Big Blue and GE put big dollars into R&D, but road to a superior U.S. battery industry remains long

On June 23, IBM announced that it will begin a multi-year initiative aimed at increasing the energy density of lithium-ion batteries by a factor of 10. This initiative, targeting lithium-air batteries, will kick off with IBM's 2009 Almaden Institute event, "Scalable Energy Storage: Beyond Lithium Io...

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