NY-BEST grants $11.8M for energy storage research
The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST) has awarded a total of $14.4 million in New York State grant funding to 12 of its members for advanced energy projects to provide the resources needed to support research, development and manufacture of innovative energy solution, including energy storage technologies.
A total of $11.8 million will be spent on six projects supporting energy storage technologies and their applications, including:
• $5 million to equip research labs at the Golisano Institute of Sustainability with industry-focused test beds that include technologies such as electric propulsion and micro-grids.
• $2.1 million to support the Next Generation Energy Efficiency Technology, a collaboration with BAE Systems and SUNY Binghamton to advance BAE's hybrid-electric propulsion system product lines.
• $2.0 million for manufacturing and development of commercial lithium ion battery pouch cells at Eastman Business Park in Rochester, New York.
• $1.925 million to build a manufacturing facility to produce battery systems based on Nickel-Zinc flow-assisted battery technology from CUNY Energy Institute.
• $400,000 to construct a facility at Eastman Business Park for the production of high technology materials that will be used in the manufacturing of energy storage devices.
• $350,000 to expand Custom Electronics Inc. R&D, develop high voltage capacitors and develop battery energy storage devices.
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