Issues plaguing lithium ion battery technology are driving the need for “post lithium-ion” batteries, where these alternative battery technologies refer to rechargeable (secondary) batteries that have the highest potential to replace lithium-ion battery technology. This edition of the Future Tech TechVision TOE depicts the current status of alternative battery technologies such as lithium-sulfur, sodium-ion, lithium-air, and sodium-air, as well as the general outlook for these technologies till 2030.
The Future Tech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures emerging innovations in research and development, or profile existing technologies which have seen a resurgence in terms of new markets and applications. It usually provides a technology overview, drivers, challenges, research and development, analyst insights and key patent information. In some cases, technology convergence scenarios and future growth opportunities are outlined. It covers innovations and technologies in a variety of industry spaces including manufacturing, sensors, electronics, information and communications technologies, networks, lighting technologies, healthcare, medical devices, materials and coatings, and developments in the energy sector that contribute toward a sustainable and greener world.
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Keywords: Lithium-ion, lithium-sulfur, sodium-ion, lithium-air, sodium-air, advanced batteries, energy storage, battery technology