Batteries, energy storage, energy density, atomic fuels for rockets, planes, trains, truck, cars, grids, plants, Moon and Mars
I was going through the nuclear data centers and nuclear data on the Internet today. I was reading some notes at Argonne, there was a link to “Joint Center for Energy Storage Research”. Coming from the outside it looks like it is all battery research related. On the Internet there are groups working at all scales. New growth in space applications.
Tesla batteries are somewhere in the range of 2 to 4 GigaJoules.
Airlines use about 50 to 100 GigaJoules/hour for planes like (Boeing 777-300ER, Airbus A380-800, Airbus A350-900)
SpaceX Starship uses about 300 GW for up to180 second or 54,000 GigaJoules.
Tesla MegaPacks can be used for Grid balancing, peaker plant replacement, wind and solar balancing. I see reference to 25 MegaPacks
When I worked at Federal Transit Administration I was looking at maglev and alternative fuels. When I worked at Phillips Petroleum Business Intelligence – hydrogen economy, alternative fuels, nuclear and global climate change – trains and planes, trucks and cars, power generation. So I tend to look at what people need, not what manufacturers say they want.
Suggest you add a Thrust to look at the whole picture and help everyone sort our options. It will show balance and planning.
Richard Collins, The Internet Foundation