Buzz around zinc ion batteries may be overstated, researchers say

By Renewable Energy World A recent study by Canadian and U.S.-based researchers suggests that zinc-ion battery chemistry for grid-scale energy storage may face more challenges than is widely believed.

Aqueous zinc ion battery (AZIB) chemistry has been identified as a promising technology for grid storage based on its use of zinc, a key sustainable metal, as the anode material in the cell.

Compared to lithium in commercialized lithium-ion batteries, zinc is more naturally abundant and compatible with water, thus allowing for the direct use of cost-effective, nonflammable, aqueous-based electrolytes.

However, researchers at the University of Waterloo working as part of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research

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