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Cleaner energy storage: cradle-to-gate lifecycle assessment of aluminium - ion batteries with an aqueous electrolyte

Cleaner energy storage: cradle-to-gate lifecycle assessment of aluminium - ion batteries with an aqueous electrolyte
Cleaner energy storage: cradle-to-gate lifecycle assessment of aluminium - ion batteries with an aqueous electrolyte
In the context of growing demand on energy storage, exploring the holistic sustainability of technologies is key to future-proofing our development. In this paper, a cradle-to-gate Lifecycle assessment of aqueous electrolyte aluminium-ion (Al-ion) batteries has been performed. Due to their reported characteristics of high power (circa 30 W kg-1 active material) and low energy density (circa 15 Wh kg-1 active material), these results were compared with supercapacitors (per kW). Initial findings suggest these aluminium-ion cells have fewer environmental impacts than commercial supercapacitors, hence offer a more environmentally sensitive energy storage technology solution. Al-ion batteries are in their early development, and this result shows a strong argument for continuing research into this technology alongside other emerging energy storage systems.
Aluminium-ion batteries, Life cycle (impact) assessment, aqueous electrolyte,, energy storage (batteries, environmental impact assessment
Melzack, Nicole, Leanne
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Wills, Richard
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Cruden, Andrew
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Melzack, Nicole, Leanne
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Wills, Richard
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Cruden, Andrew
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Melzack, Nicole, Leanne, Wills, Richard and Cruden, Andrew (2021) Cleaner energy storage: cradle-to-gate lifecycle assessment of aluminium - ion batteries with an aqueous electrolyte. Frontiers in Energy Research, 9, [699919]. (doi:10.3389/fenrg.2021.699919).

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In the context of growing demand on energy storage, exploring the holistic sustainability of technologies is key to future-proofing our development. In this paper, a cradle-to-gate Lifecycle assessment of aqueous electrolyte aluminium-ion (Al-ion) batteries has been performed. Due to their reported characteristics of high power (circa 30 W kg-1 active material) and low energy density (circa 15 Wh kg-1 active material), these results were compared with supercapacitors (per kW). Initial findings suggest these aluminium-ion cells have fewer environmental impacts than commercial supercapacitors, hence offer a more environmentally sensitive energy storage technology solution. Al-ion batteries are in their early development, and this result shows a strong argument for continuing research into this technology alongside other emerging energy storage systems.

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Accepted/In Press date: 25 May 2021
Published date: 24 June 2021
Keywords: Aluminium-ion batteries, Life cycle (impact) assessment, aqueous electrolyte,, energy storage (batteries, environmental impact assessment

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Local EPrints ID: 449489
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/449489
PURE UUID: 4c2a164a-9570-48fc-b442-d7e41ec07c7a
ORCID for Nicole, Leanne Melzack: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5578-4020
ORCID for Richard Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4805-7589
ORCID for Andrew Cruden: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3236-2535

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Date deposited: 03 Jun 2021 16:30
Last modified: 26 Nov 2021 03:22

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Author: Nicole, Leanne Melzack ORCID iD
Author: Richard Wills ORCID iD
Author: Andrew Cruden ORCID iD

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