Advanced battery technologies

Novel concepts for batteries are explored using alternative electrode materials and electrolytes.
Post-Li-ion electrochemistries
We actively explore novel concepts for batteries. In particular, as a major boundary condition we choose to work on a battery that consists exclusively of top-15 most abundant elements, such as rock-forming Al, Si, Fe, O, C, S, Na, Mg, etc. The major goal is to enable large-scale stationary storage of electricity. Hence the major consideration is low-cost
 
Solid-state electrolytes
Solid-state electrolytes had recently reached the performance of liquid electrolytes. This opens exciting opportunities for exploring novel electrode materials, which are otherwise incompatible with organic liquid electrolytes.
For example, strongly oxidizing agents, such as LiMnO4, may become viable cathode materials.