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Narrator: From powering our mobile devices, electric vehicles and homes, to providing grid-scale energy storage,
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lithium-ion batteries have revolutionised the way we live in the world.
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In Australia we have significant reserves of all the raw materials needed to make batteries,
and the world-class resources to manufacture them.
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But did you know that 100% of Australia’s lithium-ion batteries are currently imported from overseas?
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What if we could build the whole battery value chain right here?
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Australia has capabilities in mining, and we’re building our capability in processing battery active materials and cell manufacture.
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Utilising this existing knowledge could contribute $7.4 billion annually to Australia’s economy.
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Here at CSIRO, we have the skills and knowledge required to deliver more sustainable energy efficient solutions.
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And we’re working on developing some of the key technologies needed to reach the next generation of higher energy storage systems.
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But as technology advances into the future, our energy storage requirements will also need to be revolutionized. We’ll need: new management systems to integrate more renewable energy into an electricity network that was originally designed for fossil fuel technologies;
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and disruptive change, to propel us towards meeting our future energy needs reliably, sustainably and at lowest cost.
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That’s why we’ve launched the Revolutionary Energy Storage Systems Future Science Platform.
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A science investment focused on solving the critical science and technology challenges that will take us well beyond the limitations of today’s energy storage.
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This FSP aims to unlock the secret to efficient, clean and safe energy storage that could see us charge electric vehicles as easily as we now fill our petrol tanks, or keep our portable devices charged for many days without the need to recharge.
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The opportunities in future energy storage are exciting and boundless, but it all starts with building a reliable and safe value chain here in Australia.
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To learn more about how we’re revolutionising battery manufacturing in Australia, visit csiro.au
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