BATTERY DEVELOPMENT AUTOMATION: THE MEET BATTERY RESEARCH CENTER OF MÜNSTER UNIVERSITY HAS SELECTED CHEMSPEED TECHNOLOGIES TO ACCELERATE AND ENHANCE PRECISE ELECTROLYTE FORMULATION
“After broadly evaluating the automated formulation market for its battery materials research, the University of Münster has decided to implement Chemspeed’s versatile electrolyte formulation technology (SWING SP).
High-throughput methodologies represent an effective approach to accelerate battery development. With an almost unlimited range of raw material and process variables to evaluate, very short time-to market milestones and incumbent technologies in the view, scientists in battery research manage to stay ahead of the curve thanks to Chemspeed’s innovative solutions.
At the MEET Battery Research Center of the University of Münster, SWING SP has proven to be the ideal tool in the preparation of electrolytes as it allows the researchers to produce up to 96 formulations in less than 8 hours. The automated process involves the dispensing of solids and liquids into vials, closing the vials and conditioning them by mixing and heating. The resulting formulations are then characterized by technicians and data used to classify each electrolyte and define further development path – an approach scientists in Münster have developed. This system is also being used by the E-Lyte Innovations GmbH (E-Lyte), a newly founded spin-off company from MEET. E-Lyte specializes in optimizing and newly developing electrolyte solutions for the specific requirements of energy storage systems. By using the SWING SP, E-Lyte is able to process customer orders significantly more time-efficient, which ensures them a clear competitive advantage.
About MEET Battery Research Center: MEET (Münster Electrochemical Energy Technology) is the battery research center at Münster University. It comprises an international team of 140 scientists working on the research and development of innovative electrochemical energy storage devices with high energy density, longer durability and maximum safety. The aim is to improve batteries for use in electric cars and stationary energy storage systems. MEET brings together basic scientific research and industrial applications at one location. To this purpose, it works together closely with both other scientific institutions and partners from industry. The laboratory facilities include the modules functional material synthesis, electrode and cell production, cell testing and electrical measurement technology.
About Chemspeed: Chemspeed Technologies is the worldwide leader in lab automation for research, development and control activities. The company offers solutions for sample preparation, synthesis, process research, formulation, application and testing. For more information about SWING SP and other automation solutions, please contact Mr. Matteo Prezzi at [email protected]