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February 24, 2016
Redox Flow Batteries (RFB) are attractive for grid storage because the amount of stored energy can be scaled independently of the battery’s power level. This is because the energy is stored in liquid electrolytes that are pumped from storage tanks through a cell stack (the active part of the battery, including the electrodes) during charging and discharging. Historically, flow cells have been limited in power delivery because energy was not efficiently transferred from the liquids to the battery electrodes. Improved understanding of fluid dynamics and advanced materials approaches to design of electrodes and electrolytes offer new opportunities to dramatically increase the performance of flow batteries, as well as bring down their cost.
May 7, 2018
Purdue seeks to optimize sorghum energy yield for transportation fuel. The team uses advanced sensors mounted on ground-based systems (Figure 2) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to monitor several traits throughout the growing season, including plant height, canopy cover, leaf-area index, spectral indices, and leaf number.
May 7, 2018
Rebellion Photonics began by reducing the form factor of the GCI to the size of a soda can. The smaller unit can be mounted on a worker’s personal protective equipment (PPE).
August 23, 2016
REL developed new casting methods to create an internally structured gas tank that enables the manufacture of a tank of arbitrary shape. The team’s natural gas tank design contains an internal structure to add strength and durability to the walls. It resembles the skeletal structure of a sea urchin.
February 27, 2017
The RTI team’s goal was to develop a non-aqueous solvent (NAS) that does not need to be mixed with water, with the potential to reduce the energy cost of CO2 capture by 20-30% compared with the current amine process.
August 23, 2016
The Sila team has used a unique approach to exploiting nanostructured materials to enable stable cells with silicon anodes. In 2010, members of the Georgia Institute of Technology project team published their work in Nature Materials (Magasinki et al.) showing that a nanostructured silicon-based particle could be synthesized, coated with carbon, bound with the traditional anode binder polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) and used in a half cell to reversibly cycle lithium ions.
August 23, 2016
Smart Wires, formerly known as Smart Wire Grid, developed a solution for controlling power flow within the electric grid based on a Distributed Series Reactance (DSR) device, now called the PowerLine Guardian. The PowerLine Guardian devices clamp on to existing transmission line conductors and allow the operator to increase the line impedance on command using wireless communication control.
August 23, 2016
Although the technical aspects of DPP have been well-understood, the key challenge under ARPA-E support was to develop integrated DPP technology that will increase harvesting efficiency while contributing to a total power inverter cost less than $0.05/W. With this goal, SolarBridge, with its partner the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne (UIUC), developed two distinct DPP architectures – one as a stand-alone unit and another as a micro-inverter-integrated unit.
February 24, 2016
The goals of the Soraa OPEN 2009 project included building a 6 inch diameter ammonothermal reactor, prove it could be operated safely, grow high quality GaN crystals at a rate of at least 10 microns per hour, and demonstrate growth of 2 inch bulk GaN crystals and fabrication of 2 inch GaN wafers.
August 23, 2016
Stanford University engineers have invented a novel coating material that can help cool buildings, even on sunny days, by radiating heat away from the buildings and sending it directly into space. The key to Stanford’s cooling approach is to employ a multilayered coating to reflect nearly all the sunlight across the solar spectrum and also emit energy in the mid infrared frequency range between 8 and 13 micrometers– employing a “window” in the atmosphere that allows a thermal connection to deep space. In this way, waste heat is removed from the local environment.

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