Eni has filed a patent for a metal-air battery design with a current collector, metal electrode, air electrode, solid electrolyte, and discharge product release capability. The innovative battery configuration aims to enhance energy storage efficiency. GlobalData’s report on Eni gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Eni, Microscale biofuel reactors was a key innovation area identified from patents. Eni's grant share as of January 2024 was 64%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Metal-air battery with discharge product release capability

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Eni SpA

A metal-air battery patent (Publication Number: US20240039086A1) describes a novel battery design comprising a current collector, metal electrode, air electrode, and solid electrolyte. The battery is configured to release a discharge product, with the metal electrode typically being an alkali metal like sodium. The solid electrolyte can be in the form of a vessel or tube, with the discharge product being released when contacted by a fluid. The patent also details methods for converting the discharge product to a metal, collecting the discharge product, and manufacturing the metal-air battery. Additionally, the patent discusses systems and methods for electrolytically producing a metal and using it in a metal-air battery, as well as techniques for charging and operating the battery efficiently.

Furthermore, the patent outlines applications of the metal-air battery in electric vehicles, including ground, air, and water vehicles. It also explores methods for carbon sequestration by utilizing the discharge product emitted from the electric vehicle. The patent delves into thermochemical processes for producing metal from metal salts and describes systems for electrolysis cell production of metal and metal-air batteries. Overall, the patent presents a comprehensive overview of innovative metal-air battery technology, offering insights into various aspects of battery design, manufacturing, and operation, as well as potential environmental applications and advancements in metal processing techniques.

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