Battery Innovation Segment on CNBC

Thursday, December 20, 2018
Christina Nunez

A recent segment on CNBC about how a growing battery industry is changing the world featured Vince Battaglia, leader of the Energy Storage Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), along with the lab's Advanced Light Source (ALS) user facility.

The eight-minute piece features Battaglia and other scientists talking about the history and future of batteries. The introduction of the lithium-ion battery "allowed another doubling of energy density," Battaglia says, and allowed for "these smaller consumer devices to be on a scale that one can hold and put in your pocket." Battaglia was interviewed in his lab, while user Will Chueh of Stanford University appears in the ALS.