Developing high temperature batteries for grid storage
Our company is developing a high temperature, rechargeable Li-ion battery technology that can be operated from room temperature up to 120 °C.
Battery energy storage systems (BESS) and their integration into the electricity grid have become increasingly important, especially in the field of renewable energy. Energy storage technologies absorb energy and store it for a period of time before releasing it to supply energy or power services. Through this process, storage technologies can bridge temporal and (when coupled with other energy infrastructure components) geographical gaps between energy supply and demand. Energy storage technologies can be implemented on large and small scales in distributed and centralised manners throughout the energy system.
Waste heat represents a significant opportunity for improving the efficiency of global energy systems as Lithium-ion batteries need cooling which is usually accomplished by split air conditioning within the battery rooms.
Our company is developing a high temperature, rechargeable Li-ion battery technology that can be operated from room temperature up to 120 °C (250 °F). With a battery technology that performs as well as other Li-ion technologies at temperatures this high can provide utilities and other integrators with a more cost effective and efficient energy storage option, allowing for the installation of more storage capacity across grid systems that need it the most.