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2019 Nobel-Winning Chemistry Professor Shares His Views on Renewable Energy

Dr. Stanley Whittingham, the pioneer of lithium-ion batteries, spoke with BASF about a fossil-fuel-free future.

You're likely reading this article on your mobile phone or your laptop — and you have M. Stanley Whittingham, Ph.D., to thank for that.

Whittingham — one of three scientists awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of lithium-ion batteries — is not only the key figure in the history of the development of lithium-ion batteries, he’s also the founding father of the rechargeable version used in everything from smartphones to laptops and even electric vehicles today. Whittingham also tackled fossil-fuel-free energy back in the 1970s during the oil crisis, while employed at Exxon.

The scientist recently found time to sit down for an interview with BASF, with which he has a bit of history, on the path to a fossil-fuel-free-energy future and solutions that “will help us maybe get climate change under control a bit more.” …

Read the interview here ...


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