Status of All-Solid-State Battery Development for Automotive Applications

[Kansai] Rechargeable Battery Expo: Presentations by AIST, Murata Manufacturing, and Idemitsu Kosan



  This report summarizes three seminars on the topic of all-solid-state batteries held at the 7th [Kansai] Rechargeable Battery Expo (September 9-11, 2020, at INTEX Osaka) organized by Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.

  • Present Status and Future Prospects of All-Solid-State Lithium-Ion Batteries (LIB): Dr. Hironori Kobayashi, Director of Research, Energy and Environment Division - Battery Technology Research Division, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), National Research and Development Agency
  • Development of Batteries for IoT with a Focus on Oxide-based All-Solid-State Batteries: Mr. Masayuki Nagamine, Chief Material Researcher, Battery Development Department, Device Center, Technology & Business Development Division, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Murata Manufacturing)
  • Characteristics of Sulfide-based Solid Electrolytes and Efforts to Reduce Their Resistance: Mr. Hiroyuki Higuchi, Senior Researcher, Solid State Battery Materials Laboratory, Next Generation Technology Research Laboratory, Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. (Idemitsu Kosan)

  The content of this report is based on the overall information presented by Dr. Kobayashi of AIST, oxide-based information presented by Mr. Nagamine of Murata Manufacturing, and sulfide related information presented by Mr. Higuchi of Idemitsu Kosan, summarizing the topics common to the development of all-solid-state batteries.

  While other events continue to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, this Expo was held as scheduled with each company’s exhibition booths and seminars. Three of the thirteen seminars at the conference were on the subject of solid-state batteries reflecting the vigorous development activities and high level of interest in the topic.

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A view of the courtyard surrounded by exhibition halls at INTEX Osaka. The auditorium was filled from the front row, indicating a high level of interest in all-solid-state batteries.

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