Sodium ion batteries – a greener alternative
France-based start-up company TIAMAT is developing sodium-ion batteries that counter most of the limitations of the lithium-ion or lead-acid batteries that dominate the market today. Sodium has a better performance in terms of life expectancy, and charge and discharge rates. It is less expensive and easily available compared to lithium, is less environmentally damaging than heavy metals, and is not a fire hazard risk. The company targets use of its sodium-ion battery technology in electric bikes or buses, autonomous forklift trucks, industrial robots, and in storage systems of intermittent renewable energy.
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- natural scienceschemical scienceselectrochemistryelectric batteries
- natural scienceschemical sciencesinorganic chemistryalkali metals
- natural scienceschemical sciencesinorganic chemistrytransition metals
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