The research platform for electrochemical energy was officially launched today. Researchers from various disciplines will now be working on high-performance and environmentally friendly energy storage systems at the Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage Ulm & Karlsruhe (CELEST).
The platform was founded by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the University of Ulm and the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW). Their first academic success is the approval of the cross-site excellence cluster Post Lithium Storage (POLiS), which will initially receive funding of around 50 million euros over a period of seven years.
Ulrich Steinbach, head of the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts in Baden-Württemberg said: “The launch of CELEST marks a milestone in energy research and paves the way for the European research initiative Battery 2030+, where we strive to play a leading and internationally visible role in developing the technology for next-generation batteries together with research institutions from all over Europe.”