Latest Advances and Next Generation of Battery Energy Storage

summary of 2018 program_3

The Speakers in panel 3 presented and discussed various innovative technologies, materials, and processes to improve the characteristics, performance, and costs of battery energy storage technologies based on their applications in different industry sectors. Dr. Juchen Guo, the panel moderator, started the discussion by introducing four panelists. Then, Dr. Will West gave a talk on energy storage and conversion technologies for space applications. He mentioned some of the consideration for deploying energy storage for space projects such as Europa Orbiter, Mars Helicopter, InSight, and Europa Lander. Then he discussed about research on disruptive new energy storage technologies for extreme environments with capability of operation at high/low temperature, robust recovery from boil/freeze events, and high radiation tolerant. The second panelist, Prof. Mihri Ozkan, explained the future outlook for electric vehicle batteries. She talked about battery technology including sulfur cathode, li-metal anode and solid electrolyte. Dr. GJ la O' presented an innovative Zinc Bromide Flow-Battery for grid scale energy storage. He presented several pilot projects in which flow battery is helping utility, commercial, industrial, microgrid and data center customers generate savings. Finally, Prof. Sarah Tolbert explained using nanoscale architectures to improve stability and power density in batteries and pseudocapacitors. She outlined that the full cell pseudocapacitive systems- as an essential part of supercapacitors- with good