Sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) are an emerging battery technology, on the cusp of commercialisation, with promising cost, safety, sustainability and performance benefits when compared to lithium-ion batteries. They can use widely available and inexpensive raw materials and existing lithium-ion production methods, promising rapid scalability. SIBs are an attractive prospect in meeting global demand for carbon-neutral energy storage, where lifetime operational cost, not weight or volume, is the overriding factor. Increasingly sodium-ion batteries have characteristics comparable to lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries, suggesting that even automotive applications are possible.
This webinar presented by Shazan Siddiqi, Technology Analyst at IDTechEx, will cover the developments in global sodium-ion battery markets. Based on IDTechEx's new report on "Sodium-ion Batteries 2023-2033: Technology, Players, Markets, and Forecasts
" webinar attendees can expect to learn about this emerging beyond-lithium energy storage technology, especially as first mass productions are already starting in China.
The following aspects will be addressed:
- Materials for sodium-ion cell design
- Sodium-ion battery value proposition
- Opportunities and challenges in the sodium-ion battery market
- Sodium-ion battery players and commercialisation efforts
- Will sodium-ion batteries replace lithium?