High Performace Battery Holding AG, based in Teufen/Switzerland, takes care of the group development as well as the financing of the business activities of the group. High Performance Battery Technology GmbH, based in Bonn/Germany, specialises in the research and development of high-tech batteries. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the AG.
The brains behind the research is Prof. Dr Günther Hambitzer. Our HPB solid-state battery is the result of 30 years of basic research by him and his scientific staff in various public and private research contexts. Prof. Dr Hambitzer has been responsible for technology development at our company since 2015. In 2010, he succeeded for the first time in producing battery cells that overcame the coupling of the increase in internal resistance to the decrease in capacity. Even then, the constant internal resistance of the battery cells in question led to a significantly longer service life with well over 30,000 full charge and discharge cycles.
1986: Head of a research group for the evaluation of battery technologies, where Prof. Dr Hambitzer developed the basic idea for preventing battery ageing.
1998: Spin-off from the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology in Pfinztal near Karlsruhe to transfer the new battery technology to production.
2009: Production of cells with which it was possible for the first time to break the link between the increase in internal resistance and the decrease in capacity.
2011: Prof. Dr Hambitzer leaves fortu AG, as investors wanted to launch the product, which was not yet finished at the time, on the market.
2013: Resumption of research activities by Prof. Dr. Hambitzer and further development of the precursor liquid-based technology into a solid state battery.
2018: Application for the patent on the solid state electrolyte as the basis of our solid state battery and founding of High Performance Battery Holding AG, which takes care of the development and financing of the group.
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