Promising energy storage systems for future railways, ships and airlines
Australian company Brighsun New Energy is preparing for industrial trials later in the year for a range of lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries that can power a cell phone for over a week and (in theory) can power cars to travel close to 2,000 km on a single charge.
Following 8 years of research, the Brighsun team has developed lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries with energy densities 5 to 8 times higher than conventional secondary batteries.
Brighsun's advanced Li-S chemistry, offering high energy density and resultant low raw material costs, will be a game changer in the EV industry.
Li-S batteries also have the potential to become the most promising energy storage systems for future railways, ships and airlines.
Industries such as electric supply grid storage, mobile phones, drones and AI will also benefit from dramatically higher energy density storage provided by Brighsun's new battery system.
Combined with the relative simplicity of EV design compared to internal combustion engine/hybrid vehicles, consumers and the industry alike are set to benefit from lower cost, emission-free transport.