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State of the art of rechargeable aluminium batteries in non-aqueous systems: A perspective

research Article

Schoetz, T.Ponce De Leon, C.Ueda, M. and Bund, A. (2017) 

Fist published: Journal of the Electrochemical Society164 (14)A3499-A3502(doi:10.1149/2.0311714jes). November 2017


The main challenges to implement sustainable energy storage technologies are the utilisation of earth-abundant recyclable materials, low costs, safe cell reactions and high performance, all in a single system.

Aluminium batteries seem to cover these requirements. However, their practical performance is still not comparable with the state of the art high performance batteries. A key aspect to further development could be the combination of aluminium with charge storage materials like conductive polymers in non-aqueous electrolytes taking advantage of the properties of each material. This review presents the approaches and perspectives for rechargeable aluminium-based batteries as sustainable high-performance energy storage devices.