"Lithium Ion Batteries and Beyond"
Dr. Ali Abouimrane
Argonne National Laboratory
295 FASB, 115 South 1460 East
U of U, SLC
Free admission. The public is welcome.
Spurred by air pollution and climate change policies much effort and many resources have been devoted to the development of renewable energy like solar and wind. This kind of energy needs the development of an energy storage that is able to solve their intermittence problem and helps them to become reliable and cost competent with conventional electricity sources. Among many energy storage technologies, lithium-ion batteries have been used to power electronics, PHEVs and EVs. It is a mature technology but due to limitations of chemistry, there is a huge need to develop an alternative system. Li/SexSy, Na/SexSy, Li/O2 and Na-ion batteries are very attractive systems because of their energy density or price. This presentation will review our recent studies on these systems and the challenges facing theses batteries in order to enable them for energy storage application such as smart grid.
About the Speaker
Dr. Abouimrane has over 13 years' experience in lithium batteries, advanced materials and electrochemical energy devices for the development of renewable energy technologies such as: PHEV, EV (batteries for more efficient cars) and smart grid (energy storage for solar and wind applications able to beat their intermittence problem; energy storage for backup power in industrial plants). His research areas include also materials and nanotechnology. He has published over 45 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and he is the co-inventor of 15 patent or patent applications.