An agreement has been made to deploy energy storage systems using the novel chemistry batteries between manufacturer Ambri and TerraScale, a developer of sustainable infrastructure solutions for the energy and digital technology sectors. Ambri, a company co-founded by MIT materials chemistry professor and part-funded to get off the ground by Bill Gates, has designed a battery that uses a liquid calcium alloy anode, molten salt electrolyte and a cathode made of solid particles of antimony. The company claims this enables a low number of steps in the cell assembly process while the materials are low-cost. Ambri also integrates the batteries into a containerized energy storage system solution. The liquid metal battery technology developed will be used as a potential low-cost competitor for lithium-ion looks at a data centre under development near Reno, Nevada. Link to the news: