Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors


Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > UAlbany NanoCollege Receives NYSERDA Funding for Energy-Storage Technology Project

Abstract:
Projects Support the Work of NY-BEST, New York's Consortium to Support Growth of Energy Storage Industry in New York State

UAlbany NanoCollege Receives NYSERDA Funding for Energy-Storage Technology Project

Troy, NY | Posted on March 11th, 2010

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced that it will award $8 million to help develop or commercialize 19 cutting-edge energy storage projects that will strengthen New York's standing as a national leader in the energy storage industry and help build New York's clean energy economy for the future.

Nineteen awards are being made to companies and universities across New York that are involved in advanced research and development of energy storage applications that could benefit transportation, utility Smart Grid applications, renewable energy technologies, and other industries. The 19 projects will leverage $7.3 million in cost-sharing by recipients for a total of $15.3 million in funding.

Speaking in Troy at a meeting of the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology (NY-BESTTM), a consortium created by Governor David Paterson to support New York's energy storage industry, Francis J. Murray, Jr., NYSERDA president and CEO said: "Creating more advanced energy storage technologies is essential for us to achieve substantial reductions in our greenhouse gas emissions and energy use. The proposals we are funding today will not only help meet our energy needs, but will demonstrate New York's leadership in energy technology, stimulate world-class research and development, and commercialize products that will help build a clean energy economy and create jobs for the future."

The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BESTTM) is an industry-focused coalition working to further the development and manufacture of an advanced battery and energy storage sector in New York State by capitalizing on New York's existing broad base of energy storage companies and research centers.

Funding will support projects in two categories: Industry-led near-term commercialization partnerships, and technology development.

Industry-Led Commercialization Partnerships: $4.8 million

* General Electric Co. (Schenectady) is developing improvements to its sodium metal halide batteries for use in a new generation of cleaner locomotives and stationary applications to smooth intermittent renewable power generation as it interconnects with the grid and critical load back-up power and other applications. NYSERDA funding, $2.5 million.
* Ultralife Corporation, Newark (Wayne County) is integrating battery and ultra-capacitors (an electronic energy-storage device) on a common power circuit serving two renewable-energy generation sources. This will enable increased renewable-energy contributions to the grid. Also, the system can provide backup electricity during an outage and, during normal operation, allow customers to draw on the stored energy to reduce both their peak electric grid demand and the utility charges associated with peak demand. NYSERDA funding, $2.4 million.

Technology Development: $3.2 million

* Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy) is developing next-generation lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. NYSERDA funding, $200,000.
* Ioxus (Oneonta), under three projects, is improving its ultracapacitor performance through developing a novel electrode-electrolyte interface, using nanostructured materials in the electrodes, and developing a new high density electrode material. NYSERDA funding$600,000.
* College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany is developing electrolytes to improve the performance of ultra-capacitors. NYSERDA funding, $200,000.
* Hollingsworth & Vose, Co., Easton (Washington County) is developing an advanced separator for valve-regulated lead-acid batteries. NYSERDA funding, $200,000.
* City University of New York, under 2 projects, is developing a novel nickel-zinc battery that uses low-cost materials and technologies to improve the performance of ultra-capacitors. NYSERDA funding, $349,597.
* Cornell University (Ithaca) is developing non-flammable battery electrolytes with improved temperature and voltage performance. NYSERDA funding, $200,000.
* General Motors (Honeoye Falls, Monroe County) is developing materials for improved lithium-ion battery electrodes for automotive applications. NYSERDA funding $196,090.
* Impact Technologies (Rochester) is developing a novel method to increase the lifetime of batteries by assessing battery health using in-cell measurement. NYSERDA funding, $99,766.
* Cerion Enterprises (Rochester) is developing innovative materials for next-generation lithium-ion batteries, which are used in automotive applications and in consumer electronics. NYSERDA funding, $200,000.
* Rochester Institute of Technology is developing methods to recycle and reuse lithium-ion batteries minimizing waste streams to landfills and maximizing reclamation. NYSERDA funding, $195,869.
* Brookhaven National Laboratory, SUNY Binghamton, and SUNY Buffalo are partnering under three projects to develop improved batteries for use in stationary grid scale energy storage applications, including, lithium-air, lithium-ion, and lithium-titanate batteries. NYSERDA funding, $552,890.
* SUNY Binghamton is developing lithium air storage systems that could have applications in vehicle or grid systems. NYSERDA funding, $200,000.

