EU - SALBAGE - Sulfur-Aluminium Battery with Advanced Polymeric Gel Electrolytes

Project: Research project

Description

In SALBAGE Project, a new secondary Aluminium Sulfur Battery will be developed. The focus will be put in the synthesis of
solid-like electrolytes based on polymerizable ionic liquids and Deep Eutectic Solvents in order to obtain polymer-gel
electrolytes with an overall ionic conductivity in the range of 1-10 mS/cm at room temperature. At the same time, the
aluminium negative electrode will be combined with a sulfur positive electrode including the unprecedented use of redox
mediators, to facilitate sulfur reaction kinetics and boost performance.
The new battery is expected to have a high energy density (1000Wh/kg) and low price compared with the actual Li-ion
technology (-60%). Moreover, we will take advantage of the special features of the resulting battery (flexibility, adaptability,
shapeability) to design a new device with the focus put on strategic applications such as transport, aircraft industry or ITs, for
which the SALBAGE battery will be specially designed and tested in relevant conditions.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/11/1731/10/21