Energy Storage News & Developments, Part 2
Australia recently launched the Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Center, which will focus on developing the battery industry in the country. Conversely, according to researchers based in the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering, graphene can be used to remove oxygen from lithium batteries, which will reduce their probability of catching fires. Detailed information regarding developments in the energy storage industry is provided in the attached spreadsheet.
- New polymers have been developed to create strong solid electrolyte interfaces that prolong battery life.
- A few startups are researching on alternative options, such as aluminum, lithium-sulfur, and titanium-nitride batteries.
- New types of batteries known as ReLi-on are currently being developed. The batteries have the capability of maintaining charge even in temperatures as low as -20 degrees.
- The European Commission presented a strategy for greenhouse gas emission reduction by 2050 to increase energy storage.
- The Battery Energy Storage System Guidebook was released on 13 March 2019 in New York. The guidebook is aimed at assisting the energy storage industry in New York in better understanding the effective ways of managing battery energy storage projects.
To find the needed information, we looked at news sites such as Forbes and R&D. We further looked through industry platforms such as the European Association for Storage of Energy and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. We ensured that the information we found focused on lithium batteries, ion batteries, and government regulations related to energy storage.