Functionalizing sustainable natural binders for energy storage devices (ARC Discovery Project administered by Griffith University) (2017–2019)
High cost and non-regenerable resources as well as the safety issues of existing energy storage devices have
been hindering the electrification of portable electronic devices and vehicles and utilization of intermittent solar
and wind energy. In order to tackle these problems, this project aims to functionalize sustainable natural
polymers so as to develop novel green electrode manufacturing technologies for new generation of lithium ion
batteries, sodium ion batteries and aluminium ion batteries with greatly reduced production and environmental
cost. The in-depth understandings from the combination of experiments and computation simulations will help
create new effective strategies to realize low cost, long-life and safe batteries.