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The development of energy storage technologies has lagged other technology development for decades. That is now rapidly changing, with consumers demanding longer life portable electronics, incentives for electric and fuel cell vehicles, and localized energy storage needed for the smart grid – particularly for renewable energy sources. There will be spectacular successes and failures for those involved – which has already been demonstrated in the past few years.

Technology development varies widely from innovation in the materials used to the structure and manufacturing process of the energy storage device. Some of the options will replace existing energy storage technologies, and many will be used together in different combinations for different purposes, such as supercapacitors with batteries or fuel cells in some vehicles.

Companies that seek to profit in this sector need to:

  • understand market requirements and have clear quantification of the opportunity at each part of the supply chain
  • assess the performance and technology development roadmap for different technologies
  • know the competitive landscape, IP and freedom to operate
  • identify and assess companies throughout the value chain for potential partnership, acquisition and customer/client collaboration
  • stay appraised of latest global trends, what is coming next, and what it means with impartial insight

Topics covered: Energy Storage

Enabling materials and manufacturing processes…
  • Compounds of Lithium, Zinc, Magnesium and more
  • Graphene, Carbon nanotubes
  • Hydrogen
  • Conductive polymers
  • Die slot coating, printing, vacuum processing
…creating these devices…
  • Current collectors, anodes, cathodes
  • Electrolytes
  • Battery (Li-ion, NiMH, Lead Acid, others)
  • Electrolytic double layer capacitors (EDLC), supercapacitors, ultracapacitors
  • Supercabatteries
  • Fuel cells
  • Battery-less electronics
  • Wireless power
…being exploited by these industries
  • Land, Sea and Air Mobility, eMobility, electric vehicles
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Smart Buildings, Smart Cities
  • Wireless sensors
  • Renewable energy storage
  • Back up power suppliers
  • Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)
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