The benefits of zinc-based batteries include performance, safety, reliability, sustainability, and low total cost of ownership. With concerns about cycle life being addressed, the question is: why the technology is not being more widely used? Paul Crompton looks at the benefits, and stumbling blocks, of the technology.
There is a line from battery makers— other than the lithium-ion fraternity— that states “many technologies will be needed to reach net zero”. Batteries, of course, are a key part of that “net zero” jigsaw. Of the many chemistries, zinc batteries’ appeal lies in how they can address a broad spectrum . . .