The German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) launched a new cluster to foster basic research into solid-state batteries. Funding is at 16 million euros and the BMBF expects participants to translate their findings into applications.
In order to find new solutions for solid-state batteries, the ministry counts on the work of 14 institutions, including universities and non-academic research associations. The Justus Liebig University Giessen in Hesse will have the lead of the so-called competence cluster FestBatt (Festkörper Batterie is German for solid-state battery).
The cluster is to concentrate on materials needed to develop non-liquid electrolytes as well as their production and properties.
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