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EPSRC Reference: EP/P019099/1
Title: Microgrid Energy Storage using Lithum-Sulfur Batteries
Principal Investigator: Garcia-Araez, Dr N
Other Investigators:
Owen, Professor J
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Department: School of Chemistry
Organisation: University of Southampton
Scheme: Technology Programme
Starts: 01 October 2016 Ends: 30 September 2017 Value (£): 97,591
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Energy Storage
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Energy
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Summary on Grant Application Form
OXIS Energy, a manufacturer Lithium Sulfur battery technology has formed a collaboration with the University of

Southampton to demonstrate a new rechargeable battery technology capable of achieving high cycle life at competitive

costs to target the microgrid energy storage market. The project will exploit OXIS Energy's core Lithium Sulfur technology

using a new electrolyte classification to extend cycle life. The University of Southampton will exploit their extensive

knowledge of novel electrochemical test techniques to assess candidate electrolyte formulations and then test their

performance credentials in the laboratory. These new electrolytes will be then scaled up by OXIS and their full performance

characterised in a prototype Li-S battery cells. The project will demonstrate the commercial feasibility of this new

rechargeable battery technology for stationary energy storage. If successful developed this technology will reduce

consumer costs and carbon emissions whilst improving the Uk's energy security by being less reliant on foreign imports of

fossil fuels.
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Organisation Website: http://www.soton.ac.uk