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Charging ahead: how Australia is innovating in battery technology

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Lithium-ion remains the most widespread battery technology in use today, thanks to the fact that products that use it are both portable and rechargeable. It powers everything from your smartphone to the “world’s biggest battery” in South Australia. Demand for batteries is expected to accelerate in coming decades with the increase in deployment of electric vehicles and the need to store energy generated from renewable sources, such as solar photovoltaic panels. But rising concerns about mining practices and shortages in raw materials for lithium-ion batteries – as well as safety issues – have led to a search for alternative technologies.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Knott, J. (2018). Charging ahead: how Australia is innovating in battery technology. The Conversation, 16 February 1-7.

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 7

Volume


  • 16 February

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Lithium-ion remains the most widespread battery technology in use today, thanks to the fact that products that use it are both portable and rechargeable. It powers everything from your smartphone to the “world’s biggest battery” in South Australia. Demand for batteries is expected to accelerate in coming decades with the increase in deployment of electric vehicles and the need to store energy generated from renewable sources, such as solar photovoltaic panels. But rising concerns about mining practices and shortages in raw materials for lithium-ion batteries – as well as safety issues – have led to a search for alternative technologies.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Knott, J. (2018). Charging ahead: how Australia is innovating in battery technology. The Conversation, 16 February 1-7.

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 7

Volume


  • 16 February

Place Of Publication


  • Australia