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GEENI – Graduate Program for Energy Storage and Electromobility

(Project Length: 01.07.2012 – 30.06.2016)
The Graduate program, GEENI, funded by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture is dedicated to answering the interdisciplinary question of how mobility can be achieved without the use of fossil fuels. More specifically, the challenge being addressed at GEENI is to significantly increase the understanding of the processes in lithium batteries at various size scales through new, or enhanced, preparation, analytical, and numerical methods to deliver an adequate solution to the existing mobility problem.
Various research institutes at five different Universities the Lower Saxony along with the MEET Battery Research Center of the University of Münster study the interactions of material development, production technologies, and performance improvements on energy storage technologies for electric vehicle applications. The combination of these research areas, traditionally spread out over multiple disciplines, provides the ability to fully utilize the specific strengths of each research group and to create a multi-disciplinary collaboration network for use in future projects.
The aim of the research program is to expand the current knowledge base relating to transport processes (ion, electron, and heat flow), material mechanical stresses, and manufacturing processes in order to substantially improve battery systems for electric vehicles through the use of new materials and manufacturing technologies. The research program will focus on the structural evolution of battery systems, from the molecular- to the cell- and system- levels, as well as the methodological aspects of preparation, characterization and simulation involved.
For further information, see www.geeni.de

Team Members


Cooperative project: Project results database and communication management for the battery cell production cluster ProZell (EMKoZell) more

BaSS – BatterieSicherheitsStandardisierung more

eKoZell – Environmental and Cost Assessment, Model and Communication Management for the Competence Cluster ProZell – Accompanying Project to the ProZell Cluster (eKoZell) moremore

Cooperative project: Project results database and communication management for the battery cell production cluster ProZell (EMKoZell) more

EVOLi²S – Evaluation of the technical and economic advantages of the open-cell module for lithium-ion and lithium-sulphur batteries with regard to stationary and mobile applications more

Optimal electrode structure and density by design of mixing and calendering procedures (MiKal) more

MultiDis – Multiscale approach for the description of carbon black deagglomeration in the dispersion process for a process and performance-optimized process control more

ÖkoTroP – Ecologically gentle dry coating of battery electrodes with optimized electrode structure more

PräLi – Prelithiation of electrodes more

ProfiStruk – Process and system development for the process integrated inline structuring of Li-electrodes more

Process modeling of the calendering of energy-rich electrodes (ProKal) more

Roll-It more

LiPlanet – Li-ion cell pilot lines network moremore

LoCoTroP – Low cost dry coating of battery electrodes for energy efficient and environmentally friendly production processes more

Sim4Pro- Digitalization Platform – Simulations for battery cell production more

ZiLsicher – Zink-Air-Accumulators as safe electrochemical storage for low emission and explosion proof industrial applications more

Finished Projects
BenchBatt – Process based energy optimization and validation of Lithium-Ion and Lithium-Sulfur battery electrodes more

GEENI – Graduate Program for Energy Storage and Electromobility more

INSIDER – metal free Dual Ion energy storage technology utilizing anionic -intercalation more

Academic Initiative for e-Mobility – Education and Training in the University Network MOBIL4e more

ProLiEMo – Production Research for High-Power Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electro Mobility  mehr

Functional Materials and Material Analysis for High Power Lithium-Ion Batteries more

LithoRec – LithoRec – Recycling of Lithium Ion Batteries mehr