Research Highlights

Piotrek and CSIRO to make next-gen lithium batteries for global market

A new partnership between Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and Japanese specialist chemical manufacturer, Piotrek, will see Australian-developed battery technologies commercialised globally within the next five years. The collaboration will enable the next generation of lithium battery technologies for portable electronic devices, drones and automotive vehicles, as well as address a critical safety need with …

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Sodium batteries offer new path to clean energy future

Populations across the globe are likely to see a transition from lithium to sodium batteries in homes, the evolving smart-grid, manufacturing and many other purposes over the next 10 to 20 years, thanks to ground-breaking research being undertaken by energy experts at Deakin University. Led by BatTRI-Hub Director, Professor Maria Forsyth, the Deakin team has …

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High-performance batteries breakthrough

A project funded by the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund on new materials for large-scale, high-performance batteries has been successful in the development of novel polymer electrolytes and anode materials. Efficient energy storage is the missing link that will allow the world to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and move towards a reliable energy supply …

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