From Materials to Vehicles: Assessing Performance of Energy Storage Technologies for a More Electrified Society
Eric Dufek, Ph.D.
Energy Storage Group Lead,
Energy Storage & Transportation Systems Department
Idaho National Laboratory
increased use of electric vehicles and consumer electronics is driving
a significant demand for higher performing batteries and other
electrochemical storage technologies. New materials research provides a
path to increase storage capacity, but often leads to secondary issues
with long term performance. This presentation will discuss performance
assessment activities at Idaho National Laboratory which are related to
the next generation of electrochemical energy storage devices at both
the material and cell level. In particular the discussion will
highlight the degradation pathways for non-aqueous electrolytes and
active electrode materials as well as how performance testing for
electric vehicle batteries is performed.