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President Biden, together with U.S. automakers, is envisioned to make an announcement Aug. 5 about upcoming electric, hydrogen-gas and plug-in hybrid vehicle producing and profits objectives.
Ian Hosein is an affiliate professor of biomedical and chemical engineering with Syracuse University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science. His expertise features up coming era battery research over and above lithium-ion batteries. He is obtainable for interviews.
Prof. Hosein claims:
“This is an outstanding move to assistance lessen carbon emissions. This is especially critical for massive metropolitan areas to make improvements to air quality.
“One problem is hefty dependence on overseas imports of the components, this kind of as lithium metallic (which is sourced internationally), which in our latest COVID19 disaster could location a pressure on supply chains. An additional problem is relying on foreign battery manufacture, which yet again raises in situation of imports and provide. Biden need to emphasize domestic manufacture.
“Another problem with the improved prevalence of electric powered motor vehicles, there requires to be a push to use additional considerable and sustainable resources. Lithium offer is extremely restricted and usually takes yrs to take a look at and extract. Following-generation batteries past Li (sodium, aluminum, calcium) are essential, for which U.S. study assist and innovation is vital.”
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