Why LFP batteries are poised to bring down entry-level EV prices

An older, cheaper and safer battery technology already dominating China’s electric vehicle industry is now poised to reshape battery manufacturing worldwide and boost EV sales in the United States — if the global lithium supply remains stable. A slew of patents...

Investors salivate over food tech companies perfecting precision fermentation

Precision fermentation may be a food tech term that doesn’t put a pleasant taste in your mouth, but advances in the technology have investors increasingly ordering it from the menu and giving compliments to the chef. This technology — brewing food inside huge...

US battery production enters new era as Solid Power’s pilot production line debuts

Solid Power’s new pilot line is a groundbreaking moment in the march toward solid-state batteries for electric vehicles. But don’t count on a revolution in lithium-ion battery chemistry happening on the line itself. That’s by design. The new facility, unlike the...

US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm will speak at TC Sessions: Climate

It’s hard to believe that, despite a scientific consensus and mountains of verified evidence, climate change has become a global political football. And yet here we are.  All the innovative climate tech in the world — both current and emerging — is not enough...

Berlin-based B2B BNPL platform Mondu raises $43M Series A led by Valar in the US

Given the likely global recession, small businesses are reaching for new kinds of financing. Thus, the Buy Now Pay Later business model is now expanding into this B2B world at a rate of knots. Playter has raised backing to do this, as has Hokodo, Billie and Tranch, to...

Investors reward battery startup SES for losing money (but not too much)

It appears battery startup SES’ investors are quite happy with its first earnings report. The company went public in February via a SPAC merger, and to no one’s surprise, reported a loss. And its investors don’t seem to mind. Its shares, while still...