AA battery tech aims for scale 

Urban Electric Power (UEP) moved closer to scaling-up as it recently passed a critical heat and fire test for its zinc-manganese dioxide batteries.

The battery chemistry takes advantage of already established supply chains, which have serviced smaller-scale batteries (like AA) for years. Alkaline batteries win praise for their safety, having little to no risk of thermal runway, unlike lithium-ion batteries.

UEP said the modular batteries have personal, residential, commercial, and even utility-scale applications. The company said it aims to operate below $50/kWh in the near future, and ultimately below $20/kWh.



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