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11.06.2019

Some insights into research:

Zinc-air accumulator technology successfully demonstrated

They worked together on the zinc-air storage (from left): Ludwig Horsthemke, Andre Löchte, Prof. Dr. Peter Glösekötter (all Münster University of Applied Sciences), Markus Kunkel (3e), Uwe Jaschke, Nicol Otterbach and Anno Jordan (all EMG Automation). (Photo: FH Münster/Press Office)

EMG has always used cooperation with universities, research institutions and innovative partners to try out new technologies and approaches and to explore emerging market opportunities. What is important here is not so much the field of application as the opportunity to contribute one's own core competencies to research and development projects. A good example of this is the research project carried out in the last three years within the framework of ERDF funding by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the EU to develop a new accumulator technology that completely works without environmentally harmful raw materials and at the same time realises a high energy density. In this project of the so called “Lead Market Competition Energy”, the three partners under the leadership of the Münster University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with the technology provider energy environment economics 3e and EMG Automation were able to successfully demonstrate the operation of a demonstrator with an accumulator stack consisting of 12 zinc-air cells.

As an automation specialist, EMG developed the battery management system, which ensures that the accumulator stacks or cells can be operated safely and long-term during load changes and in the charging and discharging cycles. The project could also be used to introduce young engineers at EMG to new bus technologies and programming techniques. The Münster-Steinfurt University of Applied Sciences and the 3e company are planning a follow-up project for the storage of renewable energy on a larger scale in cooperation with the local municipal power utilities. EMG will continue to support this project, so that EMG's automation solutions can also be used here for the concrete application. 

More about the project contents in the press release of the FH Münster....

Are you interested in research and development cooperations with EMG, within the framework of funded projects or also outside, perhaps in completely unexpected fields?  
Then simply contact us. Basically we are interested in the fields of automation and guiding technology, sensor technology (optical, inductive, high frequency,...), electromechanical solutions, data mining and data analysis and much more. You are also welcome to contact Dr. Matthias Irle, Head of the Technology Division, personally at any time (matthias.irle@emg-automation.com). We look forward to every innovative impulse!

More about EMG technologies and areas of interest at: https://www.emg-automation.com/automation/ and in our Youtube channel.