Biomass-derived nanostructured carbons and their composites as anode materials for lithium ion batteries

This review provides a critical analysis and comparison of biomass-derived carbons and their composites for lithium-ion batteries anodes, coupled with an important insight into the remaining challenges and future directions in the field

Wenyu Long; Baizeng Fang; Anna Ignaszak; Zhuangzhi Wu; Yan-Jie Wang; David Wilkinson

2017

Scholarcy highlights

  • Since ever-increasing energy demands stimulated intensive research activities on lithium-ion batteries, biomass as an earth-abundant renewable energy source has played an intriguing and promising role in developing sustainable biomass-derived carbons and their composite materials for high-performance LIB anodes
  • Different from other materials, biomass-derived carbons and their composite materials have been applied more and more to LIBs due to their advantages such as low cost, green and eco-friendly synthesis, easy accessibility, sustainable strategy, and improved battery performance, including capacity, cycling property, and stability/durability. This tutorial review focusing on biomass-derived carbons and their composites in the application of LIB anodes will act as a strategic guide to build a close connection between renewable materials and electrochemical energy storage devices
  • This review provides a critical analysis and comparison of biomass-derived carbons and their composites for LIB anodes, coupled with an important insight into the remaining challenges and future directions in the field
  • Biomass-derived nanostructured carbons and their composites as anode materials for lithium ion batteries

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