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Batteries 2016, 2(1), 2; doi:10.3390/batteries2010002

A Technical Report of the Robust Affordable Next Generation Energy Storage System-BASF Program

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BASF/Battery Materials-Ovonic, 2983 Waterview Drive, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA
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Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
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Material Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
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Academic Editor: Andreas Jossen
Received: 28 November 2015 / Revised: 5 January 2016 / Accepted: 18 January 2016 / Published: 1 February 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries)

Abstract

The goal of the Robust Affordable Next Generation Energy Storage System (RANGE)-BASF program is to provide an alternative solution for the energy storage media that powers electric vehicles other than the existing Li-ion battery. With the use of a rare-earth-free metal hydride (MH) as the active negative electrode material, together with a core-shell type alpha-beta nickel hydroxide as the active positive electrode and a sealed pouch design, an energy density of 145 Wh·kg−1 and cost model of $120 kWh−1 are shown to be feasible. Combined with the proven safety record and cycle stability, we have demonstrated the feasibility of using a Ni-MH battery in EV applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery; electrochemistry; hydrogen storage alloys; nickel hydroxide; ionic liquid (IL); alkaline electrolyte; cell package nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery; electrochemistry; hydrogen storage alloys; nickel hydroxide; ionic liquid (IL); alkaline electrolyte; cell package
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Young, K.-H.; Ng, K.Y.S.; Bendersky, L.A. A Technical Report of the Robust Affordable Next Generation Energy Storage System-BASF Program. Batteries 2016, 2, 2.

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