A novel, rechargeable lithium metal battery has been developed in the laboratory of the Helmholtz Institute Ulm in cooperation with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

A novel, rechargeable lithium metal battery has been developed in the laboratory of the Helmholtz Institute Ulm in cooperation with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The researchers explain what this new lithium metal battery can do.

It should bring an improvement in charging capacity, safety and carbon neutrality, especially in the electromobility sector.
So far, lithium-ion batteries have been installed as power units in electric vehicles.
Find out about the cell chemistry, energy density, materials and watt hours of this lithium metal battery and what this prototype from the researchers at the Helmholtz Institute Ulm can do in this article:
https://hiu-batteries.de/en/news_and_events/hiu-researchers-develop-record-breaking-lithium-metal-battery/

When transporting such lithium prototypes, please note the following:

Every lithium cell and every lithium battery must be manufactured according to the quality management program described in the transport regulations, including prototypes.
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Every lithium cell or lithium battery that is no longer a prototype or a small series of up to 100 pieced, must have been successfully passed the UN test series 38.3.
What this includes can be found here:
https://www.lithium-batterie-service.de/en/un-38.3-test-series

And the following technical requirements have to be fulfilled for large lithium ion batteries:

- Each lithium ion battery incorporates a safety venting device or is designed to preclude a violent rupture under normal safety conditions.

- Each lithium ion battery is equipped with an effective means of preventing external short circuits. 

- Each lithium ion battery containing cells or series of cells connected in parallel must be equipped with effective means as necessary to prevent dangerous reverse current flow (e.g. diodes, fuses etc.).
 
For shipping prototypes Lithium Battery Service offers you all information and transport documents for preparing the transport in our checklist article. 
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When such a new development comes onto the market, our supplier inquery helps you to obtain all the necessary information for the logistics process from the manufacturer or supplier.
Since 01.01.2020 onwards a UN 38.3 Test Summary needs to be provided by the manufacturer and any subsequent supplier on request. We have included all required details of the UN 38.3 Test Summary in our Supplier Inquiry Form.
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