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POLiS – Post-Lithium Storage

PoLiS Projekt

Project Consortium:     Karlsruher Institute of Technology
Ulm University
Giessen University
Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg   (ZSW)                                                   

Contact:                       Philipp Sanwald, philipp.sanwald∂kit.edu

The Cluster of Excellence POLiS develops the necessary new battery materials and technology concepts for efficient and sustainable storage of electrical energy. We have identified sustainable alternatives that no longer rely on lithium and other critical materials: We are researching batteries based on sodium, magnesium, calcium, aluminium and chloride ions. These so-called post-lithium batteries have the potential to store more energy, be safer, and offer a more cost-effective, long-term option for mass applications such as stationary and mobile electrochemical storage.


With this concept, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the  Ulm University, the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and the University of Giessen have asserted themselves in the Excellence Strategy of the Federal Government and the Länder - as the only German Cluster of Excellence for battery research. POLiS is funded with 47 million euros over seven years.


For further information visit the POLiS homepage.