Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2022
Volume 67, Number 3
Monday–Friday, March 14–18, 2022; Chicago
Session A15: Future of Energy
8:00 AM–11:00 AM,
Monday, March 14, 2022
Room: McCormick Place W-183C
Sponsoring Units: GERA FIAP
Chair: Matthew Thompson, Zap Energy Inc.
Abstract: A15.00005 : Nanotech-Enabled New Energy Storage Paradigm: High Energy Density Pumpable Liquid Battery*
10:24 AM–11:00 AM
To this end, in this talk we would like to present recent advancements in our innovative approach to energy storage that we have been developing at Influit Energy over the last decade. Our technology combines the attributes of rechargeable solid batteries, capacitors and pumpable flow batteries, and is enabled by advancements in nanotechnology. We have developed high energy density electrochemical rechargeable liquid fuel - nanoelectrofuel (NEFs) that has high loadings of solid nanoscale battery materials (cathode and anode) and low viscosity. Use of water-based electrolytes and earth-abundant materials offers a cheaper, safer and environmentally friendly, non-combustible, and non-polluting rechargeable energy storage.
The liquid format of our NEF flow battery can engage all the existing gasoline infrastructure: be pumped; be stored in a charged state ready for use; quickly refuel a tank; be used in different devices; be recharged by any source producing electricity such as wind, solar, hydro, nuclear, and even fossil if necessary. At scale, this technology achieves a higher system energy density than Li-ion batteries, while offering increased safety, flexibility and agility to civilian and military applications.
*This work was supported by NSF, DARPA, NASA and AirForce funding agenices.
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