On August 25, the website of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued a reply to the proposal made by Gao Yaguang, a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and Vice Mayor of Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province. In its reply, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology stated that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, together with the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Finance, will earnestly absorb, study and implement the relevant recommendations in the “Proposal on Vigorously Developing Sodium Ion Batteries in my country” proposed by Gao Yaguang. The reply clearly stated that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will strengthen the development of sodium-ion batteries in policy documents related to the “14th Five-Year Plan” and promote the full commercialization of sodium-ion batteries.
The reply from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology pointed out that new batteries such as lithium-ion batteries and sodium-ion batteries, as ballast stones that promote the development of the new energy industry, are one of the key supports for achieving the goal of carbon peak and carbon neutrality. Relevant state departments attach great importance to the development of the new battery industry. During the “13th Five-Year Plan” period, the Ministry of Science and Technology carried out a systematic deployment of battery energy storage related technologies through a key special project of the national key research and development plan “Smart Grid Technology and Equipment”. Among them, sodium-based energy storage battery technology, as one of the key support directions, has made significant progress under the promotion of a series of projects such as “Research on basic scientific issues of high-safety, long-life and low-cost sodium-based energy storage batteries”.
The reply from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology stated that sodium-ion batteries have advantages in terms of resource abundance and cost. At the same time, sodium and lithium have similar physical and chemical properties and storage mechanisms, and sodium-ion batteries have relatively stable electrochemical performance and safety. On the other hand, in the process of industrialization, sodium ion batteries still have problems such as low energy density, short cycle life, and imperfect supporting supply chain and industrial chain, and they are still in commercialization exploration and continuous improvement.It is expected that in the future, with the increase of industrial investment, the maturity of technology and the gradual improvement of the industrial chain, cost-effective sodium-ion batteries are expected to become an important supplement to lithium-ion batteries, especially in the field of stationary energy storage, which will have good development prospects.
In the “Proposal on Vigorously Developing Sodium Ion Batteries in my country”, Gao Yaguang mainly put forward suggestions on including sodium ion batteries in relevant development plans and key scientific and technological support plans, promoting market applications, promoting the establishment of standards, and giving policy support.
In response to the above suggestions, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology replied,The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will strengthen its layout in policy documents related to the “14th Five-Year Plan”, starting from various aspects such as promoting cutting-edge technology research, improving supporting policies, and opening up market applications. High-quality development.The Ministry of Science and Technology will implement the “Energy Storage and Smart Grid Technology” key special project during the “14th Five-Year Plan” period, andList sodium-ion battery technology as a sub-task to further promote the large-scale and low-cost sodium-ion battery, Improve overall performance.
In terms of promoting marketization, relevant departments will support sodium-ion batteries to accelerate the transformation of innovation achievements and support the construction of advanced product mass production capacity.At the same time, according to the industry development process, the relevant product catalog will be perfected in a timely manner to promote the use of sodium-ion batteries with excellent performance and qualified conditions.New energy power stations, vehicles, communication base stationsAccelerate the application in other fields; through the collaborative innovation of industry, university and research,Promote the full commercialization of sodium ion batteries.
At the same time, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will organize relevant standards research institutionsCarry out the formulation of sodium-ion battery standards in a timely manner, and provide support in the procedures of standard project establishment and standard approval. In accordance with national policies and industry trends, and in conjunction with relevant standards, we will study regulations and policies related to the sodium-ion battery industry to guide the healthy and orderly development of the industry.
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology replied that it will sort out the energy and electronics industry chain and coordinate resources to support the development of new energy storage batteries such as lithium-ion batteries and sodium-ion batteries. Focus on market-oriented means, promote the formation of a more reasonable and efficient business model, and solve common problems faced in the process of industrial development through the establishment of a sound development mechanism.
According to previous reports from Nandu, at the end of July 2021,Ningde eraOfficially released its first-generation sodium-ion battery products.according toNingde eraAccording to Huang Qisen, deputy dean of the research institute, sodium-ion batteries have advantages over lithium-ion batteries in terms of fast charging, low-temperature performance, and safety and stability. Although they are not as good as lithium-ion batteries in terms of energy density, they can be mixed and applied through system integration. These batteries have complementary advantages in electric vehicles. Huang Qisen said,Ningde eraThe self-developed lithium-sodium battery system is expected to open up a new commercial battery route for sodium-ion batteries. CATL plans to form a basic sodium-ion battery industry chain in 2023.
(Source: Southern Metropolis Daily)