Batteries may be an industry worth about $100 billion a year in a mere 15 years.
Therein lies a story. Author Steve LeVine has seized it for his just released novel, "The Powerhouse." Want to know about South African Mike Thackeray? And Argonne scientist Jeff Chamberlain?
Pick up a copy.
As the Wall Street Journal recently reviewed, "The Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World' is the story of a race among top U.S. scientists, Silicon Valley visionaries (and shysters), and rivals spanning China, Japan and elsewhere. All are vying to lead the development of a battery that will enable electric vehicles to challenge the dominance of the internal-combustion engine."