The success of the turnaround in energy policy, in the course of which power generation from renewable energies in Germany is to be constantly expanded, depends on an extension of the power networks; however, new technologies are also required to store surplus energy. Thus energy storage systems insure a rapid balancing out of grid loads and make electrical energy available again at a later point in time. In addition to battery storage, chemical energy storage systems can also provide an effective solution.
Center for Energy Storage
As a competent partner for industry, municipalities and politicians, the"Center for Energy Storage" develops key technologies for chemical and thermal energy storage. The Center is a collaboration of BioCat branch of Fraunhofer IGB and the Sulzbach-Rosenberg division of Fraunhofer UMSICHT. The focus of BioCat is the development of processes for the production of liquid and solid chemical energy carriers using electrical energy.