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Lithium-Air Batteries: Technology Trends and Commercialization Prospects Product Image

Lithium-Air Batteries: Technology Trends and Commercialization Prospects

  • Published: January 2013
  • 142 Pages
  • SNE Research


  • AIST
  • Hanyang University
  • Kyushu University
  • Newcastle University
  • Seoul National University
  • University of St. Andrews
  • MORE

Electric vehicles are facing numerous technological challenges to replace gasoline internal combustion engine-powered cars. One of the biggest problems is low energy density of currently available li-ion batteries, which allows a short driving range of 150 km/charge. To boost full-scale development of the EV market, replacing current internal combustion engine cars, it is necessary to develop EVs with a similar single charge range of more than 500km with internal combustion engine cars.

According to NEDO (Japan), the energy density limit of li-ion secondary batteries is expected to be up to 250 Wh/kg. To develop EVs with the 500km range, which is considered as a prerequisite for growth of the EV market, it is required to develop a new type of battery that has energy density of 700 Wh/kg or more. Among several candidate technologies, metal-air batteries such as lithium-air and zinc-air batteries are considered as the most promising.

The biggest advantage of metal-air batteries is very high theoretical energy density in spite of using oxygen as Natures inexhaustible source as well as eco-friendly characteristics. Comparing various metal-air batteries based on electric READ MORE >

" Contents

1. Next-generation secondary batteries ??technology development status
1.1. Overview of next generation battery technologies
1.2. Development trend of next generation battery technologies
1.2.1. Lithium-sulfur batteries
1.2.2. Metal-air bateries
1.2.3. All-solid-state batteries
1.2.4. Mg-ion batteries
1.2.5. Na-ion batteries
1.3. Next-generation high energy density battery development roadmap by country
1.3.1. USA
1.3.2. Japan
1.3.3. Europe
1.3.4. Korea

2. Introduction of lithium-air batteries
2.1. Basic principle of lithium-air batteries
2.2. Technical features of lithium-air batteries
2.3. Key elemental technologies of lithium-air batteries

3. Elemental technologies of lithium-air batteries
3.1. Electrode
3.1.1. Anode
3.1.2. Cathode
3.2. Electrolyte
3.2.1 Non-aqueous electrolyte
3.2.2 Aqueous/non-aqueous mixed electrolyte
3.2.3 Inorganic solid electrolyte
3.2.4 Polymer electorlyte
3.3 Separator and current collector
3.3.1 Separator
3.3.2 Current collector

4. Metal-air battery patent trend
4.1. Metal-air battery technology patent analysis
4.1.1 Patent trend by year
4.1.2 Trend in resident/non-resisdent applications in major countries
4.1.3 Level of Technology Leaderaship by country of patent owner
4.1.4 Technology share by phases of patent
4.2. Lithium-air battery technology patent trend
4.2.1 Percentage of each technology
4.2.2 Technology focus area of major applicant
4.2.3 Technology focus area of major countries
4.2.4 Technological potential of technology type
4.3. Patetn trend of major applicants
4.3.1 Overall parent trend of major applicatns
4.3.2 Major applicatns by sector
4.3.3 Major applicants by technology type
4.3.4 Trend in lithium-air battery patents of maor applicants

5. Technology development and business trend of major research institutes and companies
5.1. USA
5.1.1. IBM
5.1.2. Polyplus Battery Company
5.1.3. US Army Research Lab.
5.1.4. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
5.1.5. Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
5.1.6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
5.1.7. University of Dayton Research Institute
5.1.8. University of Texas at Austin
5.2. Europe
5.2.1. University of St. Andrews
5.2.2. University of Rome La Sapienza
5.2.3. Newcastle University
5.3. Japan
5.3.1. AIST
5.3.2. Toyota
5.3.3. Mie University
5.3.4. Kyushu University
5.4. Korea
5.4.1. Samsung Elecronics (Samsung Advanced Institute Technology)
5.4.2. Korea Institute of Energy Research
5.4.3. Seoul National University
5.4.4. Hanyang University
5.5. Others
5.5.1. University of Waterloo
5.5.2. Fudan University

6. Forecast of lithium air battery applications and commercialization
6.1. Applications of lithium air batteries
6.2. Forecast of commercialization of lithium air batteries

7. Index
7.1. Figure
8.2. Tables

- Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
- Fudan University
- Hanyang University
- Korea Institute of Energy Research
- Kyushu University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- Mie University
- Newcastle University
- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
- Polyplus Battery Company
- Samsung Elecronics (Samsung Advanced Institute Technology)
- Seoul National University
- Toyota
- US Army Research Lab.
- University of Dayton Research Institute
- University of Rome La Sapienza
- University of St. Andrews
- University of Texas at Austin
- University of Waterloo

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