Within the European research project E-MAGIC, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Helmoltz Institute Ulm (HIU) are developing a magnesium-based storage technology. By using magnesium instead of lithium as the anode material, the researchers are aiming a higher final storage capacity, safer use and independence from lithium as a raw material.
“A broad availability of magnesium batteries could decisively advance the electrification of mobility and the expansion of decentralized home storage.”, said Professor Maximilian Fichtner, Deputy Director of the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU).
A major advantage of magnesium is its immunity to deposits. The previous problem of the formation of dendrites, that attack the inner structure and in exceptional cases can even cause short circuits, is thus a thing of the past.
E-MAGIC is coordinated by the Spanish Fundación Cidetec.
Source (German): Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | www.kit.edu
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