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Electrochemical energy storage devices such as batteries will play a dominant role in electrification of transportation and clean electricity from renewables for reaching the ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2050. Li-ion batteries (LIBs), the current dominant technology, is facing an increasing pressure on maintaining a stable supply-chain and their dependence on critical materials such as Li, Co, Ni and graphite, and their associated socio-environmental impacts. Furthermore, LIBs are not optimal from both cost and scalability perspective for long duration energy storage (LDES) that demands resilient storage systems longer than 10 hours. This talk will provide a high-level overview and summary of current high energy density battery chemistries for transportation and grid-scale energy storage and research efforts to develop alternate battery materials from earth abundant elements.
Dr. Jagjit Nanda is a Distinguished Scientist and Executive Director of the joint SLAC-Stanford Battery Research Center. He is an adjunct professor in Materials Science and Engineering Department, Stanford University and Scholar at the Precourt Energy Institute, Stanford University. Dr. Nanda is an international leader on battery and energy storage materials and systems and previously worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Ford Motor Co.
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