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Reference Number EP/R000441/1
Title The Calcium-Air Battery
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 L Hardwick
No email address given
University of Liverpool
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 September 2017
End Date 31 July 2019
Duration 23 months
Total Grant Value £201,141
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region North West
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr L Hardwick , Chemistry, University of Liverpool (99.998%)
  Other Investigator Professor RJ Nichols , Chemistry, University of Liverpool (0.001%)
Dr NG Berry , Chemistry, University of Liverpool (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Johnson Matthey plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Technical Fibre Products Ltd (0.000%)
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Abstract Energy storage in the form of rechargeable batteries is becoming increasingly important for a range of applications and devices including transportation and grid reserves. Alkaline earth metal-oxygen batteries using the earth abundant metals, such as calcium as the anode and calcium cations as the charge carrier present a low cost and easily raw material resourced high energy storage battery system. They offer much greater energy storage a than present day batteries, such as lithium ion, in addition to their abundance worldwide. In order to achieve progress in the field of calcium based batteries and their subsequent development, mechanistic understanding of the cell chemistry and the required materials, and cell structure, needs to be understood. To evaluated the feasibility of a battery system based upon calcium within the project we will construct Lab-scale test cells that will be tested under an oxygen atmosphere
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