‘Lightbulb Moment’: The Battery Technology Invented In A Brisbane Garage That Is Going Global

Dominic Spooner Founder at Vaulta

THE GUARDIAN: As some of the world’s largest companies invest billions to advance battery technology, Dominic Spooner has been working at solving the next problem: the impact of unwieldy – and environmentally unfriendly – battery casings.

Spooner runs his lightweight battery casing technology firm Vaulta from a shared garage in Brisbane’s north. “Batteries will change our lives in ways that we’re maybe not even totally aware of, but … we can create our own new group of problems if we’re not careful,” he says.

From a workspace surrounded by packing boxes and other junk, like an old door, Spooner and his team have caught global attention.

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Words: Ben Smee

Photograph: David Kelly/The Guardian

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