The wesbite you linked, FWG, seemed very interesting. The idea of a lighter, more reliable, more energy dense battery made of environmentally safe materials seems almost too good to be true! This would really change the world in wonderful ways, and would certainly impact geopolitics by reducing the world’s dependence on China’s lithium mines and reducing highly toxic pollution. But there’s a few things I’m curious about:
Where are the published papers on their findings? Surely engineers disrupting a multi billion dollar industry have heard of IEEE or maybe even Nature. Where can I read the detailed spec sheets and test procedures?
Who has independently confirmed these batteries? I have friends getting their PhD in energy storage who would love to improve upon a new, simple storage method like this for an easy, quick graduation instead of the agonizing research they’ve been doing for years.
Most importantly for us; where can we buy them? Nobody in this community is going to make their own batteries and fly with them. Not only is there no battery we can buy, but there’s not been rigorous testing of even the battery chemistry itself. In a way we’re trusting our lives with our equipment. Once 10,000 of these have been tested and have met their advertised spec, then we might be interested.
I really hope these guys are legitimate. I hope one day I these batteries change the world. But in my brief search I found no evidence beyond a few paragraphs and hours of video I don’t have time to watch. They seem to be spending a lot of time making YouTube videos rather than doing real research, and YouTube videos alone dont make the grade as scientific evidence. Only time will tell, and I hope you follow these guys for the next several years. There’s a reason I hold these guys to a high standard and that’s because I was once fooled by too good to be true videos on YouTube that never resulted in anything.