Dr. Kenis from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a non-aqueous lithium-air flow battery configuration that allows for efficient removal and storage of discharge products. This technology has applications in energy storage, particularly in the electric vehicle market due to its improved current density and discharge capacity. In comparison to traditional Li-ion batteries, the Li-air battery is lighter and has a higher practical energy density. This technology helps to overcome the buildup of discharge products.
- “Non-Aqueous Li-Air Flow Battery: Improving Capacity and Current Density through Cathode Optimization” Abstract MA2016-02 867: September 2016