Sodium batteries offer new path to clean energy future



Populations across the globe are likely to see a transition from lithium to sodium batteries in homes, the evolving smart-grid, manufacturing and many other purposes over the next 10 to 20 years, thanks to ground-breaking research being undertaken by energy experts at Deakin University.


Led by BatTRI-Hub Director, Professor Maria Forsyth, the Deakin team has just achieved a cover feature in the world’s most prestigious energy materials journal, “Advanced Energy Materials.”


The team’s latest findings are being presented as part of a specially curated edition of the renowned journal, co-edited by Professor Forsyth with international experts Professors Teofilo Rojo, Yong-Sheng Hu and Xiaolin Li.


The special edition was released on June 15 and features 16 individual perspectives on different aspects of sodium-ion battery research.