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Traditionally the large-scale Battery Energy Storage Solutions (BESS) market has been dependent on the expensive rare earth lithium-ion battery as the go-to technology. This has now changed with the introduction of the new Ambri Liquid Metal Battery
After a decade in development, the Liquid-Metal Batteries By Ambri will soon change "The Energy Storage Game". Researched and designed by Professor Donald Sadoway and his team in a laboratory at MIT on the premise to use a secure and plentiful supply of minerals. The battery is made up of two metal elements, namely antimony and calcium metal the “fifth-most available element on the planet.
That is critical, not just for Ambri, but for everyone in the Energy Transition space. Securing supply chains for the required critical minerals is also a focus area for most governments including the USA, and we see the goals and timelines of the companies involved aligning with those of the government. The big question is whether some of these minerals - lithium is a prime example - can see their production increase at the radical pace required to meet the needs of the renewables and EV industries.
Ambri does not need lithium or any of the other critical minerals required by lithium-ion technology. So, this technology solves that big potential problem. The company’s liquid metal batteries also solve all of the other chronic issues that have limited lithium-ion's ability to grow to a real scale in power generation.
“Ambri batteries are high-temperature batteries,” Briggs said. “They operate at an elevated temperature, which allows the calcium metal to melt into a liquid. It allows the salt electrolyte to melt into a liquid. As a result of those being liquids, you have an operating battery that has an insignificant amount of degradation over its lifetime.” So, problem #1 was addressed.
“Now you have a 20-year battery that doesn’t degrade over its lifetime,” he continued. “That’s versus a lithium-ion battery, which typically is going to have about a 10-year end-of-life, and gradually degrades over that period of time.” Problem #2, addressed.
“The Ambri batteries are hermetically sealed, stainless-steel containers,” he went on. “That’s important from a battery perspective because it means there is no need for that battery to release pressure via a vent. All other batteries that you are familiar with from the commercial world have a tendency to generate a gas pressure from inside that battery, and consequently, they’re designed with a vent in case the pressure gets too high. When they activate that vent, then flammable gases come out. That’s what happens in a lithium-ion fire.” Problem #3, addressed.
With Ambri, you have a longer-life, lower-cost, safer battery, That’s what the energy storage market is looking for.