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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

A Herculean task these are the words Angela Merkel used for the German energy transition in her government statement on the nuclear phase-out and the increased feed-in of renewable energies for power generation in 2011. Concrete targets were set in the Renewable Energy Sources Act(German: Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz (EEG)) of July 23, 2014. The share of energy generated from renewable sources in the overall electricity consumption is to be increased to at least 80% by 2050. For comparison: In 2015, the share of renewable energies was around 32%.

A key challenge of the transition towards renewable energies is the alternating power generation that comes with fluctuating energy sources (i.e., sun and wind). These fluctuations have to be balanced by energy storage systems. In the long term, next generation storage technologies are needed to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex energy supply.

To address this issue, we develop electrochemical energy storage systems without the use of undesirable raw materials, aggressive acids, rare earths, vanadium, cobalt, lead or other heavy metals. Instead, environmentally friendly alternatives from ceramics, plastics (polymers), glasses or carbons, which are available in Germany and Europe, are used.

Our Research

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Projects

Europakarte
POLYSTORAGE
European Training Network (ETN)
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Polymer-based Batteries
DFG Priority Programme (SPP 2248)

News

2019-11-27
Long Night of the Sciences 2019
More than 2,000 visitors to the Center for Applied Research (ZAF) and the Center for Energy and Environmental Chemistry Jena ...
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2019-11-21
New publication in the scientific book series “Topics in Current Chemistry Collections”…
… about the application of stable radicals in organic batteries.
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2019-11-20
Prof. Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert is one of the Highly Cited Researchers 2019
In 2019, less than 0.1% of researchers worldwide received this exclusive award.
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Porträt Prof. Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert
2019-10-22
Planning of the new building of the CEEC II
First works in progress since September 2019
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Modell des CEEC II
2019-10-09
Nobel Prize for Prof. Dr. John B. Goodenough
The honorary doctor of FSU Jena and highly esteemed guest of CEEC Jena will be awarded the most important science prize in the ...
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Prof. Goodenough and Prof. Schubert in the lab of the CEEC Jena
2019-10-09 · Light
Jena Honorary Doctor awarded Nobel Prize
University of Jena congratulates its Honorary Doctor John Bannister Goodenough for 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
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In 2018, John B. Goodenough (m.) was awarded an honorary doctorate.
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