MIIT responded to the proposal to vigorously develop sodium-ion batteries in China on Wednesday. The organization plans to coordinate the research institutions involved in the issue to formulate a standard for sodium-ion batteries and will support them in their formulations and approvals.
The main task for reducing carbon emissions is to significantly increase the proportion of new energy products and services. New batteries, such as lithium-ion batteries and sodium-ion batteries, are important foundations for applying new forms of energy deployment in many areas.
A sodium-ion battery works similarly to a lithium-ion battery in that both types depend on the movement of ions between the positive and negative electrodes. In recent years, sodium-ion batteries have gradually been put into large-scale experimental demonstration. In June 2018, the first low-speed electric vehicle powered by sodium-ion battery came out. In June 2021, HiNa Battery Technology Co., Ltd. launched the world’s first 1 MWh sodium-ion battery storage system.
MIIT says it will study sodium-ion battery standards and policies in line with national policies and industry trends, and consider relevant standards. He will guide the battery industry to develop in a healthy and orderly manner. MIIT will further strengthen the provisions of the “14th Five Year Plan” plan and policy documents. It will facilitate advanced technology R&D, improve supporting policies and expand applications in the market as a whole.
MIIT adds that the relevant product catalogs should be improved in parallel with their industrial development, in order to accelerate the application of sodium-ion batteries with better performance and to meet the requirements of new power plants, vehicles, communication base stations. and other areas.
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