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Reference Number EP/P019099/1
Title Microgrid Energy Storage using Lithum-Sulfur Batteries
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr N Garcia-Araez
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School of Chemistry
University of Southampton
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 October 2016
End Date 30 September 2017
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £97,591
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region South East
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr N Garcia-Araez , School of Chemistry, University of Southampton (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Professor J Owen , School of Chemistry, University of Southampton (0.001%)
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Abstract OXIS Energy, a manufacturer Lithium Sulfur battery technology has formed a collaboration with the University ofSouthampton to demonstrate a new rechargeable battery technology capable of achieving high cycle life at competitivecosts to target the microgrid energy storage market. The project will exploit OXIS Energy's core Lithium Sulfur technologyusing a new electrolyte classification to extend cycle life. The University of Southampton will exploit their extensiveknowledge of novel electrochemical test techniques to assess candidate electrolyte formulations and then test theirperformance credentials in the laboratory. These new electrolytes will be then scaled up by OXIS and their full performancecharacterised in a prototype Li-S battery cells. The project will demonstrate the commercial feasibility of this newrechargeable battery technology for stationary energy storage. If successful developed this technology will reduceconsumer costs and carbon emissions whilst improving the Uk's energy security by being less reliant on foreign imports of fossil fuels
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