(FREE) [The Powerhouse Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World] BY Steve Levine

  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • The Powerhouse Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World
  • Steve Levine
  • English
  • 07 June 2018
  • 9780670025848

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Free read õ The Powerhouse Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free LeVine was granted unprecedented access to a secret federal laboratory outside Chicago where a group of geniuses is trying to solve this next monumental task of physics But these scientists almost all foreign born are not alone With so much at stake researchers in Japan South Korea and China are in the same pursuit The drama intensifies when a Silicon Valley start up lic. Very little scientific value but somewhat interesting from an economic perspectiveHaving some experience in battery research myself I was mainly incredible disappointed in this book The book s subtitle makes it seem like it is relevant to the history of battery development as a whole but its contents barely mention any research effort from outside the US More specifically the book almost solely describes battery development at National Laboratory Argonne and at start up company Envia The author gives no explanation for this choice of subjectIn my opinion it s unforgivable to put the role of John Goodenough in a short chapter to mention Sony in half a sentence and to completely omit the history of non rechargeable batteries and non lithium based rechargeable batteries This just shows that the writer did little technical researchFrom a businesseconomic perspective it was interesting to read about a tech startup outside IT and outside Silicon Valley but even then I would not consider it a very good bookAnd finally not taking into account the contents of the book the writing isuite boring Nick Bilton s book Hatching Twitter proved that it is possible to write amazing books about technology and business in the 21st century

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Free read õ The Powerhouse Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Enses the federal laboratory’s signature invention with the aim of a blockbuster sale to the world’s biggest carmakers The Powerhouse is a real time two year thrilling account of big invention big commercialization and big deception It exposes the layers of competition and ambition aspiration and disappointment behind this great turning point in the history of technolo. Disclosure My company TalinoEV sells lithium ion battery powered motorcycles called tricycles bajaj or tuktuks to the South East Asian market Steve Levine s book The Powerhouse is an eye opener for a number of reasons most of which augur well for the United States role in the world s use of this technology Firstly author Steve LeVine posits that the lithium ion battery sits as the transistor s eual in terms of social and economic conseuence Not to mention pure ubiuity inventions without which the lives of the majority of the world s population would be utterly differentThat got my attention After all the transistor is what made silicon valley Silicon Valley It was an eye opener also in that I did not fully realize that large form lithium ion batteries for transportation use is such a very recent phenomenonWhile lithium ion in small form has been used since 1991 for Sony video cameras and then subseuently in the early 2000s for laptops and then in the mid 2000s for smart phones it was only in the 2011 Chevy Volt that the large form lithium ion battery was used for transportation according to the bookThere is a lot of hand wringing about whether the 200 mile distance threshold can be reached for developed country vehicles And this is where much of Argonne labs massive research is being devoted However from what I see on the ground and to echo Clayton Christensen s theory of disruption much of what lithium ion even in larger form batteries eg 40 Ah can do right now is good enough Christensen talked about how incumbent companies ignore new technologies that don t serve the needs of their customers or fit within their existing business models That fits the GM described in the book to a T However as the new technology which excels on completely different attributes than the incumbent s product continues to mature it eventually takes over the marketThe hand wringing to me is akin to asking if a particular brush can paint the side of an aircraft carrier Of course this developed country problem will reuire large specialized technology However to carry the analogy further in large swaths of the world another brush a toothbrush has been performing its job perfectly up down up down day in and day out It is the perfect tool for its use short haul uick on demand bursts of use In South East Asia the main market for lithium ion batteries is the same market that has given Uber its multi tens of billions of dollars of valuation it is the short haul on demand point to point daily use in dense urban settings reuiring 3 6 km trips that is perfectly suited for Goodenough s lithium ion battery inventionThe answer to how to pay for the cost of the lithium ion battery is also in South East Asia and how data plans are consumed in pre paypay per use increments It is called sachet sized billing and it is uniuely the opposite of Costco sized developed country selling By breaking sales sizes down in granularity most anyone of the two or three billion rising global middle class can buy and profitably use a lithium ion battery that is good enough to last 60 km or 10 money making trips on a tuk tukThe technology to harness these granular payments in conjunction with good enough lithium ion batteries are available today IoT bitcoinblockchain cloud SAAS switching are are often very strongly US technology A TEDx talk by Jeff Chamberlain a prominent character in The Powerhouse talks about this energy Manhattan Project changing everything I now have a better perspective on why thanks to this book

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Free read õ The Powerhouse Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free A Soul of a New Machine for our time a gripping account of invention commerce and duplicity in the age of technologyA worldwide race is on to perfect the next engine of economic growth the advanced lithium ion battery It will power the electric car relieve global warming and catapult the winner into a new era of economic and political mastery Can the United States winSteve. My neighbor had given me this book with the promise You ll love it I really didn t believe him but it only took a few pages for me to start wondering if he might be correct This is a non fiction account of the effort and race to build the next generation of battery technology that would power the electric car for a nation that wants a transportation system that will include a large proportion of all electric vehicles over the next several years The author Steve Levine gained access to some of the leading research facilities in the US and assembled a true drama of the people intrigue and high stakes risks behind the effort The author has produced a documentary that is a true drama as the reader is introduced to the personalities of the leaders behind the battery revolution The story centers on Argonne National Labs and its eventual decision to compete for a government contract to develop the world s most advanced battery It is a race against foreign competition and with other labs and companies Theft of secrets and ambitious development timelines create a story that I read with anticipation The drama of research labs under high pressure is accurately conveyed and I finished the book with confidence that I got an accurate story artfully presented Thanks Mr Levine And thanks Don my neighbor Al Jazeera The Inside Story of the Arab News Channel That is Challenging the West engine of Une ténébreuse affaire economic growth the advanced lithium ion battery It will power the Der KlientDer Regenmacher electric car relieve global warming and catapult the winner into a new Entfernung von der TruppeAls der Krieg ausbrach era of The Silver Branch economic and political mastery Can the United States winSteve. My neighbor had given me this book with the promise You ll love it I really didn t believe him but it only took a few pages for me to start wondering if he might be correct This is a non fiction account of the Fisher Investments on Utilities effort and race to build the next generation of battery technology that would power the Jupiters Legacy Vol 2 electric car for a nation that wants a transportation system that will include a large proportion of all Shadows Embrace Slaughter #2 electric vehicles over the next several years The author Steve Levine gained access to some of the leading research facilities in the US and assembled a true drama of the people intrigue and high stakes risks behind the Consoler of Suffering Hearts Modern Matericon Series effort The author has produced a documentary that is a true drama as the reader is introduced to the personalities of the leaders behind the battery revolution The story centers on Argonne National Labs and its Crome Yellow eventual decision to compete for a government contract to develop the world s most advanced battery It is a race against foreign competition and with other labs and companies Theft of secrets and ambitious development timelines create a story that I read with anticipation The drama of research labs under high pressure is accurately conveyed and I finished the book with confidence that I got an accurate story artfully presented Thanks Mr Levine And thanks Don my neighbor