A partnership between the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) of The University of Queensland (UQ) and Graphene Manufacturing Group will aim to push forward the commercialization of graphene-enhanced batteries. The parties received financial support from the Australian Federal Government Economic Accelerator Seed Grant to promote the development of Graphene Aluminium-Ion Battery Technology.
“UQ will supply the material engineering technology and GMG has the battery fabrication facility so together we can further develop the Graphene Aluminium-Ion Battery Technology,” AIBN's Dr. Xiaodan Huang said. “A key feature of this battery technology is the faster recharging rate and longer life.
“GMG Graphene Aluminium-Ion battery technology could be scaled for use in mining equipment or grid storage. The increase in collaboration follows UQ patented processing technique for creating holes in graphene allowing improved ion storage capacity.”
“With the demand for batteries increasing this locally developed technology has the potential to make a positive global impact,” Dr Huang said.