####

About UAlbany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany is the first college in the world dedicated to research, development, education, and deployment in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience, and nanoeconomics. With more than $5.5 billion in public and private investments, CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex has attracted over 250 global corporate partners - and is the most advanced research complex at any university in the world.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Steve Janack
CNSE Vice President for Marketing and Communications
(phone) 518-956-7322
(cell) 518-312-5009

Copyright © UAlbany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Johns Hopkins scientists track metabolic pathways to find drug combination for pancreatic cancer August 25th, 2016

New electrical energy storage material shows its power: Nanomaterial combines attributes of both batteries and supercapacitors August 25th, 2016

Light and matter merge in quantum coupling: Rice University physicists probe photon-electron interactions in vacuum cavity experiments August 24th, 2016

New theory could lead to new generation of energy friendly optoelectronics: Researchers at Queen's University Belfast and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, have created a new theoretical framework which could help physicists and device engineers design better optoelectronics August 23rd, 2016

Academic/Education

AIM Photonics Announces Release of Process Design Kit (PDK) for Integrated Silicon Photonics Design August 25th, 2016

Nanotech Security Featured by Simon Fraser University: Company's Anti-Counterfeiting Technology Developed With the Help of University's 4D LABS Materials Research Institute August 21st, 2016

W.M. Keck Foundation awards Cal State LA a $375,000 research and education grant August 4th, 2016

Thomas Swan and NGI announce unique partnership July 28th, 2016

Announcements

AIM Photonics Announces Release of Process Design Kit (PDK) for Integrated Silicon Photonics Design August 25th, 2016

Semblant to Present at China Mobile Manufacturing Forum 2016 August 25th, 2016

Johns Hopkins scientists track metabolic pathways to find drug combination for pancreatic cancer August 25th, 2016

New electrical energy storage material shows its power: Nanomaterial combines attributes of both batteries and supercapacitors August 25th, 2016

Environment

Nanofur for oil spill cleanup: Materials researchers learn from aquatic ferns: Hairy plant leaves are highly oil-absorbing / publication in bioinspiration & biomimetics / video on absorption capacity August 25th, 2016

Researchers watch catalysts at work August 19th, 2016

Down to the wire: ONR researchers and new bacteria August 18th, 2016

SLAC, Stanford gadget grabs more solar energy to disinfect water faster: Plopped into water, a tiny device triggers the formation of chemicals that kill microbes in minutes August 15th, 2016

Energy

New electrical energy storage material shows its power: Nanomaterial combines attributes of both batteries and supercapacitors August 25th, 2016

Lehigh engineer discovers a high-speed nano-avalanche: New findings published in the Journal of Electrochemical Society about the process involving transformations in glass that occur under intense electrical and thermal conditions could lead the way to more energy-efficient glas August 24th, 2016

New flexible material can make any window 'smart' August 23rd, 2016

Researchers reduce expensive noble metals for fuel cell reactions August 22nd, 2016

Automotive/Transportation

Researchers reduce expensive noble metals for fuel cell reactions August 22nd, 2016

Researchers watch catalysts at work August 19th, 2016

Stanford-led team reveals nanoscale secrets of rechargeable batteries August 8th, 2016

New X-Ray microscopy technique images nanoscale workings of rechargeable batteries: Method developed at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source could help researchers improve battery performance August 7th, 2016

Battery Technology/Capacitors/Generators/Piezoelectrics/Thermoelectrics/Energy storage

Stretchy supercapacitors power wearable electronics August 25th, 2016

New electrical energy storage material shows its power: Nanomaterial combines attributes of both batteries and supercapacitors August 25th, 2016

Lehigh engineer discovers a high-speed nano-avalanche: New findings published in the Journal of Electrochemical Society about the process involving transformations in glass that occur under intense electrical and thermal conditions could lead the way to more energy-efficient glas August 24th, 2016

Lithium-ion batteries: Capacity might be increased by 6 times August 9th, 2016

Alliances/Trade associations/Partnerships/Distributorships

Thomas Swan and NGI announce unique partnership July 28th, 2016

Starpharma initiates new DEPô drug delivery program with AstraZeneca July 27th, 2016

XEI Scientific Partners with Electron Microscopy Sciences to Promote and Sell its Products in North and South America July 25th, 2016

Leti and Korea Institute of Science and Technology to Explore Collaboration on Advanced Technologies for Digital Era July 14th, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic