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Friday, June 23, 2017

Molten metals may be answer to energy grid reliability

Liquid Metal Batteries
May Revolutionize
Energy Storage

Aging energy grids need more and more help to maintain reliable flows, and a Massachusetts startup believes it may have an answer in the form of a battery system that uses molten metal. Ambri's system consists of durable liquid magnesium and antimony electrodes separated by a molten salt electrolyte and operates at a high temperature provided by self-heating during charging and discharging, keeping costs low.
ASME (6/2017)  https://www.asme.org/engineering-topics/articles/energy/liquid-metal-batteries-may-revolutionize-energy

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