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How close are we to the perfect battery? | Podcast

Advancements in technology could accelerate electrification

When can we expect to see a lithium-ion battery that costs half as much as today, charges an EV in minutes and is made from recyclable materials? 

Accelerating the energy transition requires more and more electrification every year. Powering our micro grids, electric vehicles and devices with the most efficient batteries possible is crucial. One of the main issues with batteries today is they emit a lot of heat; energy is wasted as its expelled, leading to inefficiencies, not to mention safety concerns.  

KULR, a maker of energy management platforms and batteries, think they have a solution. On the Interchange Recharged today, host David Banmiller is joined by Michael Mo, CEO of KULR. They combine battery safety with advancements in AI-powered data analytics to manage energy more efficiently. Michael discusses with David the advancements in battery technology and how they can accelerate electrification.  

It’s not just batteries that would benefit from advanced cooling and AI – energy storage will also see the benefits. High-powered battery cells, stacked in a configuration of 18 units, provide safe energy when its needed. These modular based storage cells are cooled by a thermal management system.  

The real-world uses for the next generation of batteries, from aviation to space exploration (Michael gives us some details on the KULR/NASA partnership never previously released), could deliver on the biggest need we have in the energy transition: fast-charging, safe, powerful, recyclable batteries. 

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