The demand for energy storage increases as the global population grows, and in order to reach the goal of a fossil-free society, batteries need to become more sustainable and cost-efficient. New applications, such as electric vehicles, require batteries with larger capacities, longer lifetimes and higher efficiencies – and graphene could make that happen. We have listed three advantages of using graphene in batteries.
1. Improved performance
Adding graphene to battery electrodes increases the electrical conductivity, which improves the batteries’ performance. Graphene is an ideal substitute for carbon black and other conducting additives that are used in battery electrodes. Graphene could also be used to improve the electrode’s mechanical stability.
2. Sustainable and cost-efficient
Graphene produced by 2D fab is both sustainable and cost-efficientthanks to our hydromechanical production process, which is very energy efficient and free from harmful chemicals. Our graphene outperforms many battery materials, particularly when it comes to the price and environmental footprint.
3. High-performance graphene composites
Graphene can be an active material in high-performance battery composites. 2D fab is currently developing a graphene-nanosilicon composite for lithium-ion batteries. The first studies of the material showed an excellent performance and a good price-per-storage capacity ratio.