Presentation on theme: "Chemical Power Sources in Israel The Israeli batteries market to grow at a CAGR of 2.6% over the 2009-15 period (Israeli Light Vehicle Aftermarket - Batteries."— Presentation transcript:
1Chemical Power Sources in Israel The Israeli batteries market to grow at a CAGR of 2.6% over the period (Israeli Light Vehicle Aftermarket - Batteries Data Report to 2015,
2State of the battery r&D and production Battery systemsR&DBiomaterials-basedHigh-voltageLi-ionNew cathode materialsNew electrolytesNew anode materialsZn-alkalineCorrosion inhibitorsRechargeablemetal-airNon-aqueousMg-basedNon-aqueous Na-airSi-airAl-basedNew ionic liquid –based electrolytesNew cathode structuresLi-basedMg-ionElectrolytesCathode materialsEnergy storage systemsmanufacturingLi-batteriesZn-air & Li -batteriesMetal-air cathodesThermal batteriesSuper-capacitors
3Major battery R&D players Prof. Boris Rubinsky and his team – the most recent project: an electric battery based on boiled potatoes.The opportunities:A cheap source of electricity in the developing worldGenerates energy that is five to 50 times cheaper than commercially available batteriesA light powered by the battery is at least six times more economical than kerosene lamps often used in the developing world.Prof. D. Aurbach and his team – the most recent project: rechargeable magnesium battery – related R&D .The opportunities:High load applications, low capacity fading.A "green" and safe battery technology, environmentally non-toxicNon-explosive.The laboratory of nano-materials on surfaces (D. Zitoun head) – new methods of the Li-ion cell electrodes research and characterization.
4Major battery R&D players Prof. E. Peled and his team – the most recent project: cubic-millimeter-size Li-ion batteries.The opportunities:Direct application to stand-alone MEMS sensors and actuatorsCardiac pacemakers, hearing aids and drug-delivery systemsProf. Y. Ein-Eli and his team – the most recent projects:Mg-air battery rechargeable non-aqueous batteryLi-air battery rechargeable non-aqueous batteryAl-air rechargeable non-aqueous batterySi-air non-aqueous batteryHigh-voltage cathode materials for Li-in cellsA new way of corrosion protection of Zn-alkaline cellsThe opportunities:Metal-air systems present the highest energy density and specific energy, comparable with the energy density of hydrocarbon fuelsSi-air cells may be made of micron-size and may be easily be integrated with various MEMS sensors and similar applications.Huge Zn-alkaline cell sales volume promises a sounding market effect
5Major battery R&D players Dror Ben-David – CEO, Dr. Arieh Meitav – CTO; the most recent project: 4.7V Lithium Manganese Nickel Oxide cathode.The opportunities:Wh/kg, over 2,000 cyclesInherently safer relative to the best competing cellsUp to 40% savings in battery cost and up to 50% savings in weight as compared with a common Li-ion cellBeing used for EV the technology enables twice the driving rangeSpitz Doron– CEO, the project: Silver-Zinc improved batteries for mobile electronic devicesThe opportunities:Long cycle lifeThe effective energy storage solution in terms of volume, weight and recyclabilityThe battery implementation can double the effective usage time of mobile electronic devices.
6State of the FC r&D and production FC and componentsR&DPEM FCHydrogen storageBipolar platesMembranescatalystLiquid Hydrocarbon FCCatalystMicrobial FCElectron shuttlesBacterial strains
7Major FC-field R&D players The company is developing PEM FC with alkaline- type membrane.The cost-reduction opportunities:The displacement of platinum catalysts in the fuel cell’s electrodes with inexpensive transition metal catalysts,The replacement of graphite or stainless steel with lightweight aluminum hardwareThe implementation of simplified design, thermal management, and manufacturing methodsThe company is developing Microbial Fuel Cell and adapting it for wastewater treatment. The opportunities:The product will meet the growing need for energy efficient wastewater treatmentThe production of free, renewable, green energy from wastewater
8Major FC-field R&D players C.En Ltd. has developed a technology for the safe storage of hydrogen in Multi-Capillary Arrays.The opportunities:The technology offers the storage equipment which isLighterCheaper,Easier to handlethen existing hydrogen containing meansDr. Lital Alfonta and her team – finding the way to control the electrochemistry of microorganisms.Molecular biology tools improve the electrode-living cell interactionAn electron transfer pathway within bacterial cells can be engineeredA full control of the redox potentials within the cascade of electron transfer reactions is to be enabled
9Major FC-field R&D players Dr. P. Schechner and his team – the most recent project: the development of a glucose-fueled fuel cell for portable devices.A highly active in glucose oxidation anode was prepared by electro-spinning.Glucose advantages over other fuels:Non-flammable and non-explosiveAbundant and cheap (glucose and its derivates represent more than 50% of the weight of florae)RenewableEnvironmentally friendlyDr. Alex Schechter and his team – the development of a direct methanol fuel cell components for portable devices.The research is focused on nano-catalysts for methanoloxidation, platinum alloy and non-platinum catalysts foroxygen reduction in fuel cells (particularly methanoltolerant catalysts) and ultrathin proton conducting membranes.
10Major FC-field R&D players Prof. E. Peled and his team: the development of a nano-porous membrane for direct methanol fuel cell.The opportunities:Smaller systems (due to high power density)Low methanol crossover:Long running times (almost pure fuel in the fuel cartridge)More time between refueling (high fuel utilization)Affordable manufacturing costsProf. Y. Ein-Eli and his team: the investigation of the mechanism of contact conductivity of the FC bipolar plates; the development of highly conductive and corrosion-resistant bipolar plates for PEM.The opportunities:Metal is an easy-to-process materialMetal BP are light-weighted, low volume and inexpensive (the weight of PEM with metal PB is twice less then the weight of PEM with carbon PB).The proprietary surface treatments may secure a required high contact conductivity.The proprietary surface treatment may suppress BP corrosion substantially.Prof. Y. Tzur and his team at Technion: SOFC