16. February 2023
AIT: Battery research project MAGNIFICO launched
Magnesium-ion batteries (MIBs) are a promising chemistry to potentially achieve higher energy densities at lower cost than lithium-ion batteries for stationary energy storage applications. This is possible thanks to the natural abundancy, low costs, environmental sustainability, and electrochemical properties of magnesium (Mg).
However, the major obstacle in the further development of MIBs is the incompatibility of Mg metal anodes with conventional electrolytes. In the recently launched MAGNIFICO project, researchers from the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology and the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) are facing this challenge. Combining computational and experimental approaches to material design, MAGNIFICO aims to develop cutting-edge strategies for engineering Mg-powder anodes and push MIBs beyond the state-of-the art. This should be another step towards the implementation of a sustainable, climate-friendly and efficient energy system in stationary and mobility sectors.
The MAGNIFICO project has received funding from the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft, FFG) under grant no. 899395.