The next generation of batteries
Diego Holanda Pereira de Souza, The next generation of batteries
Winner – Curtin University VYT local competition (2021)
The replacement of fossil fuels as energy sources is extremely necessary. The sun and wind are sources of renewable energy, but sometimes we don’t have a sunny or windy weather. We need to develop batteries that can store the energy from green sources to use it when they are not available.
My research aims to develop the next generation of batteries.
generation batteries require a liquid that is flammable, can leak, may
be volatile in hot weather and can degrade over time. What I do is to
work on a new all-solid material that will replace this liquid. These
new materials will increase safety, energy storage capacity, durability
and will enable the fabrication of smaller, lighter and cheaper
batteries. Solid-state batteries will bring energy to remote areas,
better quality of life for people and lead the way into a green future.