Economist Podcast feature – Babbage: Carbon sucks

Aceleron was featured in The Economist’s weekly podcast “on the science and technology making the news”, Babbage: Carbon sucks. Dr Amrit Chandan spoke along with two other entrepreneurs working with the Royal Academy of Engineering, about finding more efficient ways to build, heat and light homes.

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Aceleron was featured in the Economist’s weekly podcast “on the science and technology making the news”, Babbage: Carbon sucks. Dr Amrit Chandan spoke along with two other entrepreneurs working with the Royal Academy of Engineering, about finding more efficient ways to build, heat and light homes.


“The way batteries work at the moment is that they are assembled using permanent methods, so they’re glued together or they’re spot-welded together and the challenge that we’ve got is that battery components within that pack, actually they degrade at different rates. Over time, you’ve got a battery with 80% of its life left which is just being thrown away because there’s no easy way to maintain or service it. My co-founder Carlton and myself, we were looking at this problem and realised that there was a change needed in the way batteries are put together so that we can service and maintain these and not generate a whole lot of waste…”

Listen to the full podcast here: https://www.economist.com/podcasts/2019/09/25/carbon-sucks-new-ways-to-reduce-emissions

September 25, 2019