13 Jun '11, 5pm

In Storage, Let’s Hear It for Zinc: SAN JOSE, Calif. --- Zinc isn’t as cheap as dirt, but it’s close, which is...

In Storage, Let’s Hear It for Zinc: SAN JOSE, Calif. --- Zinc isn’t as cheap as dirt, but it’s close, which is...

SAN JOSE, Calif. --- Zinc isn’t as cheap as dirt, but it’s close, which is why it still belongs among the viable options for energy storage, say advocates. Zinc costs $2 a kilogram, according to Gregory Zhang of the International Zinc Association. The world has reserves totaling 1.9 billion tons. If you wanted to store 10 percent of the energy that will get generated by the world’s wind turbines in 2020, you would only need 2.3 million tons of zinc. The world produces 30 million tons a year. “The world will never run out of zinc ,” he said during a presentation at the Energy Storage Association annual meeting last week. The material isn’t perfect. Companies such as Revolt Technology and PowerAir have touted the material for years. APET from Taiwan even showed us the Zincmobile at the Frankfurt Auto Show 1.5 years ago. (That's APET's battery in the photo.) But it’s still no...

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