We are conducting a market discovery challenge to uncover industry trends, needs and desires, and to explore new solutions surrounding grid level and microgrid level distributed battery energy storage. We wish to learn from those who have knowledge, experience, and opinions in this area, across the full range of industries, markets, production/processing methods, and geographies.
Our client has invented a novel, multi-layered ceramic electrolyte membrane (ML-CEM) that provides a basis for a prismatic sodium metal-chloride electrochemical cell. The ML-CEM comprises an ultra-thin (100 nm), nano-engineered sodium β-alumina electrolyte produced in a fast and readily controllable vapor phase process, therefore avoiding today’s sophisticated and expensive electrolyte production. The ML-CEM provides superior ion conductivity above 200 °C and sufficient ion conductivity for an electrochemical cell operation below 100 °C. The ML-CEM is freestanding, flexible, mechanically robust and chemically stable. The ML-CEM can be produced in a low cost production process utilizing low cost raw materials. The ML-CEM based electrochemical cell can be assembled into reliable, inherently safe, efficient, high power, high energy, and low cost sodium batteries deployed as distributed stationary energy storage