Nowadays everyone is talking about electromobility. More and more people are following the exciting questions about the future of batteries and fuel cells. Will cars, trucks, planes, trains and ships soon run entirely on electricity?
Nowadays, innovative batteries have to meet many different sustainability criteria. They not only have to be made of environmentally friendly, non-toxic materials that are mined in a way that conserves resources, they also have to be sustainably produced and easily recyclable.
Energy transition: For some years now, more and more electricity has been generated in Germany using renewable energies. But how can green energy be provided even when the sun isn't shining and the wind isn't blowing? We are in need of stationary storage systems in order to buffer store electricity.
The use of robots and artificial intelligence will accelerate battery research in the future: Inside the laboratory, robots are able to test several hundred battery recipes a day and thus discover new materials and research them intelligently on their own.
Success in electromobility would be inconceivable without modern batteries. But unfortunately, batteries can also involve risks. Not only must the risk of a thermal runaway, a resulting fire and/or an explosion be avoided, but also possible new hazardous substances in the event of accidents.
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