Developing Novel Multifunctional Materials for High-Efficiency Electrical Energy Storage

 

Fabrication of Ti LGDLs from thin Ti films.
Fabrication of Ti LGDLs from thin Ti films.
Performer: 
University of Tennessee Space Institute
Website:  University of Tennessee
Award Number:  FE0011585
Project Duration:  09/01/2013 – 08/31/2018
Total Award Value:  $470,084
DOE Share:  $300,000
Performer Share:  $170,084
Technology Area:  University Training and Research
Key Technology: 
Location:  Tullahoma, Tennessee

Project Description

The objectives of this project are to develop a thin and well-tunable multifunctional component with micro/nano fabrication for high-efficiency electrical energy storage, which is critical for long-term coal energy applications to provide reliable, affordable electricity, and to enable electrical grid modernization. The successful development will make much thinner and more controllable multifunctional materials with lower flow/interfacial resistance and higher thermal/electric conductivities, thus significantly improving efficiencies of the electrolyzer or other associated energy storage devices.

Project Benefits

This project will develop novel multifunctional materials to improve the efficiency of energy storage technologies. Successful development will significantly improve efficiencies of the electrolyzer or other associated energy storage devices which is critical for long-term coal energy applications to provide reliable, affordable electricity, and to enable electrical grid modernization. Overall, improvement to energy storage technology will promote greater utilization of power plant assets for operational flexibility resulting in lower capital and operating costs.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager 
Jason Hissam: jason.hissam@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager 
Briggs White: briggs.white@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator 
Feng Zhang: fzhang@utsi.edu
 

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