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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

MicroGen Systems to work with Cornell University to develop self charging battery.

MicroGen Systems LLC of Ithaca, New York has signed a memo with Cornell University's Energy Materials Center (emc2) to develop a battery that charges itself using vibration. The battery will be the size of a microchip and capable of harnessing energy from virtually anything that shakes. The battery will be ideal for use in a wide range of industrial, automotive, military and building applications. MicroGen systems is set to receive critical funding to develop the battery from the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation's Center for Future Energy Systems along with Cornell's nanoscale science and tech facility and emc2.

The collaboration aligns directly with Governor Patterson's task force on diversifying the New York State Economy through Industry-Higher Education partnerships which claims that such partnerships will do a great deal in diversifying New York States economy as well as establishing a single commercialization culture.

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