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How a new breed of battery will help to power a lower-emission economy

Olly Mann and The Week’s Holden Frith are joined by guest expert Gabrielle Walker, a scientist, consultant and business strategist.

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In this episode, we discuss:

Lithium-metal batteries

Batteries based on a more powerful technology - lithium metal rather than lithium ion - are about to enter production, thanks to Tokyo Metropolitan University and a spin-off company 3 Dom. They can already deliver twice the energy of existing batteries of the same size, with the promise of much more power to come - attracting interest from the world’s electric carmakers.

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