With global energy demands ever-increasing, allied to efforts to reduce the use of fossil fuel and eliminate air pollutions, it is now essential to provide efficient, cost-effective, and environmental friendly energy storage devices. The growing market for smart grit networks, electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) is also driving the market for improving the energy density of rechargeable batteries.
Rechargeable battery technologies (such as Li-ion, Li-S, Na-ion, Li-O2 batteries) and supercapacitors are among the most promising power storage and supply systems in terms of their widespread applicability, and tremendous potential owing to their high energy and power densities. LIBs are currently the dominant mobile power sources for portable electronic devices used in cell phones and laptops.
Although great advances have been made, each type of battery still suffers from problems that seriously hinder the practical applications for example in commercial EVs and PHEVs. The performance of these devices is inherently tied to the properties of materials used to build them. Nanotechnology and nanomaterials will play an important role in all aspects of the energy sector:
Lithium-ion batteries have shown great promise in portable electronics and electric vehicles due to their long lifespan and high safety. However, hurdles relating to the sluggish dynamics and poor cycling stability restrict the practical application. Nanostructured materials, due to their significantly decreased particles size, are thought to effectively address these issues.
Advantages of nanomaterials include:
- Nanoscale shortens lithium-ion diffusion length.
- New reactions at nanoscale are not possible with bulk materials.
- Nanoscale combining with electronic conductive coating improves electronic transport.
- Decreased mechanical stresses due to volume change lead to increased cyclability and lifetime.
- Nanoscale enhances the electrode capability of Li storage.
- Ordered mesoporous structure favours both Li storage and fast electrode kinetic.
- Nano-structure enhances cycle stability.
Nanomaterials are also finding application in Lithium–sulfur (Li–S) batteries, sodium-ion batteries, lithium-air batteries, magnesium batteries and paper, flexible and stretchable batteries. Nanomaterials, especially carbon nanomaterials and silicon nanowires, have been widely investigated as effective electrodes in supercapacitors due to their high specific surface area, excellent electrical and mechanical properties.
Applications of nanomaterials in batteries and supercapacitors include:
- Electrodes in batteries and capacitors.
- Anodes, cathodes and electrolytes in Li-ion (LIB) batteries.
- Inks printable batteries and supercapacitors.
- LIB cathodes.
- Anode coatings to prevent corrosion.
- Nanofiber-based polymeric battery separators.
- Biodegradable green batteries.
Nanomaterials covered in this report include:
- Multi-walled nanotubes (MWCNT)
- Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs)
- Graphene quantum dots.
- Carbon Nanofibers.
- Si Nanowires.
- Quantum dots.
Report contents include:
- Battery and supercapacitor market megatrends and market drivers.
- Types of nanomaterials utilized in batteries and supercapacitors.
- Global market for in tons and revenues, historical and forecast to 2030, by nanomaterials types
- Markets for nanomaterials in batteries and supercapacitors including electric vehicles, UAVs, medical wearables, consumer wearables and electronics.
- Over 140 in-depth company profiles. Companies profiled include Amprius, Inc., BAK Power Battery, BeDimensional, Bodi Energy, Dongxu Optoelectronic Technology Co., Ltd., Graphenenano, HE3DA sro, Nexeon, Sila Nanotechnologies and many more.
