2nd March 2021
Inventions & Innovators powering the Energy Transition – Next Generation Batteries
In our analysis on next generation batteries, we found lithium-ion is here to stay. Over the near to medium term this will remain the dominant battery technology for the primary energy transition use case – that is powering electric vehicles. Material investment continues to be made advancing lithium-ion battery chemistry and architecture to improve power density, charge time and cycle life while reducing weight and cost. A key challenge from an ESG perspective is the sustainability risk inherent in the rare earth minerals supply chain, in particular the cobalt supply. This metal is critical to supporting lithium-ion thermal stability and a high energy density but comes at a high social and environmental cost.
This report is first of the energy transition series. We view this with a lens on the invention and innovation being made in critical technologies powering the energy transition and the associated patents. The next generation batteries explores three specific alternatives to lithium-ion:
- Solid-state batteries
- Lithium-sulfur batteries
- Lithium-oxygen batteries
We look at where the patented technologies are by geography and organisation – which organisation to look out for in the future.
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NEXT GENERATION BATTERIES
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The new batteries report using the technology lens looks at the following areas:
- Alternative technologies to Litium-ion batteries
- Which countries are ahead of the curve
- Which companies are set up are the key technology players of the future