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Development of Advanced Electrode and Electrolytes for LIB - 1-111

Project Member(s): Wang, G.

Funding or Partner Organisation: AutoCRC Ltd

Start year: 2013

Summary: It is globally acknowledged that wide spread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) has immense potential for social, economic and environmental benefit including reduced dependence on imported oil, increased transport efficiency, greater utilisation of the electric grid infrastructure, significantly reduced urban air and noise pollution. According to the International Energy Agency ¿World Energy Review 2009¿, EVs will occupy 60% of the global vehicle market in 2030. The global market for EV batteries alone is expected to reach US$8 billion by 2015. However, the major barriers that are impeding the widespread uptake of EV¿s must be first addressed. Challenges to be addressed in this proposal include: 1. Limited driving range due to insufficient energy density of EV batteries; 2. The inability to recharge easily due to low power density of EV batteries; 3. Lack of reliability and safety due to the use of flammable electrolytes and lithium metal; 4. High price of EV due to the high cost of batteries. These problems translate into technical challenges for battery performance that are the focus of this proposal.

Publications:

Kretschmer, K, Sun, B, Xie, X, Chen, S & Wang, G 2016, 'A free-standing LiFePO4-carbon paper hybrid cathode for flexible Lithium-ion batteries', Green Chemistry, vol. 18, no. 9, pp. 2691-2698.
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Keywords: Electrode materials, electrolyte, lithium ion battery

FOR Codes: Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified, Electrochemistry, Energy Storage (excl. Hydrogen), Renewable Energy not elsewhere classified