I don't usually write diaries, finding that posting comments mostly suits my purposes. I came across an article that if it pans out will be a true paradigm shift so revolutionary, affecting industries like battery manufactures, auto makers and oil companies. Also, it would be of tremendous advantage to reduce carbon emissions that threaten the future of our planet. I was so excited, because the concept is simple to understand, yet, bringing this new invention into mass production may still have major hurdles to overcome. batteries obsolete? more
I can already predict, that utilities, battery companies, automakers, and oil companies, would spend large sums of money to sabatoge this kind of technology because it would threatend their very existence. Never mind that this would be a major advance in favor of alleviating the very threat to our planet with global warming. The oil companies are notorious, in the past, to buy out inventions and bury them or to destroy their inventors from ever reaching the light of day.
The achilles heel for the electric car has always been the inefficiency of the battery storage system. They are outright expensive to start of with, and they are also inefficient in their storage capacity and the number of miles traveled before needing an overnight charge. The hybrids, still have to rely on fossil fuels like gasoline or ethanol. Using corn as a fuel raises food prices, and reduces the amount of food that can be distributed to countries suffering from present and future famines.
The great promise of this new technology is that it can be scaled up for automobiles to trucks and maybe even trains
or scaled down to to power our latest handheld gadgets, and labtops. Maybe in the future, it can be shrunk down and embedded in microscopic arrays for a new form of solar panel.
I have always believed that pioneering innovators are our best hope of saving this planet from the destructive power of the industrial complex. Batteries in their present form are disposable and toxic rather than being biodegradable.