COMMERCIALIZATION PLANNING FOR THE LITHIUM/METAL SULFIDE BATTERY
A federally supported battery development program has been underway at Argonne National laboratory since 1973 that is directed to the development and commercialization of high-energy batteries that meet national needs. This program has received a high national priority from the Energy Research Development Administration (and previously the Atomic Energy Commission) with appropriate R and D funding because achievement of the program goals is perceived as having a potentially important impact upon the energy resources in the U.S. The commercial production of high-energy-density batteries, if produced at costs that are attractive, can result in the reduction of petroleum consumption in applications such as utility peak-shaving or personal transportation. This would be accomplished by shifting these applications away from petroleum-fueled combustion turbines and internal combustion engines to battery peaking plants for utilities and battery-powered automobiles which can use electricity produced from energy sources such as coal or nuclear fuel. The energy storage that is projected for mature lithium/metal sulfide (Li/Ms) batteries is about 4 to 5 times that of today's lead--acid battery per unit weight and about 3 to 4 times per unit volume. Achievement of these performance goals and the cost goals for the cells of $20 to $35/kWh would make this system very attractive for many applications of commercial interest.
- Symposium on Lithium Needs and Resources, Corning, New York, 12 October 1977.
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- CHILENSKAS, A A
- Publication Date: 1977
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 17 p.
- TRT Terms: Aluminum alloys; Automobiles; Coal; Costs; Development; Electric batteries; Electric power; Electric vehicles; Energy; Energy storage systems; Fuel consumption; Gas turbines; Lithium; Lithium alloys; Lithium sulfur batteries; Markets; Materials; New products; Nuclear fuels; Off peak periods; Performance; Petroleum; Planning; Research; Sulfides; Technology transfer; Trucks; Turbine engines
- Uncontrolled Terms: Commercialization; Research and development
- Subject Areas: Education and Training; Energy; Finance; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Motor Carriers; Planning and Forecasting; Research;
- Accession Number: 00191880
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Contract Numbers: W-31-109-ENG-38
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM