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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

NY-BEST holds annual meeting: Advancing the battery and energy storage sector in New York State

The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST™) is holding its first annual meeting this week.  The industry-led coalition is working to build and promote a vibrant, world-class, advanced battery and energy storage sector in New York State. New York State and NY-BEST are aggressively building an energy storage industry with corporate, academic and federal partners. New York is home to:
  • Three federal Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) focusing on energy storage;
  • Almost twenty academic institutions with facilities, researchers and students working on energy storage solutions;
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory, a Federal Department of Energy Lab and home to the National Synchrotron Light Source (NLSL) and the NSLC II under construction, one of the world’s most widely used facilities with 2,100 academic, federal, and corporate researchers conducting projects each year;
  • Two of the world’s most powerful supercomputers at RPI and Stony Brook/Brookhaven National Lab which are available for industry and academic use in energy storage modeling; and
  • A robust cluster of energy storage companies that span the product development pipeline from new materials to complete storage systems and integrated systems.
NY-BEST through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is seeding $25 million in state funding to the New York energy storage industry for research and testing to bring new projects to market and build a strong network of battery and energy storage professionals.

Read the most recent NY-BEST newsletter here.