September 2, 2016

The Battery Safety Campus in Germany begins its work

The City of Goslar (Lower Saxony in Germany) is now the centerpiece for Battery Safety of the country.

In the age of electromobility and transition to alternative energy sources, battery systems are at the center of the development. People access the media and learn about the optimization of the operating range or the cushioning of peak energy consumption. Where does the topic of safety come in? How do batteries perform in extreme situations and how can we assure compliance with applicable safety requirements? Scientists of the Battery Safety Campus in Goslar address these challenging issues, and they have what it takes to set the standards in Germany – high-caliber facilities and brilliant minds.

At the core of the campus activities is the Battery and Sensor Technology Test Center of Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute and the Energy Research Center of the German State of Lower Saxony. The facilities span 1,800 m². Scientists in these institutions examine the performance of high-capacity energy sources in extreme situations. The Battery Safety Campus is the only institution of its kind in Germany. The campus dedication took place in 2015 in the presence of Sigmar Gabriel, the German Federal Minister of Economic Affairs.