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Senators in $300m bid to boost US grid-scale energy storage

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 16:37 -- John Shepherd
Senators in $300m bid to boost US grid-scale energy storage

US legislators have unveiled a bipartisan draft law to authorise US$300 million over five years to speed up the development of next-generation energy storage technologies.

Battery grid-scale projects would be among those eligible for support under the ‘Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act’— spearheaded by Republican Senator Susan Collins (pictured) and Democrat Senator Martin Heinrich.

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Eaton team moves into NREL

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 11:27 -- News Editor
Eaton team moves into NREL

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.”

 

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Carmakers’ consortium hands over $4m to tech start-up

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:22 -- Paul Crompton
Carmakers’ consortium hands over $4m to tech start-up

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.

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