Fluidic Energy builds a better battery using zinc, air

03/3/2013 | GigaOm

Arizona-based Fluidic Energy took the wraps off advanced battery technology that experts say can provide all the power of traditional batteries at a fraction of the cost thanks to its innovative use of air as one of its components. The company, which received $5.3 million in U.S. Department of Energy funding, is one of a handful of companies working on batteries that replace a metal cathode -- one of the three primary part of a battery -- oxygen drawn from the surrounding atmosphere.

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