Berblinger Anniversary: Battery Exhibition „AKKU ALLE!?“
Opening Ceremony on June 8th, 2021
On June 8th, 2021 the Mayor of Ulm Gunter Czisch (CDU) and Deputy HIU Director Prof. Maximilian Fichtner opened the AKKU ALLE exhibition in front of the press. Before taking a short tour, Fichtner explained: “We see batteries are becoming increasingly important in various areas of life. From electromobility to solar storage systems in our homes. There are many facts and myths about battery applications. We think it is time to clarify some of these aspects that are around. ”
From Wednesday, the exhibition at Münsterplatz 25 in Ulm is open to the public. It is open daily (Tue-Sun) from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The last day of the exhibition is July 15, 2021.
All photos of press event (08.06.2021)
We opened our battery and fuel cell exhibition in Ulm with the mayor & @MaxFichtner. “We want to inform people about the facts of these technologies. You often find in social media discussions that knowledge from 10 years ago is brought forth there,” said Maximilian Fichtner(1/2) pic.twitter.com/xPBXeRgvu6
— POLiS_Cluster (@ClusterPolis) June 9, 2021
Official press text of battery exhibition AKKU ALLE
The corona virus has changed our lives – many dreams have burst, people’s daily routines ended abruptly. At the same time, there are also winners in this crisis: automobile companies are currently conquering an undreamt-of growth market. E-cars are more popular than ever. Manufacturers of electrical appliances cannot sue either. In times of home office, demand also grows for smartphones and laptops.
Therefore, the Ulm Battery Research Institutes raise the question somewhat provocatively: “AKKU ALLE?!” (engl.: “Low Battery?”). The battery business is booming. At the same time, battery researchers in Ulm are faced with the challenge of batteries having to deliver what they promise: a climate-friendly energy supply and electromobility for all of us. This requires sustainable battery materials, some of which have yet to be invented.
These future batteries are being researched in Ulm. For the first time, the Ulm battery research institutes (Helmholtz Institute Ulm, Cluster of Excellence POLiS, research platform CELEST, German Aerospace Center, University of Ulm, Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) is jointly organizing an exhibition on sustainable energy storage and electromobility for the public in the m25 (Münsterplatz 25).
In the “AKKU ALLE” exhibition, over 100 battery-operated exhibits from everyday life can be seen. Absolute highlights of the exhibition: In a “blackout” simulation for Ulm in 2029, a six-day power failure in the Danube-Iller region will be simulated. In addition, top-class exhibits from industry and science are on display. Also included: a large-format e-car module by Volvo, a hydrogen plane, a home storage system and over 100 individual exhibits from everyday life. The visitors will be amazed where batteries are hidden nowadays.
AKKU ALLE Battery Exhibition
Where? M25, Münsterplatz 25, 89073 Ulm
When? Daily (Tue-Sun) from 2-6 p.m.; June 9th until July 15th 2021
COVID19-Restrictions? A self test kit, a double vaccination certificate („Impfpass“) or recovery certificate is your ticket into AKKU ALLE.
Entrance Fee? No.
City of Ulm, Cultural Department
Frauenstrasse 19, 89073 Ulm
Phone: +49 (0731) 161 4710
Patrick von Rosen
Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU)
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