SOCAP: The Market at the Intersection of Money and Meaning

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I thought it might be fun to recount a perfectly random cross-section of folks who came by chat at the TechSoup booth on a Tuesday at the SOCAP event. I hope you'll pardon me if I start with a green tech thing. A woman named Gail Work stopped by to chat about her new non-toxic green battery company in Silicon Valley called SeaWave Battery. She said that it generates more electricity at a lower cost than lead-acid and lithium ion batteries.

Interview with Jodie Van Horn of Freedom from Oil and Plug-in Bay Area

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So we are looking at finding batteries that hold a charge for a long period of time, that give people the extended range that they need to do their commuting, and new technology such as the lithium ion battery have the potential to do that, but right now they are very expensive because automakers haven't invested the R&D money into those battery technologies to really stimulate the change that is needed for them to be able to use those batteries in the application of the plug-in hybrid.