Lithium-sulfur is seen as one of the promising chemistries for the subsequent era of batteries, and the UK battery agency OXIS Power has been creating the expertise for a while. Now OXIS has introduced that it is going to be certainly one of 13 European companions within the Lithium Sulfur for Secure Highway Electrification (LISA) venture, which has a finances of €7.9 million, and goals to advance the event of Li-S battery cells with hybrid solid-state non-flammable electrolytes.
As we speak’s Li-S cells are twice as gentle as typical Li-ion cells, and have reached solely 10% of the theoretical particular power of sulfur (2,600 Wh/kg). OXIS believes that an power density of 600 Wh/kg is achievable by bettering supplies, elements and manufacturing. LISA will incorporate course of ideas designed to allow the combination of Li-S expertise in future manufacturing strains.
“The LISA venture ties in completely with OXIS Power’s future enterprise technique in getting into into the electrical automotive sector, together with vans and buses,” mentioned Steve Rowlands, Deputy CTO at OXIS. “Persevering with our collaborations with LEITAT, Arkema, Cranfield College, IWS Fraunhofer and Renault is an thrilling prospect in taking OXIS expertise to the subsequent degree when it comes to secure automotive electrification.”
Supply: OXIS Power