Researchers are looking for market niches for sulfur-aluminum battery

Researchers are looking for market niches for sulfur-aluminum battery-market

In the Research Project Amapola (for: a Marketable Polymer Based Al-S Battery), a merger of several universities and companies examines the developments achieved under the predecessor project SALBAGE for possible real applications for sulfur-aluminum batteries. The focus is on the promising research results that have been achieved in the context of saltbage in real technological innovations, as the TU Graz announces.

The researchers want to show that batteries on Al-S base can have a seat in certain market niches as new future technology. The reference to certain market niches suggests that in the context of this research project, a solution for the mass market should not be expected.

The project is based on the combination of sulfur and aluminum in a battery, which is particularly attractive because both elements are very abundant. The Al-S cell has the potential to store very high energy, and very high estimated values of the energy density of 660 Wh / L and the specific energy of 400 Wh / kg / kg at cell level are calculated, whereby the incorporation of novel solid polymer Gel Electrolyte (PEG) on the basis of novel high-conducting and inexpensive low-eutectic solvent (of the) for a cheaper, lighter, tougher and safer battery concept is used.

The Amapola project focuses on development:

  1. The further development of the materials proposed in salbage with a particular focus on (i) the production of gel electrolytes with a controlled phase of high-conducting noveles; (ii) the development of advanced cathode formulations for achieving high sulfur load and high sulfur utilization in the cathode in combination with new promising redox mediators and (iii) strategies for overcoming the oxide layer in the aluminum anode.
  2. Up-scaling and extrapolation to real use
  3. Pre-industrial and market aspects

The project started in October of last year and should be completed by the end of September 2022. The EU supports researchers with a total of two million euros in funding.

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2 thoughts on “Researchers are looking for market niches for sulfur-aluminum battery”

  1. The reference to certain market niches suggests that in the context of this research project Not with a solution for the mass market should be expected.

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    The project … should completed by the end of September 2022 being).

    That probably sees China differently and is likely to supply the mass market in the middle of the decade.

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  2. Burn money &# 128577;
    And then overhaul by China.
    The main thing German and European taxpayers are hiking in the industry and are then distributed as board bonuses and dividends and side income of the CDU, CSU, SPD and FDP.
    The people unfortunately have no benefit of it but only to wear the damage. &# 128577;

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