1. Inside the Race to Build the Battery of Tomorrow

    Inside the Race to Build the Battery of Tomorrow

    The battery might be the least sexy piece of technology ever invented. The lack of glamour is especially conspicuous on the lower floors of MIT’s materials science department, where one lab devoted to building and testing the next world-changing energy storage device could easily be mistaken for a storage closet. 

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    1. A battery will do for the electricity supply chain what refrigeration did to our food supply chain.
    2. In any capital-intensive industry, industry will stand in the way of innovation.
    3. These are very early stage, high-risk technologies.
    4. Our main piece of manufacturing assembly equipment comes out of the food packaging industry.
    5. We need to get more of these things out into the field.
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      Solar Photovoltaic, Wave, Tidal, Hydro, Wind
    2. Storage Market:

      Commercial & Industrial, Military, Residential & Community & Microgrid, Smart Grid, Utility Grid, Vehicle-to-Grid/Home
    3. Storage Technology:

      Compressed Air/Gas, Flow Battery, Flywheel, Hydrogen, Lead, Liquid Metal, Lithium, Magnesium, Mechanical Storage, Nickel, Sodium, Supercapacitors, Thermal, Vanadium, Zinc
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