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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Energy Storage Update 12/01

Joint Center for Energy Storage Research could make Chicago area hub for ...
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu joined Governor Pat Quinn and Mayor Emanuel to announce a team led by Argonne National Laboratory has been selected for an award of up to $120 million over five years to establish a new batteries and energy storage ...http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8904415

Energy secretary makes PNNL part of new energy storage research hub
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
Richland — Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will be part of the nation's new Joint Center for Energy Storage Research that will conduct $120 million in research over the next five years, the Department of Energy announced today. Energy Secretary ...http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2012/11/30/2188274/energy-secretary-makes-pnnl-part.html
Flux Power Adds Key Functionality to its Advanced Energy Storage Systems to ...
Sacramento Bee
ESCONDIDO, Calif., Nov. 30, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Flux Power® Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: FLUX), a fully reporting company and an innovator in durable, scalable, and affordable advanced energy storage systems, today announced that they have enhanced ...http://www.sacbee.com/2012/11/30/5020875/flux-power-adds-key-functionality.html
Harvard engineers to develop flow battery for renewable energy storage
Electrical grid operators who come under pressure from renewable energy operators to integrate their product into the system normally have a devastating riposte up their sleeves. It's not that they don't want to use wind or solar power, but the problem ...http://why.knovel.com/all-engineering-news/2084-harvard-engineers-to-develop-flow-battery-for-renewable-energy-storage.html
Purdue moving forward on thermal storage project
Journal and Courier
Purdue University officials are moving forward with plans for a thermal energy storage tank — but not in its original intended location. Last October, officials proposed a 5 million gallon, $16.8 million thermal energy storage tank to be located on ...http://www.jconline.com/article/20121130/NEWS050101/311300040/purdue-energy-tank?nclick_check=1
National battery research coming to Holland; $125 million in funding
The Holland area will be home to part of a major federally-funded research project aimed at improving advanced energy storage technology, building on the area's identity as a major player in the emerging field. Sen. Debbie Stabenow said in a conference ...http://www.hollandsentinel.com/news/x1107416802/National-battery-research-coming-to-Holland-125-million-in-funding
Exide and Maxwell form alliance for ultracapacitor energy storage solutions
Nov 30, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- Exide Technologies, a provider of stored electrical energy solutions, and Maxwell Technologies, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor products, have announced the formation of a strategic alliance ...http://www.equities.com/news/headline-story?dt=2012-11-30&val=776792&cat=industrial
Fuel cell test lab renamed Hawaii Sustainable Energy Research Facility
Bizjournals.com (blog)
Energy storage has the potential to add more renewable energy and lower system costs, Scott Seu, vice president for energy resources at Hawaiian Electric, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. (NYSE: HE), said in a statement. The HiSERF ...http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/blog/morning_call/2012/11/fuel-cell-test-lab-renamed-hawaii.html
Flow cells could provide cheaper green energy storage
The Engineer
'We think our particular approach could have advantages over other flow batteries, such as higher power density, high efficiency, inexpensive chemicals, and a safer type of energy storage,' Aziz said in a statement. This, he said, could make it ...http://www.theengineer.co.uk/news/flow-cells-could-provide-cheaper-green-energy-storage/1014804.article

The Engineer
Argonne lab near Chicago chosen for battery research lab
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Advancements in energy storage are needed to help reduce reliance on imported oil and help integrate intermittent sources of electricity such as wind and solar into the power grid, according to the Energy Department. "This is a partnership between ...http://www.jsonline.com/business/argonne-lab-near-chicago-chosen-for-battery-research-lab-vt7rrqm-181554281.html

SLAC Joins Partnership to Develop Energy Storage R&D Hub
SLAC and Stanford are part of a team led by Argonne National Laboratory that will receive $120 million from the DOE to establish a new Batteries and Energy ...
Ofgem Gives £13.2m To Energy Storage Project | Energy Storage ...
Energy watchdog Ofgem has awarded a fund worth £13.2 million to a four-year long energy storage project. The cash from the regulator's Low Carbon Networks ...
Energy storage - EPSRC
Energy storage. As we move towards 2050, the use of low carbon energy generation is likely to increase as part of efforts to meet the UK Government's targets to ...
Hybrid Energy Storage Module (HESM) - Federal Business ...
Hybrid Energy Storage Module (HESM). Solicitation Number: 13-SN-0007. Agency: Department of the Navy Office: Office of Naval Research Location: ONR ...
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