Lithium Sulfur Battery Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Lithium Sulfur Battery Market Size & Share and It is Segmented by End-User (Aerospace, Electronics, Automotive, Power Sector, and Other End-Users) and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East and Africa). The Report Offers the Market Size and Forecasts in Terms of Revenue in USD for all the Above Segments.

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Study Period 2020 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 233 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 499.79 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 16.50 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Asia Pacific

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*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Lithium Sulfur Battery Market Analysis

The Lithium Sulfur Battery Market size is estimated at USD 233 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 499.79 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 16.5% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

  • Over the medium term, factors such as increasing demand for electric vehicles due to the various countries' supportive government policies and initiatives to reduce emissions and the increasing demand for energy storage devices amid increasing renewable energy installation drive growth in the market during the forecast period.
  • On the other hand, the high cost of lithium-sulfur batteries is likely to restrain the market growth during the forecast period.
  • Nevertheless, advancements in battery technology have dramatically increased the demand across end-user industries. Also, the government's investment is increasing to develop high-energy-density batteries for the military and aviation sectors. This will likely create immense opportunities for the market studied during the forecast period.
  • The Asia-Pacific is expected to be the largest and fastest-growing market during the forecast period, with most of the demand coming from countries like China, Japan, and other countries.

Lithium Sulfur Battery Market Trends

Aerospace Segment to Dominate the Market

  • In the aerospace sector, batteries are a vital component and have multiple applications in satellites, high-altitude aircraft, outer space vehicles, and unmanned aerial vehicles. Batteries in aerospace can be either primary (single-use) or secondary (rechargeable). Any battery designated for use as a power source in aircraft-installed or regularly carried equipment must be secure, have a high energy density, be lightweight, dependable, require minimal maintenance, and efficiently function in various environmental conditions.
  • The installation of lithium-sulfur batteries is increasing across the aerospace sector as this sector requires batteries with higher energy density. Therefore, it can provide longer-lasting and more powerful energy storage. The aerospace sector is also moving toward lower emission sources.
  • Lyten, a US-based battery startup company, is looking toward electric aircraft as a potential market for its energy-dense lithium-sulfur batteries. In June 2023, the company announced the commissioning of its lithium-sulfur battery pilot line in Silicon Valley. The lithium-sulfur pilot line is expected to start delivering commercial battery cells in 2023 to early adopting customers within the defense, logistics, automotive, and satellite sectors.
  • Furthermore, the utilization of drones for various purposes is increasing worldwide, which can be equipped with such batteries. The investment in manufacturing drones is growing significantly.
  • In July 2023, DroneShield was awarded a USD 33 million contract with an unnamed U.S. government agency. The contract covers the supply of equipment such as DroneGun Mk4, which can be used to disrupt the control and navigation capabilities of multiple drones.
  • The growth in the aviation sector is mainly driven by the increasing number of air passengers globally because of the cheaper airfare in recent times, developing economic conditions, and rising disposable income.
  • Due to the coronavirus pandemic, According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), commercial airlines generated about USD 727 billion in revenue in 2022. However, the market's revenue was estimated to reach USD 779 billion by the end of 2023.
  • The abovementioned factors will likely drive growth in the aerospace sector, boosting the demand for lithium-sulfur batteries during the forecast period.
Lithium Sulfur Battery Market: Revenue of Commercial Airlines

Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the global lithium-sulfur battery market. Countries in the region, such as China, Japan, and South Korea, are the leading supporters and are contributing to the growth of the market studied. Countries like Australia, India, and Vietnam are also following plans to set up lithium-based battery manufacturing facilities in their countries during the forecast period.
  • The region is significantly making efforts to supply clean electricity to every corner and reduce dependency on conventional fuels, such as kerosene and diesel, for their lighting and mobile phone charging needs. Lithium-sulfur battery integrated energy storage solutions will likely witness an increasing adoption rate due to their technical benefits, such as high energy density and storage capacity.
  • The demand for these batteries in the region is expected to grow rapidly, owing to the adoption of energy storage systems and electric vehicles for on-grid and off-grid applications. Further, the increasing installation of renewable energy generation facilities also boosts the demand for such batteries.
  • Furthermore, the Chinese government is investing in building charging stations nationwide to promote electric vehicle sales. For instance, in January 2022, the Chinese government announced plans to build enough charging stations for 20 million electric vehicles by 2025.
  • The development of charging infrastructure is propelling EV adoption in the country. As of May 2022, China Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Promotion Alliance (EVCIPA) confirmed that there were nearly 1.42 million charging stations across the country, including 806 AC charging stations, 613 thousand DC charging stations, and 485 DC-AC combined charging stations.
  • Japan aims to establish a policy named 'Well-to-Wheel Zero Emission,' in line with the global efforts to eliminate emissions, focusing on energy supply and vehicle innovation by 2050 and replacing all vehicles with EVs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by around 80% per vehicle, including an approximate 90% reduction per passenger vehicle. Such government initiatives are likely to increase the demand for electronic vehicles, which, in turn, is expected to increase the demand for lithium-sulfur batteries.
  • Similarly, in April 2023, the South Korean government, in partnership with the three leading battery companies (LG Energy Solution Ltd, Samsung SDI Co., Ltd and SK on Co., Ltd.), announced plans to jointly invest USD 15.1 billion by 2030 to develop advanced battery technologies, including solid-state batteries. 
  • The initiative will enable South Korea to begin commercial production of solid-state batteries ahead of global competitors. The participating battery firms will establish pilot production plants in South Korea, serving as centers for product development and manufacturing innovation. These facilities will be used to test and manufacture advanced products, including solid-state batteries, before initiating mass production at overseas production sites. As a part of this effort, LG Energy Solutions set out a target for commercializing the production of lithium-sulfur batteries by 2027, primarily for the aerospace sector to start with.
  • Therefore, based on the above factors, the Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the lithium-sulfur battery market during the forecast period.
Lithium Sulfur Battery Market: Growth Rate

Lithium Sulfur Battery Industry Overview

The lithium-sulfur battery market is fragmented. Some of the major players in the market include (in no particular order) GS Yuasa Corporation, LG Energy Solutions Ltd, Saft Groupe SA, Gelion PLC, and Sion Power Corporation, among others.

