Energy innovation is alive and well from the labs of scientists and researchers across the U.S. But the startups and the investors are getting quieter.
You probably heard about the metal air battery recently because Tesla was granted around it. But what exactly is it and what does Tesla want with it?
A well-funded startup spun out of Arizona State University called Fluidic Energy unveiled a glimpse of its zinc air batteries for one of the first times this week. The batteries are already being tested in developing countries where grid power is unreliable.
Battery innovation, at least at the prototype level, is alive and well in the U.S. and could even lead the next-generation of transportation and grid tech.
Today the DOE has awarded $92 million for 43 new projects under the highly competitive ARPA-E program for high risk greentech research, marking the last of the ARPA-E grants to be funded under the Recovery Act.