Biomass-derived carbons for sodium-ion batteries and sodium-ion capacitors

Jianhui Zhu, James Roscow, Sundaram Chandrasekaran, Libo Deng, Peixin Zhang, Tingshu He, Kuo Wang, Licong Huang

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In the past decade, the rapid development of portable electronic devices, electric vehicles, and electrical devices has stimulated extensive interest in fundamental research and the commercialization of electrochemical energy-storage systems. Biomass-derived carbon has garnered significant research attention as an efficient, inexpensive, and eco-friendly active material for energy-storage systems. Therefore, high-performance carbonaceous materials, derived from renewable sources, have been utilized as electrode materials in sodium-ion batteries and sodium-ion capacitors. Herein, the charge-storage mechanism and utilization of biomass-derived carbon for sodium storage in batteries and capacitors are summarized. In particular, the structure–performance relationship of biomass-derived carbon for sodium storage in the form of batteries and capacitors is discussed. Despite the fact that further research is required to optimize the process and application of biomass-derived carbon in energy-storage devices, the current review demonstrates the potential of carbonaceous materials for next-generation sodium-related energy-storage applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1275-1295
Number of pages21
Issue number6
Early online date15 Feb 2020
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2020


  • batteries
  • biomass
  • capacitors
  • electrochemistry
  • sodium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Energy(all)


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