Lithium-sulfur battery in pouch cell format. Source: Fraunhofer IWS
Sulfur is inexpensive, available around the world, and the developed cell chemistry can be used in a range of application scenarios for resource-efficient mobility. So far, lithium-sulfur batteries are not commercially available. Reasons for this include long development times and technological hurdles in the manufacture and operation of the cells.
The SulForFlight project (funding code 03XP0491) is being funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with around EUR 2.8 million as part of the Battery 2020 Transfer call. The funded project is coordinated by DLR and implemented by Project Management Jülich (PtJ).
Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technologies (IWS)
Technische Universität Braunschweig, Institute for Particle Technology (iPAT)