Ten-year Forecast of Disruptive Technologies on Batteries and Energy Storage

This report will help you to understand the effects of the top-25 disruptive technologies on the batteries and energy storage market.


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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 13 Dec 2011
Product format: Digital Copy, Hard Copy
Number of pages: 98
Forecast range: 2011-2021
Ten-year Forecast of Disruptive Technologies on Batteries and Energy Storage
  • Ten-year Forecast of Disruptive Technologies for Batteries and Energy Storage will help you to identify and understand the effects of the top-25 disruptive technologies on the industry and your business
  • With transition tables and analysis for each technology, it is the essential planning and strategy guide, providing exclusive analysis and ten-year forecasts, detailing current and emerging trends.



  • Definitions and descriptions of the disruptive technologies that could impact the future of the batteries market and energy storage market and an assessment of their potential impact to 2021
  • Exclusive batteries market and energy storage market technology forecasts clearly illustrated with extensive tables and figures
  • Technology transition tables - providing forecasts for the next five and ten years for each of the top-25 disruptive technologies


Ten-year Forecast of Disruptive Technologies for Batteries and Energy Storageis the result of comprehensive primary research incorporating interviews with a panel of experts (representing a mix of perspectives) and secondary research (conference and market reports, news items, company websites, etc.). The expert responses were tabulated and ranked to form the overall top-25 technologies. Technology transition tables for each of the top 25 were created to provide a more detailed description of each item. The report provides a unique depth of information and analysis on the drivers and trends affecting each technology, and forecasts what the technology will look like in 2016 and 2021.


  • Understand the top global trends in energy storage for: automotive, industrial/large-scale energy storage, and consumer products
  • Use scenario plans of emerging trends and ten-year predictions of disruptive technologies to plan future strategies with confidence
  • Use industry forecasts to 2021 to identify business opportunities and developments


  • The top-25 disruptive technologies in batteries and energy storage across automotive, industrial, nanotech, consumer products and raw materials
  • The front runners that are on target to displace currently used energy storage - large and small scale
  • The technology that will dominate the market until 2021, in easy to read technology tables


  • Battery developers and suppliers
  • Alternative energy providers
  • Energy storage specialists
  • Component and raw material suppliers
  • Automotive manufacturers
  • Technology investors, planners and engineers
  • Industry consultants and analysts


  • One hard copy of the report couriered (see order form for postage costs) to you on publication date
  • Electronic copy with searchable PDF
  • Global intranet licence allowing everyone in your organisation electronic access to the study

Table of Contents



  • Report scope, objective
  • Methodology
  • Definitions, abbreviations and chemical symbols


  • General background
  • Battery and energy storage markets
  • Batteries (and ultracapacitors) for automotive engine starting and stopstart application
  • Automotive: pure electric vehicles
  • Hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
  • Issues with lithium-ion for automotive applications
  • Lithium-air
  • Ultracapacitors
  • Automotive fuel cells
  • Large-scale energy storage


