Meet the inventor behind a new cool tech product
Cooling systems like this one use liquid metal, which has the advantage of being lightweight and relatively inexpensive.
But they’re not as fast or efficient as batteries, so they’re often the first choice for homes or businesses with limited space.
This new startup, called bengineering, is building a new battery that could potentially power any device, whether it’s a car or a house.
It’s also designed to be much more efficient than conventional batteries.
In a video, the company demonstrates how to charge a battery by pumping liquid metal through a small nozzle.
When the pressure is released, the metal reacts with air, creating a stream of electrons that flow from a tiny tube.
The electric current is so powerful that it can charge a smartphone or laptop battery, for example.
Bengineering says it can produce up to 100 times more energy than existing batteries.
And the technology is so cheap that the company hopes to scale up production to meet demand.
For the project, the team worked with industrial designer Andrew Wigfield at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“This is the most efficient and cost-effective way to make lithium-ion batteries,” Wigfields says.
“It’s an energy-efficient, low-carbon, low carbon technology that’s been on the market for a very long time.”
The company is also working with other companies, including Panasonic and Mitsubishi Electric, to develop its battery technology.
The company plans to begin mass production in the second half of 2019.
In the video, Wigfeld demonstrates how the system can create a stream from the tip of a tiny battery nozzle.
He then demonstrates how it uses an electric field to charge the battery.
The resulting charge causes the metal to react with the air and create a cloud of electrons.
That energy is used to charge other components, like a fan and a solar panel.
The new battery is a “transformative breakthrough,” says Dan Siegel, senior director of business development at the Battery Technology Research Institute.
“They’re using something that’s fundamentally new and has been around for a long time and has become a key component in the energy economy,” he says.
Siegel says the battery’s design makes it easy to manufacture, and it could be built into existing products in a matter of weeks.
The design of the battery could make it a natural fit for homes, and for businesses that need to keep their cool.
“Bicycles, electric cars, and all these new things are going to have a lot of cooling systems that can’t get much better,” he said.
Bengineering also is working on other technologies, including a solar array that can charge devices without using any electricity.
The technology could also be useful for powering autonomous vehicles.
The company says the new battery has the potential to power all types of electric devices, from the smallest devices to those that can handle the highest volumes of energy.
“We’re looking at making it cheaper to build, to manufacture and to deploy,” Wrigfields says, “and to have it be used in the most economical way.”