WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two Ohio-based advanced energy projects will receive new federal resources to expand access to clean energy. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus and Det Norske Veritas in Dublin will receive funds to help improve electrical grid efficiency and reliability and provide increased energy security to the armed forces. The projects are two of 19 projects in 14 states supported through the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program’s Advanced Management and Protection of Energy-Storage Devices (AMPED) and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs.
“Clean energy is the future of our nation, and can bolster our economy and create jobs,” Brown said. “Increased research and development of new clean energy technologies will drive innovation, lower costs, and reduce our dependence on foreign energy.”
Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus will receive $600,054 to develop an optical sensor to monitor the internal environment of lithium-ion batteries in real-time to improve the safety of current battery sensor technologies. Det Norske Veritas in Dublin will receive $2,030,962 to develop a gas monitoring system to provide early warning signals for batteries operating in stressful conditions or at risk of premature failure.
ARPA-E was launched in 2009 and has since funded approximately 180 projects nationwide to develop transformational energy technologies to improve energy efficiency and reduce America’s dependence on foreign energy sources and American energy emissions.