Plug-in to the Potential of the Battery Megatrend
A technological shift is underway that will power our new world forward, and we believe battery technology is at the center of it all. Discover how the WisdomTree Battery Value Chain and Innovation Fund (WBAT) can help you plug-in to this expansive megatrend.
Across our planet, a massive amount of attention and resources are increasingly devoted to climate change. NASA says the main culprit for this issue is carbon dioxide emissions -- two-thirds of which originate from our power sources and vehicles.
To put the brakes on this process and turn the situation around, policymakers are taking bold steps to reimagine and refocus these two sectors in particular -- unleashing the technology shift that will power this new world forward. And at the center of it all, is battery technology. In the transportation sector, electric vehicles need a new power source, and a vast infrastructure to store and deliver it. In the power sector, where wind and solar generation rely on the unpredictability of mother nature, new smart grids are needed to store spikes in production and deliver electricity on demand.
Bringing such innovative systems to life is a vast, global value-chain comprised of interconnected industries. For example, mining and chemical industries will provide the materials used to build battery cell components. And at the opposite end of the life cycle, batteries not recycled will be repurposed for new applications in other industries, such as electrochemical storage systems.
As this value chain evolves, a network of industries advances with it, creating significant, long term growth potential. To help investors stay at the forefront of this megatrend, the WisdomTree Battery Value Chain and Innovation Fund, WBAT, selects companies in the evolving battery and energy storage space. WBAT seeks to provide thematic access tilted toward areas which exhibit the highest growth potential.
WBAT seeks to track the price and performance, before fees and expenses, of the WisdomTree Chain and Innovation Index. To learn more about WBAT, visit WisdomTree.com/battery.
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