NDB: Nano Diamond Batteries
California-headquartered company that recycles radioactive graphite from nuclear waste into diamond batteries that never need charging, last for decades and provide more power than lithium-ion by weight, at a cost that is projected to be lower than current batteries.
Our story on NDB's self-charging nuclear diamond batteries generated a lot of heated discussion, so we reached out to the University of Bristol, where the technology was invented, to discover exactly what these diamond betabatteries can and can't do.
NDB says its nano-diamond batteries will absolutely upend the energy equation, acting like tiny nuclear generators. Cheaper and more powerful than lithium-ion, they can last for thousands of years without ever needing a charge.