While we’ve been covering Ambri, formerly called Liquid Metal Battery, very closely, The Colbert Report introduced the battery startup to the world this week. In this video Stephen Colbert interviews Ambri founder and MIT Professor Donald Sadoway and the two discuss the power grid, batteries, electric cars and oil independence.
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Ambri has raised money from Bill Gates, Khosla Ventures, oil company Total, and the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E program. The company is developing a battery for the power grid using molten salt sandwiched between two layers of liquid metal. The battery is still about two years from commercialization, and the team has built a 16-inch prototype, though they might scale that up to 36 inches.