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.
Words: Ben Smee
Photograph: David Kelly/The Guardian