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Important notice

Dear all,

I must address you as a scientist, university lecturer and citizen.

The current situation is very, very serious!

It is up to all of us to make a difference here - without using "Chinese methods".

I ask you to really keep your distance, to practice maximum hygiene, to minimize contacts, to NOT have any corona parties! And also to take and convince all fellow citizens - without maximum control.

Italy had more than 470 dead and 4,200 newly infected persons yesterday, in Germany today there were more than 2,700 newly infected persons. Unfortunately, the number of deaths will now also increase here - and not only among our older fellow citizens.

The exponential increase in the spread must be slowed down as quickly as possible! Every day that we are not consistent enough now will later cost us over a week to contain the infection rates (i.e. still closed daycare centres/schools, shops, possibly quarantine).

Please help EVERYONE to cope with this crisis together in the best possible way.

Sincerely yours,

Ulrich Schubert

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.

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

News

25 Mar 2020
Increase of test capacities for suspected corona cases
Researchers at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena and the University Hospital Jena find an alternative to scarce buffer ...
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Pufferlösungen für PCR-Tests
7 Feb 2020
Kick-Off-Meeting ETN POLYSTORAGE...
...on 3 February 2020 in Jena.
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Kick-Off Meeting POLYSTORAGE
23 Jan 2020
Standardized test conditions for faster development of third generation solar cells
Article co-authored​ by Prof. Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert and PD Dr. Harald Hoppe published in the renowned scientific journal ...
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Solarzellen unter UV-Licht
16 Jan 2020
News about lithium sulphur batteries
Prof. Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert in demand as an expert
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16 Dec 2019
Experts from all over Germany in the field of polymer-based batteries in Jena
Review Meeting of the new DFG Priority Programme (SPP) 2248
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Podium im Hörsaal
21 Nov 2019
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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