggest global challenges for the next decades. The research and development of innovative electrical energy storage systems is carried out in different institutes at KIT covering the entire value chain in a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach. The objective is to develop industrially applicable, cost-efficient solutions for energy storage of the next generations.

Within the “Battery Technical Center”, the competencies of KIT along the value chain are pooled and an open technology platform for future electric energy storage systems is being set-up. The focus here is on the development and production of new materials and cells as well as the development of batteries and the integration to an overall system. Simultaneously, new manufacturing processes for the cost-efficient production of those batteries are being developed and demonstrated.


The Battery Technical Center is looking for you!

The research focus at Battery Technical Center is the storing of electrical energy for stationary and mobile applications. In this matter, we are looking for a research assistant with the opportunity of a PhD position.

Further Information can be found here.

Hannover Messe

Also in 2019, the Battery Technology Center was represented at the Hanover Messe. A true-to-scale model of the lithium-ion storage system was shown to visitors at the KIT booth on the subject of "Energy storage: a complete solution for a flexible power grid". Within the framework of Energy Lab 2.0, research on near-series prototypes is intended to significantly reduce the efficiency of large storage units, in particular by reducing operating costs.

Press Release
Battery 2030+
KIT as Part of the Battery 2030+ Initiative

In order to advance progress in battery science in Europe over the next 10 years, 17 partners from 9 EU countries have joined forces in the Battery 2030+ project. Over the course of a year, the foundations will be laid for the individual research projects that will contribute to making Europe the world market leader in battery technology. On 02.05. – 03.05.2019, a Writing Workshop was held in Paris to shape these principles. Janna Hofmann - group leader of the wbk at the Battery Technology Center - and her two colleagues Jana Kumberg from IMT and Ralf Diehm from TVT took part.

We would be pleased if you support the project with your voice here.

Further Information
Case Study in Uganda
Case Study in Uganda and Kanada

Off-grid Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems (OHRES) uses renewable energies and emergency power generators to supply remote regions with electricity. Mohamed Elkadragy analyses data from two identical wind/solar systems in climatically and economically completely different regions - Canada and Uganda - as part of his doctorate at the Battery Technology Center. The study should help to understand the economic, technical and environmental impacts on the feasibility and sustainability of the OHRES systems and thus optimize their performance.

Further Information
Girls' Day
Girls' Day at Battery Technical Center

On 28.03.2019 the “Girls' Day” took place at Battery Technical Center. The participants were able to gain an insight into the scope of battery applications and functions. In the battery laboratory they had the opportunity to build and test a battery cell themselves. In addition, the participants were able to control a welding robot and thus weld their own battery modules. The final event was a guided tour of our Solar Power Storage Park.

Schnellladesystem E-Bikes
ZIM Project Approved: New DC-charging System for e-bikes

Within this project, founded by the BMWi, researchers at the Battery Technical Center are developing fast-charging batteries for e-bikes with the aim of significantly reducing charging times in collaboration with Coboc GmbH & Co. KG, which specializes in e-mobility.

Press Release
KIT Battery Technical Center

“Competence E” has been terminated end of 2017 and the R&D activities are now carried out in the Institute for Applied Materials – Energy Storage Systems (IAM-ESS), the Institute of Electrical Engineering (ETI) and the Institute of Production Science (wbk) within the scope of the “Battery Technical Center”.