This innovative zirconate-based cathode material has the potential to have significantly higher charge capacity than cobalt based cathodes. The nanoparticle form of the zirconate compound increases the ability for the battery to charge and discharge repeatedly without reducing the charge capacity.
Primary Application Area: Materials, Chemical
Technology Development Status: Prototype
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Value Proposition: Better Battery Performance and Reliability
The versatility and efficiency of reusable lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) makes them the gold standard for use in personal electronics. However, with the emergence of hybrid and electric vehicles, there is rapidly rising demand for lithium batteries that showcase reliability and charge capacity. Zirconate-based LIBs have been shown to be more efficient (in terms of charge per mass) than cobalt-oxide-based LIBs. Zirconate is also more economically available than cobalt, leading to an overall improved battery in terms of performance, cost and reliability.
BENEFITS AND FEATURES OF LITHIUM ZIRCONATE CATHODES FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES:
- Significantly higher theoretical charge capacity per mass of standard cobalt cathodes
- Lower cost cathode material
- High-performance lithium-ion batteries offer a solution to alternative energy “energy intermittency” reliability issue
The global market was $11.70 billion in 2012 and was expected to reach $33.11 billion in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 14.4% from 2013 to 2019. (Research and Markets February 2014)
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 523
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