Emerging Innovations Enabling Cobalt-free Batteries

Emerging Innovations Enabling Cobalt-free Batteries

  • June 2020 •
  • 40 pages •
  • Report ID: 5934516 •
  • Format: PDF
The transition towards a sustainable energy eco-system with e-mobility and renewable energy integrated power grids require efficient energy storage solutions.As of now the most promising candidate of choice has been the Lithium-ion battery (LIB) chemistry, in which, a graphite anode is paired with a lithium cobalt oxide cathode, offering high energy density.

However, LIBs are known to have a price challenge along with another serious challenge, the availability of raw materials for battery manufacturing.Battery manufacturing typically requires lithium, nickel, magnesium, and cobalt amongst other metals.

Cobalt, in particular, is a matter of concern for battery and EV manufacturers due to Cobalt’s vulnerability to a fragile global supply chain.Battery manufacturers across the globe are continuously working towards the development of cobalt-free battery chemistries, and are also utilizing data-driven methods to identify and fabricate materials which have the potential to substitute cobalt in battery chemistries.This research, ‘Emerging Innovations Enabling Cobalt-free Batteries’ focuses on the emerging innovations and the latest achievements in the cobalt-free battery chemistries and the respective technology readiness levels. In addition to above, recent trends and developments across the industry, government-level initiatives supporting research & development activities, along with the challenges present in the global cobalt supply chain is also provided.