The Battery LabFactory Braunschweig (BLB) is a research centre of the TU Braunschweig. We investigate and develop electrochemical storage devices from laboratory to pilot plant scale. With our research, we want to enable the sustainable circular production of battery cells. Hence, our research spectrum covers the entire value chain from material development, electrode and cell manufacturing to battery recycling.
The BLB holds the technical equipment to analyze large-size traction batteries as well as battery modules and packs. Our infrastructure allows us to answer fundamental and application-oriented research questions. A focus is put on flexible production strategies and process technologies to increase energy density, quality and safety of traction batteries considering electrical, electrochemical, constructive, environmental, and economic aspects. For this purpose, the engineering and science expertise of 9 institutes of the TU Braunschweig as well as Technische Universität Clausthal, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST and Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) is bundled in this joined LabFactory. Integrated and connected with the research competences of Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen (NFF), Open Hybrid LabFactory (OHLF), Aeronautics Research Centre Niedersachsen (NFL), Zentrum für Brandforschung (ZeBra) and the Intelligent Systems Technologies hub (IST.hub), the BLB offers a unique transdisciplinary research and development platform to experience and design the battery of the future.