Tech Pioneer Bill Joy Thinks Solid-State Alkaline Batteries Are the Future

By [email protected] “Everyone is kind of stuck.”

So says Bill Joy, the co-founder of Sun Microsystems and former Kleiner Perkins partner, who thinks the pace of innovation in the battery industry is too slow.

Joy hopes a battery startup that he’s invested in over the years, Ionic Materials, can help speed up progress. “Innovation has stalled because it’s so hard. People need a solid electrolyte to make progress,” said Joy in an interview.

Ionic has developed a plastic-like polymer that serves as an electrolyte, and can work with various active battery substances like lithium, zinc and aluminum.

Most battery electrolytes are liquid. In many cases, like

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