A new type of battery technology utilizing carbon nanotubes promises dramatic improvements in power density, lowered charge times and the possibility of replacing lithium with silicon and other materials. It looks like batteries are going to be built in the future using many of the processes and materials used in the semi sector and the making of solar panels. If this works out, it could put batteries on the same speed of performance increases we have seen in the semi sector for a period of time. This would dramatically change how we handle everything that needs power by bringing major disruptions to how energy is integrated into everything. I feel if this technology plays out, the changes to our everyday life could be nearly as great as the semi revolution. It would also be a nail in the coffin for fossil fuels and how our current energy grid is structured and built. I also see large opportunities for companies such as AMAT and other suppliers of materials and equipment for the semi sector. Any comments, thoughts or additions to this are welcome and solicited.
French company Nawa technologies says it's already in production on a new electrode design that can radically boost the performance of existing and future battery chemistries, delivering up to 3x the energy density, 10x the power, vastly faster charging and battery lifespans up to five times as…