Austrian business delegation at HIU

March 30th, 2023

Business representatives of a wide variety of industries are frequent guests at the HIU. Mostly it is about scientific projects and an exchange of information about electrochemical energy storage, batteries or new concepts for energy conversion and storage. 

On March 30th, 2023, around a dozen Austrian representatives visited the HIU to find out specifically about the current status of sodium-ion batteries. Dr. Dominic Bresser, Research group leader at HIU gave a lecture on the most diverse variations of battery chemistry: The scientist emphasized: “There is not just one type of sodium-ion battery. Just as there is no single cell chemistry for lithium-ion batteries.” According to Dr. Bresser have a wide variety of characteristics: Sodium-ion batteries consist largely of materials that are described as available, particularly inexpensive, powerful and at the same time durable. Therefore, these batteries are also considered sustainable. As early as this year, Dr. Bresser with an industrial ramp-up of sodium battery production.

The delegation was brought together by the innovation officer Franz Nickl from the commercial department of the Austrian Consulate General in Munich. The group had come together through “Advantage Austria”, the business development organization of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. The delegation also visited the “E-Lab” of the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and the “Batterietechnicum” of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Both institutions are founding members of the HIU.

Further information:

Advantage Austria (Foreign trade organization of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce)

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