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EPSRC Reference: EP/R000441/1
Title: The Calcium-Air Battery
Principal Investigator: Hardwick, Professor L
Other Investigators:
Nichols, Professor RJ Berry, Dr NG
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Johnson Matthey Technical Fibre Products Ltd
Department: Chemistry
Organisation: University of Liverpool
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 July 2017 Ends: 31 December 2018 Value (£): 201,141
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Energy Storage
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Energy
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
16 Feb 2017 Energy Feasibility 2017 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
Energy storage in the form of rechargeable batteries is becoming increasingly important for a range of applications and devices including transportation and grid reserves. Alkaline earth metal-oxygen batteries using the earth abundant metals, such as calcium as the anode and calcium cations as the charge carrier present a low cost and easily raw material resourced high energy storage battery system. They offer much greater energy storage a than present day batteries, such as lithium ion, in addition to their abundance worldwide. In order to achieve progress in the field of calcium based batteries and their subsequent development, mechanistic understanding of the cell chemistry and the required materials, and cell structure, needs to be understood. To evaluated the feasibility of a battery system based upon calcium within the project we will construct Lab-scale test cells that will be tested under an oxygen atmosphere.
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