China Daily reported that a team of researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee are working on a much-needed breakthrough in lithium batteries, in hopes to help the stalling electric vehicle market. Their research is focusing on lithium-sulfur batteries.
Chengdu Liang, a staff scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, is focused on developing sustainable energy technologies.
Electrical energy storage is a very important and exciting area.
A sustainable energy future lies in the harvesting of intermittent renewable energies to a stable supply of electricity.
According to Chengdu, the secret to better batteries lies with sulfur.
Large-scale energy storage like vehicles or the electricity grid — if you want to store energy from a solar panel or from a wind turbine — we cannot store it in a lithium-ion battery.