This press release was published on the IChemE Media Centre.
Earlier this week, I blogged about zeolite and its potential use for a more efficient carbon capture process via adsorption.
And now it seems that applications of zeolite stretches even further – today’s blog focuses on the use of crystalline zeolite membranes to extend battery life for renewable power systems.
Smart grids, along with renewable solar and wind power systems, require affordable and efficient energy storage batteries. The reason for this is rather obvious – renewable energy sources such as wind and solar are intermittent. Also, there is a need to balance supply and demand.
But the current high cost and short life span of storage batteries are preventing widespread market penetration and economic viability of these renewable systems.