The growing global demand for lithium-ion batteries and the high technical demands for energy density, power density and service life are continuously leading to the development of new electrode materials. A prerequisite to enable the use of new cell components is the tailor-made adaptation of electrolytes. E-Lyte Innovations GmbH relies on years of know-how and numerous patents relating to battery electrolytes and is able to develop a suitable electrolyte within a very short time using a high-throughput screening system. Typical customers of E-Lyte Innovations GmbH are international cell manufacturers, automotive companies and component suppliers.

CUSTOMCELLS’ participation in the start-up company serves the growing market demand for application-specific lithium-ion batteries in an even more targeted manner. Basic formulations are now offered in combination with adapted electrolytes, so that new cell chemistries have already been achieved leading to outstanding performance with regard to temperature spectrum and service life.


The company was founded in May 2019 as a spin-off from the MEET Battery Research Centre of the University of Muenster as part of the “EXIST Research Transfer” program funded by the Federal Ministry of Energy and Economics, the European Social Fund for Germany and the European Union. E-Lyte develops and produces pioneering electrolytes with specific requirements. The project team, consisting of the MEET scientists Dr. Ralf Wagner, Dr. Stephan Röser, Dr. Kolja Beltrop and Sebastian Staiger, will be supported by the renowned materials scientist Prof. Prof. h.c. mult. Dr. Martin Winter. CUSTOMCELLS supports the spin-off as business angel. The project members have many years of excellent scientific and technological expertise in the fields of battery and electrolyte research, technology consulting, sales, project management, marketing and are inventors of numerous patented technologies relevant for the start-up.


E-Lyte offers the production and distribution of application-specific, tailor-made ready-to-use electrolytes and electrolyte components. The focus is on the optimization and production of electrolytes, especially according to customer requirements. In addition, the start-up company in Münster offers service measurements, comprehensive consulting services and sublicensing of IP in the field of electrolytes and energy storage, especially in the field of lithium-ion technology.




Dr. Ralf Wagner
Senior Project Manager / Sales

E-Mail:  ralf.wagner@customcells.de