Saturday, August 11, 2012

Department of energy award of $43 million for energy storage technologies

Saturday, August 11, 2012
The U.S. Department of energy announced on 2 August 19 new projects total $43 million of advanced research projects Agency energy (ARPA-E) received breakthrough energy storage technologies development. The projects focus on innovations in the battery management and storage for electric vehicles (EV) technologies advance, increase the efficiency and reliability of the electrical network and deliver important energy security benefits for US forces. They are supported by two new ARPA-E programs: Advanced management and protection of energy storage devices (AMPED) and small business innovation research (SBIR).

Twelve research projects get $30 million in funding in the context of the AMPING programme, which aims, develop advanced and control techniques could significantly improve grid scale and vehicle batteries sensors. In contrast to other energy Department efforts, the limits of the battery chemistry of push AMPED focuses on maximizing the potential of the existing battery chemistry. These innovations will help to reduce costs and the performance of the next generation of storage technologies that both plug - in can be applied and hybrid EVs. Such as the Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio, an optical sensor to monitor the internal environment of a lithium-ion battery in developing real time.

ARPA-E grants also $13 million in seven enterprising small businesses, the innovative energy storage developments for stationary and electric vehicles track. These companies are new battery chemistry and battery models as part of the larger Department-wide small business innovative research (SBIR) / small business technology transfer (STTR) program develop. Z. B. energy storage systems, Inc., in Portland, Oregon, is a flow battery for grid scale storage with an enlarged cell design construct and electrolyte materials of low-cost iron. See Energy Department press release.

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