Battery LabFactory Braunschweig
The Battery LabFactory Braunschweig (BLB) is a research centre of the University of Technology Braunschweig. Electrochemical storage devices are investigated and developed from the laboratory stages to the pilot system. The spectrum of research covers the entire value chain, from the development of material via the manufacturing of electrodes and cells to recycling.
The BLB has technical equipment at its disposal to analyse large traction batteries, as well as battery modules and packs. The existing infrastructure allows for the development of solutions to fundamental and application-oriented research questions. The focus is on flexible production strategies and process technologies to increase energy density, quality and security of traction batteries with due consideration of electrical, electrochemical, ecological, constructive and economic aspects.
In the Battery LabFactory Braunschweig the technological and scientific know-how of eight institutes of the University of Technology Braunschweig, as well as the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) (national metrology institute of Germany), the University of Technology Clausthal and the Leibniz University of Hannover is bundled.
Campus for Battery Safety Germany(Batterie-Sicherheitscampus Deutschland - bsd)
The Campus for Battery Safety Germany (Batterie-Sicherheitscampus Deutschland - bsd) conducts research on the safe application of batteries, starting with small half-cells up to large battery systems. With the specific bundling of competences across different systems from electrochemical process technology, sensor technology and other engineering disciplines, solutions to complex problems can be developed in great depth.
The Batterie-Sicherheitscampus Deutschland is a joint initiative of the University of Technology Clausthal (involving the Clausthaler Umwelttechnik Forschungszentrum - CUTEC [Clausthal Institute of Environmental Technologies] and the Forschungszentrum Energiespeichertechnologien - EST [Research Centre for Energy Storage Technologies]), the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (Department of Fibre-Optic Sensor Systems), the Allianz für die Region GmbH, the district and the city Goslar, the Wirtschaftsförderung Region Goslar GmbH & Co.KG and the Wolfsburg AG.
The heartpiece of technical equipment of the Batterie-Sicherheitscampus Deutschland is the Batterie- und Sensoriktestzentrum that, on a surface area of 1500 square meters, allows for conducting electric, dynamic stress tests of up to 1000V/1200A, i.e. 1.2MW, to the margins of limits.