Wednesday, March 2, 2011

PolyPlus: Water Batteries Could Be Comin’ Soon

Batteries made of lithium and seawater (or just plain tap water for that matter) could be on their way to a marine market near you. That’s courtesy of a technology made by a 11-year-old company called PolyPlus and various partnerships, which hails out of Lawrence Berkeley Labs and has a grant from the Department of Energy’s high risk, early-stage ARPA-E program. At the annual ARPA-E Summit this week, PolyPlus was highlighted as a potential game-changer by ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar, and I got a chance to sit down with PolyPlus CTO Steven Visco on Monday. More>