1 Executive Summary
1.1 Market drivers
1.2 Main global battery and supercapacitor players
1.3 Flexible and stretchable batteries
1.4 Flexible and stretchable supercapacitors
1.5 Global market for in tons, historical and forecast to 2030
184.108.40.206 Demand in tons
1.6 Battery market megatrends
1.6.1 Electrification of transport
1.6.2 Reducing dependence on lithium and other materials (e.g: cobalt)
1.6.3 New advanced battery materials
1.6.4 Development of next-generation flexible electronics
1.6.5 Reduced battery costs
1.6.6 Increasing demand for green energy
2 Nanomaterials in Batteries
2.1 Nanomaterials in Li-ion batteries
2.1.1 Fiber-shaped Lithium-Ion batteries
2.2 Nanomaterials in Lithium–sulfur (Li–S) batteries
2.3 Nanomaterials in Sodium-ion batteries
2.4 Nanomaterials in Lithium-air batteries
2.5 Nanomaterials in Magnesium batteries
2.6.1 Market overview
2.6.3 Global market in tons, historical and forecast to 2030
2.6.4 Product developers
2.7 Carbon nanotubes
2.7.1 Market overview
220.127.116.11 Carbon nano-onions (CNOs) or onion-like carbon (OLC),
2.7.2 Global market in tons, historical and forecast to 2030
2.7.3 Product developers
2.9 Quantum dots
2.10 Graphene Quantum Dots
2.11 Silicon nanowires
2.12 Carbon nanofibers (CNFs)
3 Nanomaterials in Supercapacitors
3.1 Market drivers and trends
3.2.1 Market overview
3.2.3 Global market in tons, historical and forecast to 2030
3.2.4 Product developers
3.3 Carbon nanotubes
3.3.1 Market overview
3.3.3 Global market in tons, historical and forecast to 2030
3.3.4 Product developers
3.4.1 Market overview
3.4.3 Global market in tons, historical and forecast to 2030
4 Company Profiles
List of Tables
Table 1: Applications of nanomaterials in batteries
Table 2: Market drivers for use of nanomaterials in batteries
Table 3: Main global battery and supercapacitor players
Table 4: Applications of nanomaterials in flexible and stretchable batteries, by materials type and benefits thereof
Table 5: Applications in flexible and stretchable supercapacitors, by nanomaterials type and benefits thereof
Table 6: Global demand for nanomaterials in batteries (tons), 2018-2030
Table 7: Global demand for nanomaterials in supercapacitors (tons), 2018-2030
Table 8: Applications in LIB, by nanomaterials type and benefits thereof
Table 9: Applications in sodium-ion batteries, by nanomaterials type and benefits thereof
Table 10: Applications in lithium-air batteries, by nanomaterials type and benefits thereof
Table 11: Applications in magnesium batteries, by nanomaterials type and benefits thereof
Table 12: Market overview for graphene in batteries
Table 13: Market age, applications, Key benefits and motivation for use, Graphene concentration
Table 14: Market prospects for graphene in batteries-addressable market size, competitive landscape, commercial prospects and technology drawbacks:
Table 15: Estimated demand for graphene in batteries (tons), 2018-2030
Table 16: Product developers in graphene batteries
Table 17: Properties of carbon nanotubes
Table 18: Market and applications for MWCNTs in batteries
Table 19: Market and applications for SWCNTs in batteries
Table 20: Market prospects for carbon nanotubes in batteries-addressable market size, competitive landscape, commercial prospects and technology drawbacks
Table 21: Estimated demand for carbon nanotubes in batteries (tons), 2018-2030
Table 22: Product developers in carbon nanotubes for batteries
Table 23: Quantum dots product and application developers in batteries
Table 24: Comparison of graphene QDs and semiconductor QDs
Table 25: Silicon nanowire battery producers:
Table 25: Market overview for graphene in supercapacitors
Table 26: Comparative properties of graphene supercapacitors and lithium-ion batteries
Table 27: Market age, applications, Key benefits and motivation for use, Graphene concentration
Table 28: Market prospects for graphene in supercapacitors--addressable market size, competitive landscape, commercial prospects and technology drawbacks
Table 29: Demand for graphene in supercapacitors (tons), 2018-2030
Table 30: Product developers in graphene supercapacitors
