Promising Alternative to Lithium-ion Batteries

Batteries have become an integral part of our daily lives, powering everything from our smartphones to electric vehicles. Lithium-ion batteries have long dominated the market due to their high energy density and long cycle life.

Sodium-ion batteries use sodium ions (Na+) as the charge carriers instead of lithium ions (Li+), which are used in lithium-ion batteries.

Chemistry of Sodium-Ion Battery

The basic principle of operation is similar, involving the movement of ions between a positive cathode and a negative anode.

Chemistry of Sodium-Ion Battery

1. Abundance of Sodium 2. Lower Cost 3. Reduced Environmental Impact 4. Safety 5. Large-Scale Energy Storage 6. Compatibility with Existing Infrastructure

Why Sodium-Ion Batteries over lithium-ion batteries?

1. CATL 2. Toshiba 3. Faradion 4. Sakura Battery 5. Ionic Materials 6. Ilika

Companies working on sodium-ion battery technology