Lithium Sulfur Battery Market Leaders

  1. GS Yuasa Corporation

  2. LG Energy Solutions Ltd.

  3. Saft Groupe SA

  4. Gelion PLC

  5. Sion Power Corporation

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Lithium Sulfur Battery Market Concentration
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Lithium Sulfur Battery Market News

  • June 2023: Lyten Inc., a United States-based battery manufacturer, announced the commissioning of its lithium-sulfur battery pilot line in Silicon Valley. The lithium-sulfur pilot line is expected to start delivering commercial battery cells by the end of 2023 to early adopting customers within the defense, logistics, automotive, and satellite sectors.
  • May 2023: the Australian battery technology company Li-S Energy announced the development of 20-layer battery cells utilizing third-generation semi-solid-state lithium-sulfur battery technology. Compared to current lithium-ion (Li-ion) cells, this performance is nearly double the gravimetric energy density and a comparable volumetric energy density.

Lithium Sulfur Battery Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Scope of the Study

    2. 1.2 Market Definition

    3. 1.3 Study Assumptions

  2. 2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  3. 3. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  4. 4. MARKET OVERVIEW

    1. 4.1 Introduction

    2. 4.2 Market Size and Demand Forecast in USD, till 2028

    3. 4.3 Recent Trends and Developments

    4. 4.4 Government Policies and Regulations

    5. 4.5 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.5.1 Drivers

        1. 4.5.1.1 Growing Adoption of Electric Vehicles

        2. 4.5.1.2 Increasing Demand for Energy Storage Systems (ESS)

      2. 4.5.2 Restraints

        1. 4.5.2.1 Limited Cycle Life and Durability

    6. 4.6 Supply Chain Analysis

    7. 4.7 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.7.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.7.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.7.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.7.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.7.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 End User

      1. 5.1.1 Aerospace

      2. 5.1.2 Electronics

      3. 5.1.3 Automotive

      4. 5.1.4 Power Sector

      5. 5.1.5 Other End Users

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. 5.2.1.1 United States

        2. 5.2.1.2 Canada

        3. 5.2.1.3 Rest of North America

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. 5.2.2.1 Germany

        2. 5.2.2.2 France

        3. 5.2.2.3 United Kingdom

        4. 5.2.2.4 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.2.3.1 China

        2. 5.2.3.2 India

        3. 5.2.3.3 Japan

        4. 5.2.3.4 South Korea

        5. 5.2.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 South America

        1. 5.2.4.1 Brazil

        2. 5.2.4.2 Argentina

        3. 5.2.4.3 Rest of South America

      5. 5.2.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. 5.2.5.1 Saudi Arabia

        2. 5.2.5.2 United Arab Emirates

        3. 5.2.5.3 South Africa

        4. 5.2.5.4 Rest of Middle East and Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 GS Yuasa Corporation

      2. 6.3.2 Sion Power Corporation

      3. 6.3.3 LG Energy Solutions Ltd

      4. 6.3.4 Li-S Energy Limited

      5. 6.3.5 Polyplus Battery Co.

      6. 6.3.6 Saft Groupe SA

      7. 6.3.7 Gelion PLC

      8. 6.3.8 LYTEN Batteries Inc.

    4. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

    1. 7.1 Advancements in Battery Technology

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Lithium Sulfur Battery Industry Segmentation

Lithium-sulfur battery (Li-S) is a type of rechargeable battery that utilizes sulfur as the cathode and lithium as the anode. In a lithium-sulfur battery, during discharge, lithium ions from the anode react with sulfur at the cathode, forming lithium sulfide and releasing electrons.

The lithium-sulfur battery market is segmented by end user and geography. By end user, the market is segmented into aerospace, electronics, automotive, power sector, and other end users. The report also covers the size and forecasts for the lithium-sulfur battery market across major regions. The market sizing and forecasts are based on revenue (USD) for each segment.

End User
Aerospace
Electronics
Automotive
Power Sector
Other End Users
Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Rest of North America
Europe
Germany
France
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
India
Japan
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of South America
Middle East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa
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Lithium Sulfur Battery Market Research Faqs

The Lithium Sulfur Battery Market size is expected to reach USD 233 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 16.5% to reach USD 499.79 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Lithium Sulfur Battery Market size is expected to reach USD 233 billion.

GS Yuasa Corporation, LG Energy Solutions Ltd., Saft Groupe SA, Gelion PLC and Sion Power Corporation are the major companies operating in the Lithium Sulfur Battery Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Lithium Sulfur Battery Market.

Lithium Sulfur Battery Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 Lithium Sulfur Battery market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Lithium Sulfur Battery analysis includes a market forecast outlook to for 2024 to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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