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May 7, 2018
Traditional aluminum alloy scrap recycling has a large and disparate value chain that requires efficient sorting, cleaning/melting, casting, and recertification to be profitable. These steps are performed at separate facilities. The ERCo team identified inefficiencies in scrap sorting, integrated waste heat reclamation from de-coating, and scrap melters
February 24, 2016
Energy Storage Systems (ESS) initially focused on improving energy density by adapting the understanding of chemical flow to the electrodes from their experience with fuel cells. The company developed a high-power cell and a compact stack design based on vanadium chemistry. ESS then evaluated other chemistries to address the high cost of the vanadium-carrying electrolytes, which was a large fraction of overall system cost
August 23, 2016
Based on the development of its initial technical results under ARPA-E support, FastCap has developed its Extreme Environment™ line of supercaps, designed to enable the use of safer, lower power batteries while providing the requisite energy and power to drive actuators with the added benefits of extending battery runtime and reducing operating costs.
August 23, 2016
With ARPA-E’s support, Arizona State University, in partnership with Fluidic Energy, explored innovative approaches to transition nonrechargeable Zn-air battery chemistry into a rechargeable device. They focused on developing a battery design using an electrolyte based on ionic liquids. Ionic liquids are salts that are liquid at the battery operating temperature, delivering ionic conductance while maintaining substantial electrical insulation.
August 23, 2016
Researchers within Ford Motor Company established a collaboration with Arbin Instruments, Sandia National Lab, and Montana Tech University to develop the application of high-precision testing to meaningful load profiles and larger capacity batteries employed in real world applications. Their project includes the design, build, calibration and evaluation of a battery tester with the goal of an 8X improvement in voltage measurement precision and 4X improvement in current measurement precision over today’s leading testers.
August 23, 2016
The overall goal of the Foro Energy team was to develop a world-first hybrid laser-mechanical drill assembly technology (Figure 1) . The approach was to combine a rotating drill bit with a new laser transmission system to project laser radiation onto the rock surface while rotating.
February 27, 2017
The goal of the GE led research team, in partnership with University of Michigan, and the Ford Motor Company, was to develop a smart, cost effective sensing system that significantly increases the utilization of stored energy in battery packs while maintaining or improving upon system lifetime for vehicle applications.
February 27, 2017
The goal of this project is to develop a long life, high-voltage switching gas-plasma tube, capable to >300 kV. To achieve this goal the team has accomplished three major tasks, namely, the development of non-mercury liquid cathode and plasma, the scaling of device voltage, and the use of a low-loss mode of operation.
February 27, 2017
Glint Photonics’ (Glint) goal was to improve sunlight capture through a low-profile tracking system using a novel optical design. Furthermore, Glint sought to improve light transfer into the building using a low-cost design that easily integrates into building structures.
August 23, 2016
The Harvard team is addressing the challenges of grid storage by designing a flow battery based on inexpensive organic molecules in aqueous (water-based) electrolyte. The team has focused on non-toxic quinone molecules, which can be found in plants such as rhubarb, as an electroactive chemical that can reversibly store energy in a water-based solution at room temperature.

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