posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 06:58 PM
Originally posted by ChaoticOrder
Originally posted by Chippa
reply to post by amtarcher
It's not a big deal!!!
This was being done at UCLA and reported on March of last year!!!
SEE This. www.zdnet.com...
Of course it's a big deal. That article is probably when they were first making these breakthroughs. We've now had enough time for them to start
mass manufacturing these types of batteries... and I'm still worried we wont see that day any time soon.
This doesn't really effect oil companies too much, since a lot of electricity is generated with oil anyway...
Actually not, virtually no petroleum is used for generating electricity in large scale, only remote areas without infrastructure.
For the energy, petroleum is much more expensive than gas or coal, because it is more flexible & transportable.
Gas and solids are less flexible, harder to transport, and thus cheaper per energy. Generating plants take gas and coal.
And I would not underestimate the power of battery companies when they are put in a situation like this. They control a huge sector of the
energy industry because batteries are used in so many different places. Unless these battery companies could start making their own graphene batteries
they are in trouble.
Some could and would. There is a huge jump from an academic lab discovery to production products: you have to know how to manufacture, quality
control, battery management hardware & software systems, benchmarking and sales.
This is actually good for battery makers: basic science comes up with a new technology which improves the range of applications for batteries compared
to combusting fossil fuels. Within the industry some may win and some may lose, but overall it's a plus.