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14 Nov 2018

Germany well placed to develop solid state batteries, but technology likely decade away – report

S&P Global Platts

Solid state batteries could be the “holy grail” of EV development and Germany is well placed to pioneer the technology, according to an article by Ben Kilbey for S&P Global Platts. "Germany and Europe are much better positioned with respect to the necessary applied ceramic processing technologies in comparison to the production processes required for conventional EV batteries," said Helmut Ehrenberg, from the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), one of the lead scientists on Germany’s solid state battery research project. But a detailed Bank of Montreal (BMO) research note says “we are at least 10 years away from perfecting the chemistry and there are also further developmental risks to consider.”

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Find background in the dossier Electricity storage is next feat for Germany’s energy transition.

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