BEL Lunch: Batteries for future electrochemical energy storage
Yulia Arinicheva, materials researcher in the field of all solid state batteries at the Research Center Jülich GmbH, Germany, will give us insight into the battery development with focus on sustainability aspects and competitiveness of alternative rechargeable battery technologies beyond lithium-ion batteries.
Electrochemical energy storage plays a key role in the transition toward renewable energy sources, electric mobility, and industry 4.0 technologies and, therefore, is essential to ensure a sustainable future. Batteries belong to the most promising electrochemical energy storage systems, as they are expected to simultaneously fulfill a large number of criteria in order to meet challenging combinations of consumer demands, such as high-power and high-energy density, long life, low cost, excellent safety, and minimal negative environmental impact. Since the commercial introduction of Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) in the early 1990s, various alternatives in the field of electrochemical energy storage have been considered. All-solid-state batteries, a secondary lithium(-ion) battery technology based both on solid electrodes and solid electrolytes, allow overcoming safety concerns of the conventional LIBs due to the lack of leakage of liquids and flammable organic components and also offer the potential for a significant improvement of energy density.
Yulia Arinicheva, materials researcher in the field of all solid state batteries at the Research Center Jülich GmbH, Germany