Sustainable Problem: Energy
- Fisker reportedly made a breakthrough in solid-state batteries – and their technology could allow an EV to travel 500 miles after a single charge.
- The company has filed a patent for a groundbreaking solid-state battery.
- Green Car Congress reports that the patent includes claims about manufacturing processes and novel materials, saying, “Fisker’s solid-state batteries will feature three-dimensional electrodes with 2.5 times the energy density of lithium-ion batteries.” Recharging such a battery, they pointed out, would take less time than filling up a tank of gas today.
Here’s a representation of the three-dimensional electrodes:
- Fabio Albano, co-founder of Sakti3 and Fisker’s vice president of battery systems.
- The project is years away from completion.
- Deploy when figure logistics of implementation are figured out
- For this particular technology, Fisker says that it will be automotive production grade ready around 2023.
- In the meantime, Fisker plans to launch its Emotion electric car at CES 2018 in January 2018
Comments on Compostable Water Bottles by AA4098:
It is very impressive technology considering how slow plastic decomposes. According to the link, “PET plastic takes between 450 – 1000 years to decompose. Most PET bottles end up in a landfill, eventually contaminating lands and groundwater. William Horner, Founder and President of Totally Green Bottles & Caps, believes that the bottled water marketplace is long overdue for a 100% compostable bottle, cap, and label.” This would reduce a lot of waste that could take hundreds of years to decompose. I wonder if there would be any health effects from drinking water out of these bottles all the time.