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DOE releases Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap

The DOE has released the Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap, the agency’s first comprehensive energy storage strategy. Announced in January 2020, the Energy Storage Grand Challenge (ESGC) seeks to establish American leadership in energy storage. In addition to concerted research efforts, the Roadmap’s approach includes accelerating the transition of technologies from the lab to the… Read more »

DOE announces Energy Storage Grand Challenge

The DOE recently launched the Energy Storage Grand Challenge, which will focus on the development of new energy-storage technologies. It’s part of the $158-million Advanced Energy Storage Initiative proposed in the 2020 federal budget’. The aim of the project is to develop a secure domestic manufacturing supply chain that is independent of foreign sources of… Read more »

V2G value propositions: Fermata Energy is focused on building financially viable solutions for vehicle-to-grid

David Slutzky, an accomplished entrepreneur, has an eclectic background. In addition to having founded several successful companies, he’s served as a local elected official as well as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Clinton White House and the EPA. He’s been teaching at the University of Virginia for some time, on the Commerce, Architecture and… Read more »

Study at University of Texas demonstrates silicon’s ability to harvest energy from heat

A team from the University of Texas at Dallas has teamed up with Texas Instruments to demonstrate silicon’s ability to harvest energy from heat while still remaining mass-producible. “In a general sense, waste heat is everywhere: the heat your car engine generates, for example,” said Mark Lee, head of UT Dallas’s Department of Physics and… Read more »

Be careful what you wish for department: Automakers now say Trump rollback of emissions standards goes too far

The legacy automakers are like a hopelessly lost driver, stuck at a fork in the road with no clue which direction to take. Two days after Trump’s election in 2016, they sent him a letter asking for previously-agreed fuel economy standards to be watered down. The new administration enthusiastically agreed, and began dismantling these and… Read more »

DOE announces $89 million in grants for energy storage manufacturing technologies

The DOE has announced it will award $89 million to support innovative, advanced manufacturing R&D projects. This DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) specifically requests proposals in three areas: 1.Innovations for Manufacturing Advanced Materials: Focuses on employing machine learning to develop better batteries, phase change storage materials for heating and cooling applications, and new semiconductors that… Read more »

Wirtz Manufacturing invests in NiZn battery maker ZAF Energy Systems

Detroit-based Wirtz Manufacturing, which provides equipment design and technology for the lead-acid battery market, has invested in nickel-zinc (NiZn) battery maker ZAF Energy Systems. ZAF plans to use the investment to expand manufacturing capacity at its Joplin, Missouri facility from hundreds of batteries a month to thousands. The battery maker hopes the investment in a… Read more »

ARPA-E to award $30 million to develop grid energy storage technologies

The DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is wasting no time after its recent near-death experience (the president’s proposed budget would have eliminated the agency, but cooler heads in Congress prevailed): it has announced up to $30 million in funding for a new program called Duration Addition to electricitY Storage (DAYS), which has a goal… Read more »