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Tech Guru Unveils New Battery To Challenge Lithium-Ion

Posted by BFP Staff on Aug 11, 2017 at 10:26 AM

Applications of the new alkaline battery technology would be consumer electronics, electric cars, and energy storage.

By Tsvetana Paraskova for Oilprice.com
The rise of electric vehicles and the quest to find solutions to energy storage for the renewables industry have created a breeding ground for tech experts to develop battery technologies.
Last week, Sun Microsystems co-founder Bill Joy and the company he currently backs, Ionic Materials, unveiled a solid-state alkaline battery design that they claim would be cheaper and safer than the lithium-ion battery.
“What people didn’t really realize is that alkaline batteries could be made rechargeable,” Joy told Bloomberg in a phone interview last week. “I think people had given up,” Joy noted.

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