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China benefits from groundbreaking U.S. battery technology

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The U.S. Department of Energy issued a license transfer to China to allow cutting-edge battery technology and jobs to move overseas, in violation of the department’s own licensing rules.

China, meanwhile, has moved ahead with the technology, a vanadium redox flow batter created by U.S. scientists at a government lab. About the size of a refrigerator, the batteries are able to power a house for decades.

Meanwhile, several U.S. companies are being denied a license to make the batteries.

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