Beyond Lithium Ion
The Faraday Institution’s portfolio of research includes three projects that are looking beyond the fundamental limits of lithium ion technology to the development and commercialisation of new battery chemistries.
The University of Oxford is leading an effort with four other university partners and three industrial partners to break down the barriers that are preventing the progression to market of solid-state batteries, that should be lighter and safer, meaning cost savings and less reliance on cooling systems.
This project, led by the University of St Andrews, is aiming to put on the path to commercialisation a safe sodium-ion battery with high performance, low cost and a long cycle life suited to static energy storage applications and low-cost vehicles.
Because of the current level of commercialisation of solid-state, sodium-ion and lithium-sulfur batteries in the near term, improvements in cost and performance of batteries for electric vehicles requires the optimisation of lithium-ion battery technology.