Betting on Zinc in the Race for a Better Battery

Nov 12, 2014

Michael Burz shows a small, thin disc made of the zinc sponge material that he is testing as a rechargeable battery. It can be formed into a wide variety of sizes and shapes.
Credit Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  A vital piece of our renewable energy future depends on better batteries.  A Marin-based company, working with the US Navy, is developing a new type of battery that uses an old material—zinc—in a new way.

There is a sense of urgency in the En-Zinc product development efforts, as Burz is well aware that many others, all over the globe, as seeking solutions to the better battery need.