Tin in Other Battery Technologies

A number of other battery technologies are under development, particularly for larger scale utility power storage. For tin there may be opportunities in liquid metal technologies, as a catalyst in redox flow batteries or as a promoter in some metal-air batteries. 

Tin-iron redox flow battery looks promising

Tin-iron redox flow battery looks promising

Scientists at Shenzhen University, China are developing a 'promising' new tin-iron redox flow battery for low-cost, long-term energy storage. A family of similar iron-based redox flow batteries has been under development worldwide for long-term utility electricity...

Liquid tin bismuth battery for grid-scale energy storage

Liquid tin bismuth battery for grid-scale energy storage

A team at University of Kentucky have patented a liquid metal battery using tin and bismuth electrodes, with molten zinc chloride, for grid-scale energy storage. The Liquid Metal Battery (LMB) concept is decades old but has been first re-invented in modern times by...