Japan’s lithium battery pioneer nominated for award by European Patent Office
8 May 2019
Lithium-ion battery inventor Dr Akira Yoshino has been nominated as a finalist for the European Inventor Award’s non-European category for his ground-breaking work.
He was nominated by the European Patent Office in the non-EPO category – one of five included in the prestigious innovation ceremony.
Dr Yoshino is an honorary fellow of the global technology company , the Asahi Kasei Corporation.
The company stated that, since first developed by Dr Yoshino in the early 1980s, the lithium-ion battery had enhanced portability as the digital age began in the 1990s, “ushering in the IT revolution and our current society of mobile connectivity”.
It is also enhancing sustainability by ensuring the effective storage and use of electricity from unstable sources of renewable energy.
For a list of this year’s category finalists see here.