Lithium ion batteries
Capitalising on the lithium-ion waste resource challenge in South Australia
The electric vehicle (EV) revolution promises a future of low-emissions transportation and is essential if Australia is to meet its climate obligations. However, it is creating challenges too. This report explores how lithium-ion battery waste can be recycled and transformed into valuable commodities and argues...
A Quad partnership to secure battery value chains
This paper argues that the new role for renewable energy systems will demand a rapid transformation in the global battery industry. Battery demand is expected to increase dramatically in coming years, as a greater share of renewables in the energy mix requires significant build-out of...
Implementing community-scale batteries: regulatory, technical and logistical considerations
Due to their unique size and position in the grid, community-scale batteries have the potential to play an integral role in Australia’s transition to a decentralised grid. This research reveals enthusiasm for storage of this scale and outlines the considerations needed for the practical deployment...
Five steps to energy storage
The topic of this briefing is energy storage. Leaders from 17 countries were interviewed on topics exploring recent progress in terms of technology, business models and enabling policies. This document showcases these in 10 case studies.
Climate Central Solutions Brief: battery energy storage
Batteries are having a moment. This briefing paper describes the rapid growth of battery storage capacity in the United States, and how it can be used to reduce carbon emissions, while making the power grid more resilient to extreme weather.
The lithium-ion battery value chain: new economy opportunities for Australia
The new energy revolution and accelerating growth in demand for lithium-ion batteries provides an opportunity for Australia. As the world’s largest producer of lithium, with mineral reserves covering 90% of the elements required in lithium-ion battery chemistry, Australia has undeniable competitive advantages that need to...