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Article Title: Battery Materials Market to Swell, No Thanks to Lead
By: Josie Garthwaite
Publication: Earth2tech.com, 5/7/2009
Freedonia Study: World Battery Materials (2477)

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Lead metal is about to go the way of so many pop stars: out of the limelight. It’s had a good long run as the material of choice for batteries, but new materials that allow for faster charging, lighter weight, and higher energy density are poised to be the moneymakers of the world battery materials market in coming years. According to a report released this week from research firm Freedonia Group, lithium-ion and nickel metal hydride batteries — increasingly being used for consumer electronics and cars — will drive three years of growth for the battery materials market amid a gloomy outlook for “more mature and outdated” battery types such as lead acid and zinc carbon. Freedonia’s analysts anticipate world demand for materials used to make batteries will rise 3.9 percent per year to $22.8 billion in 2012.
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Article Title: Obama Administration Sparks Battery Gold Rush
By: William M. Bulkeley
Publication: Wall Street Journal, 5/26/2009
Freedonia Study: World Battery Materials (2477)

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While mass production of such batteries hasn't been demonstrated, U.S. companies "seem close to building a facility and getting a product out there," said Kent Furst, battery analyst for Freedonia Group, a market-research firm in Cleveland.
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