NantEnergy, une société californienne détenue par le milliardaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, vient de présenter une batterie zinc-air rechargeable dont le coût devrait être trois fois moins élevé qu'une batterie classique lithium-ion.

>> 03-Oct-2018 "La batterie zinc-air rechargeable moins coûteuse que la lithium-ion" Matthieu Legouge, www.clubic.com

The core regenerator and fuel cell module components were manufactured using high volume injection molding. The design for manufacturing of these components was completed at the end of June and transition to tooling and production has proceeded smoothly.
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this system addresses the need for long duration energy storage when coupled with renewable energy sources such as wind and solar.

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Proposed spin-out of ZincNyx into a publicly traded company. MGX Minerals would keep 66% of the spin-out company.

>> 09-Aug-2018 "MGX Minerals announces mass production of zinc air battery fuel cell and charging components" Press Release

 

NantEnergy Zinc-Air cell

In September 2019 Cathy Bussewitz published this story in the San Francisco Chronicle about Nant Energy's claim that their zinc-air battery system can deliver power at $100 per kilowatt hour--which is cheaper than lead-acid and dramatically cheaper than lithium-ion which is in the $225-$500 range.  Jay Whitacre, director of the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University, said he had not seen or analysed the NantEnergy data but said, “If this is true, it would be great. If these guys even get close to this price point of $100 per kilowatt hour it is exciting and disruptive...if you can get to that, what you end up with is a technology that is really economical and can be used in many ways.”  The AZA Battery cost per kilowatt hour, when produced at scale, is projected at $35.