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Boeing HorizonX invests in Berkeley aerospace battery tech startup

Boeing HorizonX invests in Berkeley aerospace battery tech startup
From TechCrunch - January 29, 2018

Boeings HorizonX is the aerospace companys vehicle for making investments in promising next-generation startups and technology, and it just placed its latest bet: funding in Cuberg, a Berkeley-based battery tech startup that has a founding team including Stanford University researchers.

Battery tech is still one of the most frustrating roadblocks any company encounters when trying to build electric vehicles and other battery-powered technology and transportation. For Boeing, there are plenty of potential upsides to building out batteries that can last significantly longer than those available via todays tech.

Cubergs work focuses on batteries with especially high energy density, while retaining thermal safety. That basically means they hope to be able to build a new type of battery cell that can hold a lot more power for vehicles to use, while also not catching fire.

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