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Energy Storage

BASF and NGK to boost sodium-sulfur batteries

by Alex Scott
November 17, 2019 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 97, ISSUE 45

 

BASF and the Japanese ceramic producer NGK Insulators have agreed to improve sodium-sulfur batteries for stationary applications like power grids. The firms plan to enhance the performance of sodium-sulfur batteries, which typically deliver less energy over a longer period than lithium-ion batteries. BASF brings expertise in battery materials, while NGK’s capability lies in battery design and manufacture. The agreement builds on a battery sales partnership that the partners established in June.

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