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EnerVenue launches for metal-hydrogen batteries

by Melody M. Bomgardner
September 3, 2020 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 98, ISSUE 34

 

California-based EnerVenue has launched with $12 million in funding to develop metal-hydrogen batteries for large-scale renewable energy storage. The firm’s technology is based on the nickel-H2 batteries used on the International Space Station and Hubble Space Telescope. Founder Yi Cui, a professor of materials science and engineering at Stanford University, says EnerVenue’s version offers the same level of durability and extreme-temperature performance at a price competitive with terrestrial lithium-ion batteries.

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