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Clean energy battery

Award ceremony

Nominated for the European Inventor Award 2012 in the category Non-European countries

Stanford Ovshinsky

Inventor: Stanford Ovshinsky

Country: USA

Invention: Clean energy battery

The inventions of American scientist Stanford Ovshinsky have arguably put the "green" into auto technology, paving the way for the development of the world's first electric car and the popular hybrids of today. The NiMH battery he invented offers a clean-energy storage solution with record durability and double to triple the capacity of nickel-cadmium batteries of the same size. Besides being at the heart of the eco-tech revolution, this battery is also widely used in consumer electronics.