Projects

Grid-level Electricity Storage

  It has long been understood that if batteries were able to achieve the price and energy storage performance of fossil fuels, the world would be a vastly different place. We would drive cleaner vehicles, the word “intermittency” would not come up in conversations about renewables and the grid, geopolitics in volatile oil producing regions… read more…

Environmentally Sound Metal Production

Imagine if the by-product of the metal produced in a smelter were oxygen instead of carbon dioxide. Molten oxide electrolysis (MOE), a transformational technology that can dramatically mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from ironmaking, has been successfully demonstrated at the laboratory-bench scale at MIT under sponsorship from the American steel industry through the American Iron and… read more…

research at mit

GroupSadoway focuses to establish the scientific underpinnings for technologies that make efficient use of energy and natural resources in an environmentally sound manner. The overarching focus of the group’s work is electrochemistry in nonaqueous media. The liquid metal battery project seeks to develop a low cost and long lifespan battery for grid-scale stationary energy storage. The battery utilizes three liquid layers as the… read more…