British Company Launches World-changing Battery Technology on Crypto ILO Exchange
A Power Revolution
E-Getx Limited, trading as ConFlow Power, formally launches a low cost, environmentally benign, solid state battery/generator.
Drawing on such diverse disciplines as mechanical engineering, electrochemistry and energetics, the company has developed a device that produces a constant flow of energy. Unlike a traditional battery, it doesn’t store energy so much as harvest it, capturing electrons from the surrounding air. The result is limitless power.
The device has undergone thousands of hours of testing, cumulating in intensive testing within the last sixty days. Observers report irrespective of how many times the device was discharged, it never failed to recharge itself.
The product is now ready for commercialization. All parties involved have agreed on the steps that need to be taken to bring the product to market in a timely manner. And avoid the mistakes that have been made by others in the past.
The Battery Energy
In 1980, John Goodenough discovered lithium cobalt oxide and invented the technology for lithium-ion batteries. The battery has driven much of the enormous technological advancement in the late 20th and early 21st Century; without it, there would be no Apple, no Tesla. But back in the eighties, Sony commercialised the technology, and the UK saw very little direct commercial benefit. This trend continues today, in the race for dominance in the electric vehicle market. The Telegraph, for which Boris Johnson is a columnist, said in May, “the UK is still very much in the slow lane in the race for next-generation automotive technology.”
The British Government in 2019
Following significant investment in the development of electric cars since 2011, in 2017 the UK government announced an investment of £246 million into battery research and creation of the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre in Coventry. The government has also spent £400 million on electric car charging infrastructure and announced support for further development of electric cars at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the UK’s largest car manufacturer.
The Future is Here
Forty years after his discovery, and at the age of 97, John Goodenough isn’t finished. He is working on a super-battery, one that will make electric cars competitive with combustion, and that will economically store wind and solar power.
But the path he has chosen involves one of the toughest problems in battery science, which is how to make an anode out of pure lithium or sodium metal. If it can be done, the resulting battery would have 60% more energy than current lithium-ion cells. Over the years, numerous scientists have tried and failed—it was lithium metal, for instance, that kept setting Stan Whittingham’s lab on fire at Exxon in the 1970s.
Although Goodenough will not spell out his precise new idea, he thinks he is on to something. And, because of his record, the field knows that anyone would be foolhardy to bet against him. “He’s very astute still. His mind is still cranking away,” says Thackeray, the South African who invented manganese spinel under Goodenough, and now is at the US’s Argonne National Laboratory. “If there is going to be a breakthrough, it will come from left-field. And John comes from outside the box.”
Outside the Box…
ConFlow’s continuous flow solution to the battery conundrum confirms Thackeray’s belief. However, the solution doesn’t involve lithium and is inexpensive and inexhaustible. It avails itself of the latest findings in Nano-technology and results in a battery/generator-like device that is self-renewing.
And this time, the infrastructure is in place to ensure success, through government support for the market, and a new financial investment model.