Table 31: Market overview for carbon nanotubes in supercapacitors
Table 32: Market and applications for carbon nanotubes in supercapacitors
Table 33: Market assessment for carbon nanotubes in supercapacitors
Table 34: Demand for carbon nanotubes in supercapacitors (tons), 2018-2030:
Table 35: Product developers in carbon nanotubes for supercapacitors
Table 36: Market overview for nanodiamonds in supercapacitors
Table 37: Nanodiamonds in supercapacitors: Market age, applications, Key benefits and motivation for use, concentration
Table 38: Market assessment for nanodiamonds in supercapacitors
Table 39: Global market in tons for nanodiamonds in supercapacitors, historical and forecast to 2030
Table 40: Adamas Nanotechnologies, Inc: nanodiamond product list
Table 41: Carbodeon Ltd: Oy nanodiamond product list
Table 42: Chasm SWCNT products
Table 43: Ray-Techniques Ltd: nanodiamonds product list
Table 44: Comparison of ND produced by detonation and laser synthesis
List of Figures
Figure 1: Energy densities and specific energy of rechargeable batteries
Figure 2: Stretchable graphene supercapacitor
Figure 3: Global demand for nanomaterials in batteries (tons), 2018-2030
Figure 4: Global demand for nanomaterials in batteries (estimated revenues)-graphene, nanotubes, silicon nanowires, 2018-2030, millions USD
Figure 4: Global demand for nanomaterials in supercapacitors (tons), 2018-2030
Figure 5: Annual cobalt demand for electric vehicle batteries to 2030
Figure 6: Annual lithium demand for electric vehicle batteries to 2030:
Figure 7: Costs of batteries to 2030
Figure 8: Theoretical energy densities of different rechargeable batteries
Figure 9: Applications of graphene in batteries
Figure 10: Demand for graphene in batteries (tons), 2018-2030
Figure 11: Apollo Traveler graphene-enhanced USB-C / A fast charging power bank
Figure 12: 6000mAh Portable graphene batteries
Figure 13: Real Graphene Powerbank
Figure 14: Graphene Functional Films - UniTran EH/FH
Figure 15: Schematic of single-walled carbon nanotube
Figure 16: TEM image of carbon onion
Figure 17: Schematic of Boron Nitride nanotubes (BNNTs): Alternating B and N atoms are shown in blue and red
Figure 18: Demand for carbon nanomaterials in batteries (tons), 2018-2030
Figure 19: Nano Lithium X Battery
Figure 20: Fullerene schematic
Figure 21: StoreDot battery charger
Figure 22: Green-fluorescing graphene quantum dots
Figure 23: Schematic of (a) CQDs and (c) GQDs: HRTEM images of (b) C-dots and (d) GQDs showing combination of zigzag and armchair edges (positions marked as 1–4)
Figure 24: Marker drivers and trends for nanomaterials in supercapacitors
Figure 25: Applications of graphene in supercapacitors
Figure 26: Demand for graphene in supercapacitors (tons), 2018-2030:
Figure 27: Skeleton Technologies supercapacitor
Figure 28: Zapgo supercapacitor phone charger
Figure 29: Demand for carbon nanotubes in supercapacitors (tons), 2018-2030
Figure 30: Nawa's ultracapacitors
Figure 31: Global market in tons for nanodiamonds in supercapacitors, historical and forecast to 2030
Figure 32: Graphene flake products
Figure 38: Amprius battery products
Figure 33: Asahi Kasei CNF fabric sheet
Figure 34: Properties of Asahi Kasei cellulose nanofiber nonwoven fabric
Figure 35: CNF nonwoven fabric
Figure 36: Schematic of a fluidized bed reactor which is able to scale up the generation of SWNTs using the CoMoCAT process
Figure 37: DKS Co: Ltd: CNF production process
Figure 38: Rheocrysta spray
Figure 39: DKS CNF products
Figure 40: Graphene battery schematic
Figure 41: Fuji carbon nanotube products
Figure 42: Cup Stacked Type Carbon Nano Tubes schematic
Figure 43: CSCNT composite dispersion
Figure 44: MEIJO eDIPS product
Figure 45: Cellulomix production process
Figure 46: Nanobase versus conventional products
Figure 47: Hybrid battery powered electrical motorbike concept
Figure 48: Schematic illustration of three-chamber system for SWCNH production
Figure 49: TEM images of carbon nanobrush
Figure 50: Talcoat graphene mixed with paint:
Figure 51: US Forest Service Products Laboratory CNF production process