The company Eos Energy Storage will offer Zinc Air batteries from the year 2013.
Technology developed and tested in laboratory for several years, this battery technology offers a good energy density with a lower production cost and environmental impact.
Developed for domestic, commercial and automotive storage, the 700 to $ 1,000 per kWh for Lithium-Ion are here equivalent to $ 160 per kWh for the Aurora 1000 Technology. The raw material, Zinc is abundant, easy to extract and mostly, non-toxic ...
Eos’ Zinc Air technology Aurora 1000 announces 10.000 charge cycles or 30 years of operation while providing a faster recharge than the Lithium.
In an automotive application Eos announces that a 70kWh battery would cost $ 12,000 for a range of 300 to 340 miles (482 to 547km).
Eos Energy is also developing the Vista Zinc Air flow battery technology that enables refueling instead of recharging, a fuel cell based on Zinc.