The hub is a significant first step in the expected development of a full pilot scale facility at Waurn Ponds, that we believe will be established in the next few years, with Government and industry support.
Beyond Lithium-ion Batteries
BatTRI-Hub has the flexibility to investigate battery chemistries that are not suitable for traditional lithiumion battery prototyping facilities. These include;
- LITHIUM-AIR has the highest theoretical energy density of all device configurations (11,140 Wh/kg).
- LITHIUM-SULFUR uses high energy-density sulfur-based cathodes
- Sodium-based devices such as SODIUM-ION and SODIUM-AIR are attractive as a low-cost alternative to lithium-based devices
Dr Robert Kerr has been fascinated with renewable energy technologies since he began his PhD, researching new catalyst materials for hydrogen fuel cells. He broadened his expertise during a two-year period as a researcher with the Danish alternative energy company, Danish Power Systems, before joining Deakin in mid-2015.
Battery Technology Research and Innovation Hub
Dr Robert Kerr
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