Research Articles

by Dr Alex Holland

14 Mar 2022

IDTechEx: Alternativen zu Lithium-Batterien werden für stationäre Speicher eine Schlüsselrolle spielen

Während Lithium-Ionen-Batterien derzeit noch die vorherrschende Wahl für Verbrauchergeräte, Elektrofahrzeuge und stationäre Speicher sind, wird erwartet, dass die Bedeutung von Nicht-Lithium-Batterien in den nächsten 10 Jahren erheblich zunehmen wird, insbesondere im Bereich der stationären Energiespeicherung. IDTechEx prognostiziert, dass bis 2025 mehr als 10 % des stationären Marktes auf Nicht-Lithium-Batterien entfallen werden, gegenüber <5 % im Jahr 2021.
10 Feb 2022

Are Advanced Anode Technologies the Way Forward for Li-ion Batteries?

Li-ion batteries are beginning to hit their performance ceiling, especially with regards to energy density. However, a shift in the anode materials used, namely to silicon or lithium-metal anodes, could provide a stepwise improvement to energy density. Their promise can be highlighted by looking at the high number of early-stage companies primarily developing anode materials, most being focussed on silicon, compared to other areas of Li-ion development.
05 Jan 2022

Der Wettbewerb auf dem Markt für Siliziumanoden wird sich verschärfen

Das kommerzielle Interesse an Siliziumanoden und die Investitionen in Start-up-Unternehmen haben bis 2021 angehalten - IDTechEx schätzt, dass inzwischen 1,9 Mrd. USD an Finanzmitteln in Start-ups für Siliziumanoden geflossen sind. Über die Investitionen hinaus gab es auch eine größere Aktivität bei Unternehmen, die begannen, Technologien zu lizenzieren, Lieferbeziehungen einzugehen oder Technologien in Märkten für frühe Anwender zu vermarkten, was zeigt, dass das Versprechen der Siliziumanodentechnologie bald realisiert werden könnte.
14 Dec 2021

Battery Technology Primed for Diversification

To date, Li-ion batteries have been the go-to technology for vehicle electrification and new stationary energy storage systems. However, the supply chain for Li-ion production is coming under increasing scrutiny with bottlenecks feasible during the second half of the 2020s, creating a potential opportunity for alternative battery chemistries not reliant on lithium, cobalt, or nickel.
23 Nov 2021

Energy Storage in 2021: Challenges and Opportunities

Energy storage technologies are undergoing a challenging transformation, vital in an emerging climate that increasingly necessitates renewable energies and recyclable hardware. Covering a wide portfolio of energy storage technologies, their history, and their outlook for the future, IDTechEx looks at how the energy storage sector has fared over the past year, and where it is headed for the next.
23 Aug 2021

Many Trends to Track for Li-ion Batteries in Electric Vehicles

With the growing momentum behind the electric vehicle market comes an added importance of understanding the Li-ion batteries that power them, the variety of design choices available, and trends in their implementation.
16 Jun 2021

Technology Development to Drive Long-term EV Adoption

The resilience of global electric vehicle (EV) sales during 2020 provided some optimism as to the maturing state of the electric vehicle market. However, sales are still primarily underpinned by government policy, and improvements in cost and performance to Li-ion cells and packs, not to forget other aspects of the vehicle or grid infrastructure, are needed for widespread adoption.
11 Jun 2021

Short Term Growth Prospects for Renewable Fuels

Limits on the amount of bioethanol and biodiesel that can be blended with conventional fossil fuels mean growth in the consumption of certain biofuels has slowed considerably over the past 5 years. However, with CO2 targets becoming increasingly stringent, and some sectors being difficult to electrify, alternative fuels are likely to still be needed over the coming years.
06 Apr 2021

Volkswagen's Long-term, High-Manganese Cathode Strategy

In this article IDTechEx provides commentary on the reference during Volkswagen's recent Power Day to their long-term strategy of employing high-manganese cathodes for their 'volume segment'. What does 'high-manganese' refer to, and how do they compare to other cathode materials?
19 Feb 2021

An Introduction to E-Fuels: A Long-Term Prospect

Growth in global energy consumption has caused CO2 and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to rise, in turn causing an increase in average global temperatures. The combustion of fossil fuels including coal, oil, and natural gas, has been a key driver behind this, providing the underlying driver for the production and use of non-fossil alternative fuels that can help reduce emissions.
15 Dec 2020

IDTechEx Highlights 2020: Energy Storage Research

Energy storage technologies have undergone several years of sustained growth stemming from progress in markets such as consumer devices and the quest for decarbonization kick-starting growth in electric vehicle (EV) and stationary energy storage demand.
14 Dec 2020

EC Proposes Regulation to Improve Li-ion Sustainability

The European Commission (EC) has proposed stricter regulations regarding the sustainability of batteries.