Mines receives funding for energy storage research
- Enhanced Electrolyte Energy Storage Systems: This research seeks to introduce transformative changes in the construction and composition of the redox flow battery, a promising but expensive technology that stores and generates electricity by pumping streams of charged materials (electrolytes) across a membrane. Investigators: Jeremy Meyers and Allen Bard, University of Texas-Austin; and Thomas Zawodzinski Jr. and Alex Papandrew, University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
- Low-Cost Flywheel Energy Storage: This program will investigate two novel designs: pendulum and hubless flywheels that use high-strength carbon nanomaterials with superconducting qualities to increase energy storage capacity at a significantly reduced cost. Investigators: Robert Hebner, Richard Thompson and Siddharth Pratap, University of Texas-Austin; and Ray Baughman and Shaoli Fang, University of Texas-Dallas.
- GCEP is a collaboration of the scientific and engineering communities in academia and industry. With the support and participation of ExxonMobil, GE, Schlumberger and Toyota, GCEP explores science that could lead to energy technologies that are efficient, environmentally benign and cost-effective.
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