BASF opens R&D lab technology centre battery in Japan

BASF opens R&D lab and technology centre for battery in Japan

9:13 AM, 27th February 2013
BASF opens R&D lab and technology centre for battery in Japan

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY/AMAGASAKI, JAPAN: BASF will open a new Research and Development Laboratory and an Application Technology Centre for Battery Materials in Amagasaki, Japan. The facilities will be fully operational by the end of 2013. The laboratory will focus on researching electrolytes and electrode materials for high-performance batteries as part of BASF’s global R&D network. The application technology centre will aim to enhance service and to develop tailor-made solutions for the battery industry in Japan.

“The new Amagasaki Battery Materials Lab will enable us to extend our successful R&D network with research institutes and the industry into Japan. Our aim is to develop innovative materials for high-performance batteries that will significantly improve battery performance for electric cars and consumer applications. By extending our local R&D infrastructure we can successfully involve the competences of our researchers from other BASF divisions,” said Dr Andreas Fischer, Vice President, Battery Research and Electrochemistry, BASF.

The first researchers will start their work at the new laboratory in April 2013. Until the end of 2013 new offices and labs located on a 600 square metre site will be utilized, with the option of growing further in the future. The total investment amount for the new Amagasaki facility is several million euros.

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