What do Bill Gates, Jack Ma & Jeff Bezos all have in common? They are all backing a tiny $4 “Liquid Energy” Company.
Nomi Prins is teasing a business that could dominate the $130 trillion energy revolution that’s taking place right now.
There is currently an epic battle raging on for the future of energy, but the key could lie with the liquid inside this cup:
The energy battle is framed as Elon Musk vs. Everybody. On one end you have some experts asserting that just 100 Tesla Gigafactories could power the world with 100% clean energy and on the other, you have 5 of the richest men in the world betting that Elon is dead wrong.
This is the story of how one little-known company could dominate Tesla in this coming $130 trillion energy revolution and deliver massive returns in the process.
Nomi recently visited Musk’s Gigafactory in Austin, Texas and gives a live demonstration of her findings in this video:
To summarize, she says that Musk's lithium-ion battery falls short. While in the same breathe saying that the mystery liquid, which is not lithium, cobalt or nickel is superior in nearly every way.
How? Well for starters, the lithium inside Tesla batteries costs about $150 a pound. But this liquid costs just 5 cents a pound! It’s rather simple economics. When you factor everything in, this liquid can store energy up to 94% cheaper than a Tesla lithium-ion battery.
It is also 100% environmentally friendly and safe, unlike Tesla batteries that are notorious for spontaneously combusting into flames.
- Environmentally friendly
- And stores energy up to 94% cheaper than a Tesla lithium-ion battery
It’s Tesla’s worst nightmare.
A Trillion Dollar Holy Grail
Meanwhile, what Nomi is calling “Liquid Energy” is being hailed by The U.S. Department of Energy as a “breakthrough” that’s a “totally new approach to battery technology.”
There's no question that we're in a historic period of transformation, which could shift how the world creates, consumes, and uses energy everywhere. Some of the world's biggest companies agree…
Apple has gone in with $4.7 billion, calling it “good business” and the world's second largest energy company – ExxonMobil has gone even bigger with a $15 billion investment!
Let's find out what the liquid that could eat lithium's lunch is and the tiny $4 company whose battery can store energy up to 94% cheaper than a Tesla battery.
Nomi has put the name, ticker symbol, and a full write-up of Liquid Energy inside a brand new report: Liquid Energy: The #1 Stock for the $130 Trillion Energy Revolution.
All we have to do to get our hands on it is try out Prins' monthly research service The Distortion Report. The regular price for the service is $199, but for a limited time there's a $150 discount, meaning we can gain access for just $49. This price includes three special reports, including the one featured here. Newly monthly issues of the newsletter, special investment insights, and more.
What is the Holy Grail of Energy?
It all circles back to the $130 trillion energy transition I briefly mentioned earlier.
This is also talked about in the last chapter of Nomi's book – The Great Distortion. As you can probably guess by now, this all has to do with the transition away from fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas to renewable sources like hydro, geothermal, solar, and wind power.
Personally, I believe we’ll be using fossil fuels for the rest of my life. But there's no denying that massive injections of capital, like what is happening right now in the energy sector can distort markets.
However, renewable energy is impossible without massive batteries that can:
- Connect to the grid
- Store excess energy created by renewable sources and
- Pump it back in later when we want to use it
It may be the single biggest limitation holding back the transition to renewable energy.
Liquid Energy or Iron Flow Batteries proport to be the solution. These batteries circulate liquid electrolytes to charge and discharge electrons via a process called a redox reaction. More importantly, they are inherently safe, run longer, and have more energy storage capacity, while costing less than their lithium-ion counterparts.
In short, being able to transform cheap and abundant natural resources like lead and water, which are found in iron flow batteries, into almost unlimited energy is the holy grail of energy.
Nomi thinks one $4 company could derail Tesla's plans and dominate the future of energy storage. Let's find out what it is.
Revealing the Liquid Energy Company
Nomi drops precious few hints about what her pick could be:
- She states that the open battery developed by the $4 company behind Liquid Energy only requires 3 ingredients.
- Forbes has called this open battery “the future of utility-scale energy storage.”
- 5 billionaires are investing in this company – Bill Gates, Jack Ma, Richard Branson, Michael Bloomberg, & Jeff Bezos.
Following the money led us directly to ESS Tech Inc. (NYSE: GWH). It matches up with the info Nomi provided:
- ESS iron flow batteries have a pH similar to soda and wine and contain no toxic materials.
- The Forbes article Nomi references talks more about Vanadium flow batteries, rather than iron flow chemistry-based batteries. But its still relevant.
- ESS is indeed backed by Bill Gates and other powerful individuals.
The Company that Will Thwart Tesla?
In the interest of full disclosure, so-called Liquid Energy batteries are NOT better in every way.
For starters, they can’t deliver a massive amount of energy quickly. And they are a lot heavier. This is why they can’t be used in cars or cell phones, as they can’t accelerate a car fast enough. And they are just too heavy to carry around. So there is a future for the lithium-ion battery as well.
But because open batteries do not need to be small or light, they don’t require the complex engineering that goes into lithium-ion batteries.
This is why open batteries like ESS' are front-runners for The U.S. Department of Energy’s ARPA-E program, that’s focused on reducing costs by 90% and getting energy storage costs down to just 5 cents per kilowatt hour. As compared to lithium-ion battery storage costs, which are $132 dollars per kilowatt hour.
From my standpoint, the market needs both lithium-ion batteries and batteries like ESS' which are cleaner, cheaper, and have greater storage capacity. So the marketing in this presentation is a little misleading, as both can thrive as the demand for energy accelerates.
Quick Recap & Conclusion
- Nomi Prins is hyping a company that could dominate the $130 trillion energy revolution that’s taking place right now.
- This is because it could eat lithium's lunch and there's one tiny $4 company whose battery can store energy up to 94% cheaper than a Tesla battery.
- To find out the name and ticker symbol of this business, we need a subscription to Prins' monthly research service The Distortion Report. This costs just $49 for a limited time and comes with an assortment of bonuses.
- Despite the limited number of hints, we were able to reveal Prins' #1 energy revolution pick as ESS Tech Inc. (NYSE: GWH).
- ESS' Iron Flow Chemistry batteries appear to be tailor made for energy storage, while lithium-ion batteries are better suited for other commercial uses. Both can co-exist in the market as they serve different needs.
Are Iron Flow Chemistry batteries the future of energy storage or is there a better solution out there? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.