This new battery could re-industrialize America — if we let it

We need energy to fuel our lives. And we need to be good stewards of the environment. But can we really achieve both? Innovators at Antora Energy, a hard-tech company, think so. They believe their solution can tackle a major challenge with renewable energy: Its power generation is unpredictable. To prove their solution works, they’re attempting to revolutionize heavy industry’s energy dependence through a unique carbon-based battery system.

Antora’s solution is a solid carbon battery capable of storing large amounts of energy when the wind is blowing and the sun is shining, enabling an abundant, reliable energy supply. This has the potential to significantly reduce heavy industry’s emissions, which currently account for around 30% of global emissions. Compared to lithium-ion batteries and other energy sources, Antora says its carbon battery offers similar energy storage and usage at a fraction of the cost.

Antora believes this technology could potentially drive a shift in the energy landscape and a re-industrialization in the US powered by renewable energy. Despite regulatory challenges, Antora envisions a future of universal access to abundant, zero-emissions energy.