US Department of Energy
Power management company Eaton and the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have entered into a cooperative agreement to place 15 members of Eaton’s Research team at NREL’s Energy Systems Integration Facility in Golden, Colorado.
“This first-of-its-kind agreement for Eaton and NREL is an exciting next step in our long relationship,” said Ramanath Ramakrishnan, Eaton’s executive vice-president and chief technology officer. “We will be able to substantially accelerate the innovation process. This infrastructure, combined with Eaton’s ability to mitigate the risks associated with early-stage technologies, will help us more efficiently translate ideas into next generation solutions.”
A consortium including three of the world’s biggest carmakers has gifted a Chicago start-up $4 million in a bid to improve battery technology for electric vehicles.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has also chipped in to award SiNode Systems the cash, which has already been allocated to new staff who aim to get the firm’s advanced anode technology commercialized in 30 months.