Aluminum Batteries: Sustainable Alternative To Lithium-Ion Systems

Dr Giuseppe Antonio Elia, Research Scientist
TU Berlin


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Presentation Summary

The sustainability of energy storage systems is a keystone for the development of the "Green" energy economy. The use of electrochemical storage systems employing abundant and low-cost materials can allow the development of sustainable and environmental friendly electrochemical storage systems. In particular, the aluminum system appear as an interesting candidate for the next generation of electrochemical storage systems. Due to its high volumetric capacity (8040 mAh cm-3 for Al vs 2046 mAh cm-3 for Li), abundance and low cost, aluminum secondary batteries could be a viable alternative to the present Li-ion technology. In our work, we investigate the suitability of possible cathode materials for application in advanced aluminum batteries.

Speaker Biography (Giuseppe Antonio Elia)

Dr. Giuseppe Antonio Elia is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at Technische Universität Berlin. He received his BS (2009), MS (2011) and PhD (2014) degrees from "Sapienza" University of Rome. During his research activities spends several period as visiting scientist in highly qualifies research centers namely Hanyang University, Münster Electrochemical Energy Technology Münster (MEET), Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Helmholtz-Institut Ulm (HIU). He has worked on many projects related to the development of advanced lithium ion and lithium air batteries.

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