Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC is one of the most important centers for material-based research and development in Germany. According to the motto „materials meet …“ around 400 employees work on innovative materials and technologies for sustainable products. Research focuses on energy, biomedicine, climate and environment, digitalization and adaptive systems. The links to the European lithium institute eLi result, among other things, from the battery development activities. Fraunhofer ISC with its R&D Center Electromobility is currently involved in more than a dozen national and EU-wide research projects relating to battery development and is also a member of the core team of the EU’s Battery 2030+ initiative.


  • Development of lithium-ion battery materials and cells for gen. 3 and 4
  • Development of innovative battery recycling processes and resource strategies
  • European networks: KLIB, EMIRI, Fraunhofer Battery Alliance, European Battery Alliance
  • Battery testing including post-mortem analysis and comprehensive materials characterization
  • Process development  for solid-state battery cells and upscaling of materials production to kg scale

Role in eLi

  • Coordination of the platform “Business Models and Applications”
  • Executive Management of eLi


Dr. Michael Popall, Dr. Andreas Bittner, Dr. Henning Lorrmann