  • Individual disruptive technologies with greatest impact and probability of success
  • Growth in automobiles using stop-start technology
  • Influence of fuel efficiency/carbon emissions legislation on battery/ ultracapacitor/fuel cell developments
  • Lithium-ion batteries: threat to NiMH batteries in hybrid electric vehicles
  • Pumped hydroelectricity for large-scale energy storage
  • Disappointing market growth for electric and hybrid electric vehicles forces battery manufacturers to seek alternative markets
  • Ultrabattery (CSIRO/Furukawa) presents threat to NiMH and Li-ion in hybrid electric vehicles
  • Improvements in battery charging and infrastructure (including fast charging)
  • A123 Systems lithium iron phosphate: threat to other lithium ion chemistries (and other battery systems) in hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
  • Safety/performance/reliability/cost concerns about lithium force Li-ion out of the automotive market resulting in the search for alternative energy sources for EV/HEV/PHEV
  • Synergistic development of batteries/ ultracapacitors/fuel cells
  • Low-power displays to improve battery lifetime of mobile electronics
  • Sodium-sulphur/sodium beta high temperature battery
  • Rare earth metal supply constraints
  • Axion Power PbC battery presents threat to NiMH/Li-ion in hybrid electric vehicles
  • Nanotechnology/nanomaterials: threat to batteries not using this technology
  • Ultracapacitors: threat to lead-acid batteries for automotive start stop applications, and to all batteries for hybrid electric vehicles
  • Nanoscale technology to improve lithium iron phosphate battery performance
  • Development of ultra-high specific energy rechargeable lithium-air batteries based on protected lithium metal electrodes (PolyPlus battery company)
  • Altairnano (nano-structured lithium titanate spinel oxide (LTO) electrode materials) for Li-ion batteries
  • Low-power circuits/CPU
  • Ultra-high energy, low-cost lithium ion batteries enabled by disruptive new manufacturing processes (Applied Materials)
  • High-energy lithium air batteries: (Missouri University of Science and Technology)
  • Flywheels (e.g. Beacon Power)
  • Nanoparticulate processing technology
  • Energy harvesting


  • Automotive
  • Stop-start operation
  • Electric vehicles
  • Hybrid electric vehicle
  • Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
  • Advanced battery technology
  • Industrial/Large-scale energy storage
  • Nanotechnology/nanomaterials
  • Consumer
  • Raw materials
  • The 25 disruptive technologies and their likely impact to 2021
  • How disruptive technologies displace existing technologies
  • Maximum practical specific energy from different battery chemistries
  • Wh/kg and Wh/L for different battery systems
  • Start-Stop market to 2020
  • Worldwide installed storage capacity for electrical energy
  • Positioning of energy storage technologies
  • The Ultrabattery
  • HRL Laboratories's Ultracapacitor + Li-ion battery
  • Nano-titanate battery construction
  • EV market forecast by world region
  • PHEV market forecast by world region
  • Flow battery diagram
  • Nanotube structure
  • Fullerene structure

Tables and Figures

  • Energy storage technologies classified by development status
  • Lithium-ion battery chemistries
  • Lithium-ion battery technology transition table
  • Nissan Leaf cost of ownership
  • Axion Power PbC battery data
  • Advantages and challenges for nanotechnology
  • Discharge capacities of Li-ion intercalants relative to average particle size
  • Stop-start technology: technology transition, 2011-21
  • Legislation impact: technology transition, 2011-21
  • Lithium-ion threat to NiMH: technology transition, 2011-21
  • Pumped hydroelectricity: technology transition, 2011-21
  • EVs/HEVs: technology transition, 2011-21
  • Ultrabattery threat to NiMH and Li-ion: technology transition, 2011-21
  • Battery charging/infrastructure: technology transition, 2011-21
  • A123 Systems LiFePO4: technology transition, 2011-21
  • Li-ion safety/performance/reliability/ cost: technology transition, 2011-21
  • Synergistic development of batteries/ ultracapacitors/fuel cells: technology transition, 2011-21
  • Low-power displays: technology transition, 2011-21
  • High-temperature battery: technology transition, 2011-21
  • Rare earth metal supply constraints: technology transition, 2011-21
  • Axion Power PbC battery: technology transition, 2011-21
  • Nanotechnology: technology transition, 2011-21
  • Ultracapacitors: technology transition, 2011-21
  • Nanoscale technology for LiFePO4: technology transition, 2011-21
  • Polyplus lithium-air: technology transition, 2011-21
  • Altairnano Li-ion battery: technology transition, 2011-21
  • Low-power circuits/CPU: technology transition, 2011-21
  • Applied Materials manufacturing process for Li-ion: technology transition, 2011-21
  • High-energy lithium air batteries: technology transition, 2011-21
  • Flywheels: technology transition, 2011-21
  • Nanoparticulate processing technology: technology transition, 2011-21
  • Energy harvesting: technology transition, 2011-21