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February 23, 2022

Seabed Mining as a National Security Threat: Battery Revolution with Greg Less

Episode 211

With great power…come great batteries. While to some they may seem like a ubiquitous technology, the fact is that batteries may very well hold the key to our energy revolution and a new electrified economy. This week, host Elisa is joined by University of Michigan battery expert Greg Less to breakdown the battery production process and how this involves the seabed. What minerals are needed to build today’s batteries, and the potential batteries of the future? Who controls the bulk of the battery supply chain? And how do we better prepare ourselves for the shift away from traditional energy infrastructure?

Greg Less is the Technical Director at the University of Michigan Battery Lab

Biden Invokes Defense Production Act to Boost Critical Mineral Supply - The New York Times