A new battery innovation borrows from nature and could solve some big problems with using silicon in lithium in batteries.
Former politicians usually don’t have good odds when it comes to picking the best startups to join. But with Steven Chu’s long scientific career in his pocket, he’ll probably do better than most.
Look for the next generation of batteries, particularly for the power grid, to come out this year from some interesting startups.
Amprius’ lithium ion batteries can deliver gadgets that last 25 percent longer between charges. The company is now working on commercializing those batteries and even looking at using them for electric cars.
Venture capital-backed lithium ion battery startup Amprius is finally moving into commercial production, with an announcement that it has OEM partners in place, and will start making its second-gen batteries later this year.
Here’s 13 rare battery startups working on next-generation manufacturing, chemistry and printing technologies. These battery companies could create innovation that could revolutionize electric cars, the power grid and how we charge up our gadgets and cell phones.
A lithium ion battery that can charge in five minutes and last for five times longer than the standard — that’s the goal for startup Prieto Battery, which just raised $5.5 million of a planned $6.8 million round.
How many of us have gone through numerous batteries for our laptops, because aging batteries start to lose their ability to charge? Yep, me too. Stanford’s materials scientist Yi Cui is working on a lithium ion battery that could last six times longer.
Materials giant 3M has a new battery innovation that could deliver gadgets that could run for 40 percent longer without being charged, or could be significantly smaller with standard battery life.
A lack of progress for battery technology is (arguably) the single biggest barrier for gadgets, electric vehicles, and the power grid. But there’s hundreds of researchers, entrepreneurs, universities and large companies working on battery breakthroughs. Here’s 25 you should know about: