Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

AutoBatRec2020: Smart Recycling of Waste Traction Batteries from Electric Vehicles

The collaborative project “AutoBatRec2020” sets out to re-assess the entire battery recycling chain. Every aspect will be under investigation, from the collection of waste batteries to all available materials separation and recovery methods up to the re-use of recycled materials in new batteries.

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SOLID – Research at the heart of electromobility

No chance without them: High-performance batteries are the key to electromobility. And the market is growing. Europe expects to see a lot more of electric vehicles by 2030.

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Faster, lighter, better: “AddESun” A New Generation of Lead-Acid Batteries

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28.5.2018

“AutoBatRec2020”: Smart Recycling of Waste Traction Batteries from Electric Vehicles – EU Funding for New Resource-Efficient Solution

Today‘s electromobility consumes large amounts of traction batteries, preferably high-performance lithium-ion batteries. These batteries contain valuable raw materials and should not be discarded as waste at the end of their life. Efficient recycling requires closed materials loops and a logistic solution capable of growing along with the increasing number of waste batteries from more and more electric vehicles. The research project »Automotive Battery Recycling 2020« which was launched earlier this year with EU-funding from EIT RawMaterials sets out to identify efficient recycling routines that are ecologically sound, economically viable and readily transferable to industrial scale. The overall aim is to improve the EU-wide recycling chain and add to a secure supply of raw materials through the recovery of valuable materials from waste streams.
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14.5.2018

Faster, lighter, better:
“AddESun” A New Generation of Lead-Acid Batteries

Whether in use as starter battery in vehicles, as power back-up or for the storage of energy from renewable sources: Lead-acid batteries are among the oldest and most common battery systems in Germany. About 200 000 tons of them come to market each year. And their disposal is excellently organized: in Germany, waste batteries undergo a well-established recycling by manufacturers and processors. But the turnaround in German energy policy is posing new demands on electrochemical energy storage systems. Electric vehicles and stationary storage units for photovoltaic systems, for instance, look for long service lives and high power densities. The battery experts of the Fraunhofer R&D Center Electromobility Bavaria located at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC now joined forces with a consortium of partners from industry and research to shape up this old system and make it fit for the future.
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23.4.2018

SOLID – Research at the heart of electromobility

No chance without them: High-performance batteries are the key to electromobility. And the market is growing. Europe expects to see a lot more of electric vehicles by 2030. The EU commission is promoting the development of high-performance batteries accordingly. Among the researchers working to make the vision come true are those of the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg, Germany. They take part in the collaborative project SOLID that was recently launched to develop a simple low-cost method for battery mass production via the sol-gel route. The aim is to provide industry with the much needed large-scale production option for safe high-performance lithium-based solid state batteries.
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28.3.2018

What hurts a battery? – Project “ReViSEDBatt“ launched to identify the causal mechanisms for damage from mechanical stresses

Lithium-ion batteries are subject to a myriad of negative influences during their life span. The mere production process itself and subsequent transport from the production site impose mechanical stress. Whether in power tools, electrically driven forklift trucks, cars or trains – their life will always be full of vibration, sudden impact or shock whenever obstacles have to be crossed, when they are dropped or simply when charging or discharging induces volume changes in their electrodes. In late 2017, the project “ReViSEDBatt“ was launched to investigate the effects of mechanical stresses on the cycle life and safety of lithium-ion batteries. The overall project goal is to optimize batteries so they can better cope with everyday stress.
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Fairs and Events

30.1.2019

nano tech 2019

Also 2019 Fraunhofer ISC is exhibiting at the nano tech's German Pavilion in Tokyo from January 31th to February 1st. Hybrid materials for microelectronics are shown among other things. We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth!
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20.6.2018

Chemspec

20.06.2018 The ability to tailor product performance is a major competitive advantage, hence the use of additives to enhance desirable properties has received great attention in recent years. Many industry applications have benefitted from the introduction of advanced additives and this symposium will highlight through industrial examples the wide range of chemistry involved.
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20.6.2018

ACI's Biobased Coatings Europe 2018 Conference

20.06.2018 Dr. Sabine Amberg-Schwab will give a presentation about »new functional biobased biodegradable coatings for food packaging«.
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11.6.2018

ICCG 2018

11.06.2018 The 12th International Conference on Coatings on Glass and Plastics is jointly organized by the Fraunhofer ISC and the ICCG's international organizing committee. In full accordance with its motto »Discover the World of Coatings«, the event will be devoted to innovations in coatings and lacquers. It will be held from 11 to 15 June 2018 in Würzburg. We look forward to seeing you at booth 13!
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  • Bioactive Materials
  • Particles
  • Coatings and Lacquers
  • Smart Materials
  • Electrochromic Systems
 

Processing

  • 3D-Structuring
  • Electrodes and Cell Production
  • Fiber Manufacturing and Processing
  • Thermal Processes
  • Glass Processing
 

Applications

  • Batteries
  • Biotechnology and Pharma
  • Electronics
  • Sensors and Actuators
  • Textile and Leather Finishing
 

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  • Battery and Cell Testing
  • Bioanalysis
  • Thermal Analysis
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Materials Analysis