Next-Generation Rechargeable Batteries Market 2012

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Market of metal-air battery, organic rechargeable battery, solid-state rechargeable thin-film battery, solid-state lithium-ion rechargeable battery, NaS battery, Na-ion battery, redox flow battery

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Developers, Scholars and Manufacturers of next-generation rechargeable batteries

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I        Next-Generation Rechargeable Battery Market as a Whole
n Now that 20 years have past since the emergence of LIB, the power limits have been talked about, and some new rechargeable batteries are attracting attentions to be used as power source for the next generation.
n Unique types are emerging. Key words are “multiple times of LIB”.
n Long winding roads are yet to come for those batteries to be developed from one particular function to multi-functions.
n Many scholars are targeting 2020, a decade from now, for commercialization.
II      Metal-Air Battery Market
n Metal-Air batteries are expected at maximum energy density market.
n Primary cells are to be commercialized at an early stage, and so are rechargeable batteries, mainlyLithium–air batteries.
n Electrolysis solution that takes advantage of large capacity of active materials is the key.
n Mass-produced products are to be sold in early 2020s. The goal is to be adopted in mass-produced EVs.
Studies by Mie University, Kyoto University, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and VARTA Microbattery GmbH.
III     Organic Rechargeable Battery Market
n A road map is to be drawn up for commercialization as early as 2013.
n Organic radical batteries (ORBs) announced by NEC suddenly drew attention. Discharged capacity is twice the LIB.
n There are mainly four types of positive-electrode active materials, many of which are expected to be mass-produced at an early stage.
n Dielectric polymer batteries have been launched first, followed by multi-ionized organic rechargeable batteries.
n Organic radical batteries and organic molecular spin batteries may be added to the list according to application tendencies.
Studies by Eamex, Murata Manufacturing, and AIST Kansai
IV      Solid-State, Rechargeable, Thin-film Micro-Energy Storage Market
n Market penetration is ongoing as a new electronic power supply for micro devices.
n Simplified structure enables integration with semiconductor devices.
n It has already developed as some products with prominent characteristics. It is expected as a new power supply in the application areas.
n Currently they are mostly used in smart cards.
n RFID tags can be applied in the future. The most expected is the energy harvesting area.
n Energy-harvesting embedded to wireless sensors are preferred way for solid-state, rechargeable, thin-film batteries to be used.
n IPS Inc. is currently occupying the market share.
n It is likely to be competitive when GS Nano Tech emerges and other multiple US ventures enter the market.
Studies by Infinite Power Solutions, Inc., Tokyo Electron Device Limited, Altima Corp., GS NanoTech Co.,Ltd., ULVAC Inc., ULVAC Equipment Sales, Inc., Inabata & Co.,Ltd.
V       Solid-State, Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery Market
n The most preferred candidate in the solid-state-battery category to take the place of LiBs.
n One of the first to be marketed as a small-capacity, thin-filmed battery.
n Solid-state, lithium-ion batteries aiming to be bulk-type for allowing mid-to-large capacity.
n A series of new announcement on sulfide, solid-state electrolyte is the most preferred alternate of LIB at the moment.
Studies by Tokyo Institute of Technology, Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd., Ohara Inc., Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Mie Industry and Enterprise Support Center, National Institute for Materials Science, Nippon Chemical Industrial
VI      NaS Battery Market
n Its positive electrode has 10 times larger theoretical capacity than LIB and its negative electrode has an advantage in raw material supply and in cost.
n NGK Insulators, Ltd. succeeded in practical use and acquired awareness after trademark registration.
n After various break-through, NaS has been fully in practical use since 2003.
n A fire accident triggered safety measures and cost reduction.
n NAS traditionally rely on large cases.
n Potential demands can be expected in overseas market.
Studies by NGK Insulators, Ltd., Graduate School of Engineering at Osaka Prefecture University, Graduate School of Engineering at Yokohama National University Faculty of Engineering.
VII    Na-Ion Battery Market
n Expected for the same or better characteristics than LIB and for large cost reduction.
n R&D has been fully started since around 2010. Its high potential raised awareness.
n Market launch is estimated to be around 2015 – 2016. Accelerated increase of users can expected after it gains a competitive edge. 
Studies by Sumitomo Electric, Tokyo University of Science (Komaba Group in Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science), Institute of Materials Research in Tohoku University
VIII   Redox Flow Battery Market
n Research and development has started based on base principle issued from NASA. It is about to be fully in practical use domestically.
n Increasing momentum towards natural-energy power generation encourages the market.
n After NEDO’s ‘Moonlight Project’ 19781992年), the world’s first full-practical system was successfully developed in 2001.
n Lately, the mainstream is electrolyte of vanadium.
n It has many advantages as a battery with large-capacity, but requires relatively large space for placing it.
n Vanadium-related costs occupy half the entire costs. Key for cost reduction lies in raw supply and processing technology for electrolyte.
n The market has expanded since Sumitomo Electric has entered the market, aiming for renewable-energy interconnection/stabilization.
Studies by Sumitomo Electric, Toyobo Co., LTD., TOYOBO CO., LTD., Galaxy Co. Ltd. in New Energy Support Organization, GraduateSchool of Engineering, KyotoUniversity.


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