Lithium-Ion: A Roadmap for Next-Generation Batteries
"However, customers will ultimately require the top-shelf performance
that only technologies beyond Li-ion can provide - and leading companies
like BASF, Toyota, and IBM are placing large and early bets," added
Lux Research analysts assessed the next-generation batteries, dispelling
hype and identifying obstacles, and built a next-generation energy
storage roadmap. Among their findings:
A roadmap for adoption. Cost-insensitive military
applications will provide the entry point for next-generation
batteries around 2020, while consumer electronics will follow a little
later with significant adoption of solid-state batteries. However,
next-generation batteries will face cost and technology hurdles in
Cost parity in a decade. Next-generation batteries will become
cost-competitive with Li-ion in 2024. Solid-state batteries will take
until 2021 to reach $409/kWh, the current cost for Li-ion batteries.
By 2030, most battery cells will drop in nominal cost to below
$200/kWh on the cell level.
Three early leaders emerging. Start-ups PolyPlus, Sion Power,
and Oxis Energy have received ample funding and made technical
headway. PolyPlus, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, has
developed a coating for protected lithium electrodes in Li-air and
Li-S. Sion Power, backed by BASF, and Oxis Energy, financed by Sasol
New Energy, own proprietary organic and polymer electrolytes for Li-S.
The report, titled "Beyond Lithium-Ion: A Roadmap for Next-Generation
Batteries," is part of the Lux Research Mobile
Energy Intelligence service.
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