Johnson Controls and University of Wisconsin set up new battery testing lab

Johnson Controls has agreed to equip a new battery testing laboratory at the Wisconsin Energy Institute on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, aiming to help students, faculty and engineers to study and optimize energy storage systems.

“This partnership will help advance the energy storage industry by expanding the reach of our university research partnerships,” said Johnson VP Christian Rosenkranz. “With the help of UW-Madison, Johnson Controls will test cutting-edge energy storage concepts while training a new generation of engineers.”

“We deeply appreciate Johnson Controls’ generosity in making this suite of battery test equipment available to faculty, students, and other researchers at UW-Madison,” said Mike Corradini, Director of the Wisconsin Energy Institute. “The availability of this valuable new resource represents a significant milestone in our pursuit of integrated clean energy systems and cutting-edge storage technology at the university.”

The new Johnson Controls Advanced Systems Test Lab will complement the company’s existing partnership with UW-Milwaukee, where scientists are working with university research staff and students to develop new energy storage materials. Once cells are clustered into battery modules, those systems can be tested at the new UW-Madison lab, which will be equipped to test batteries both inside and outside of a vehicle.

 

Source: Johnson Controls