by Lombard Odier

Better batteries: the hunt for an energy storage solution

If renewable energy is going to provide a steady source of energy to power grids, we need to find ways of storing it. Lithium-ion batteries are currently the dominant technology, but new rivals are emerging. These include vanadium batteries, hydrogen and even volcanic rocks. Could they offer a serious challenge to lithium-ion’s supremacy?

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