Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Research Topic and Project Partners
Sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) with liquid electrolytes are currently intensely investigated as they are discussed as cheap alternatives for stationary as well as mobile applications. In this project, the utilization of solid-state electrolytes with a high conductivity for sodium ions as well as carbonaceus frameworks shall lead to a transformation towards safer all-solid-state sodium batteries (SSSB).
The “Natter” project is funded since February 2023 by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the project line “Batterie 2020 Transfer”. The overall target is the investigation and evaluation of SSSB which will be composed of carbon/solid-electrolyte composites, sulfidic separators and cobalt-free cathode materials.
The project will be coordinated by Prof. Jürgen Janek (JLU Gießen) and is mainly focussed on the optimisation of novel anodes based on carbonaceous framework structures – but is also considering the other cell components. In addition to the team of JLU Gießen, also researchers from Münster (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), Berlin (Humboldt‑Universität zu Berlin and Helmholtz‑Zentrum Berlin), Jena (Oschatz group) as well as an industrial representative (Heraeus Kohlenstoff Technology) are part of the consortium. Next to academic members, further industrial partners such as BASF SE, EL-Cell GmbH, Orion Engineered Carbons, rhd instruments GmbH, and Blackstone Technology GmbH belong to the overall council. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding the project with ca. 2 Mio €.
02/2023 – 01/2026
ca. 347 000 EURO (Funding of the Oschatz group)