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Welcome at the CEEC Jena - Center for Energy and Environmental Chemistry Jena

Climate change is moving much faster than we are. Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide are higher than they have been for 800,000 years. Alarmingly, this year saw the first increase in CO2 emissions in three years. The past five years have been the hottest period on record. We are in a war for the very existence of life on our planet as we know it, but we have an important ally science and technology.

António Guterres
Secretary-General of the United Nations

Remarks at One Planet summit, December 12, 2017

On 11 December, 2019 the new EU Commission Presi-dent Ursula von der Leyen presented the European Green New Deal according to which Europe is to become cli-mate neutral by 2050.

A key consideration of the transi-tion towards renewable energy is the fluctuation in pow-er generation which comes with an inconstant energy source (i.e., sun and wind). These fluctuations have to be balanced by energy storage systems. In the long term, next generation energy storage materials are needed to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex energy supply.

To address this we are developing electrochemical ener-gy storage systems based on environmentally friendly raw materials sourced from within Germany and Europe.

Our Research

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Research projects

Europakarte
POLYSTORAGE
European Training Network (ETN)
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Polymer-based Batteries
DFG Priority Programme (SPP 2248)
Emission of rylene dyes used as light harvesting units by CataLight to activate efficient photocatalysis for water splitting.
CataLight
Sonderforschungsbereich Transregio (SFB/TRR 234)

News

22 Jan 2021
Redox flow batteries at a glance
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reports on the current state of research
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Redox-Flow-Batterie
7 Jan 2021 · Light
Refined process enables high-strength thin glass
Materials scientist Lothar Wondraczek receives renewed support from the European Research Council
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Glaschemiker wollen ein Verfahren zur thermischen Härtung von sehr dünnem Glas weiterentwickeln.
18 Nov 2020
Kick-Off Meeting for the DFG Priority Programme "Polymer-based Batteries" (SPP 2248)
Online meeting of all project members on 17 November, 2020
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16 Nov 2020 · Light
Novel glass materials made from organic and inorganic components
Research team from Jena and Cambridge develops glass materials with novel combinations of properties
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Dr. Courtney Calahoo präsentiert organisches (l.) und anorganisches Glas (r.).
12 Nov 2020
How does plastic store green electricity?
The science programme "P.M. Wissen" reports on our redox flow technology
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Redox-Flow-Batterie
19 Oct 2020
Interview on the 100th anniversary of the discovery of polymers
Prof. Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert and Dr. Anja Träger answer the question "100 years of plastics - A reason to celebrate?"
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