Buffalo, N.Y., October 29, 2014 – The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST) and the US Department of Energy’s Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) are jointly hosting a battery and energy storage technology conference at the Adams Mark Hotel in Buffalo on Wednesday, November 5th from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, with a networking reception immediately following.
“NY-BEST’s mission is to grow the energy storage industry and establish New York State as a global leader,” said Dr. William Acker, Executive Director of NY-BEST. “We are proud to partner with JCESR on this conference to bring some of the leading minds in the industry together to discuss the latest developments in battery and energy storage technology research, development and deployment. With a long history of innovation and entrepreneurship, a highly educated workforce, major energy markets and a strong manufacturing infrastructure, New York is uniquely positioned to be a leader in this rapidly growing industry.”
“One of JCESR’s key goals is to unite the community around next generation battery research, and this conference is an opportunity to do exactly that,” said Dr. George Crabtree, Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research. “We’re pleased to partner with NY-BEST to bring together the community in this important region to advance the discussion on beyond lithium-ion research.”
More than 25 experts in the field of energy storage technology will participate in panel discussions arounda variety of topics, including: new battery chemistries, battery longevity and performance, energy storage in electric grid applications and the latest developments in fuel cells and flow batteries.
Speakers from the following leading companies, universities and organizations will be presenting at the conference: Solar City, General Electric, MIT, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cornell University, Harvard University, SUNY Binghamton, Argonne National Laboratory, SUNY Stony Brook, NYSERDA, AES Energy Storage, CUNY, Columbia University, Sandia National Laboratories, EnerVault, United Technologies, Alfred University, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, WATT Fuel Cells, DNV GL, Invenergy, Green Charge Networks, Electric Power Research Institute, and Consolidated Edison.
NY-BEST and JCESR have also invited students with advanced research in the energy storage field to exhibit posters of their work at the conference and network with industry leaders.
The conference is sponsored by NYSERDA, The Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES) at Cornell and RPI, Eastman Business Park, the Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology (CACT) at Alfred University. To register for the conference or view the agenda, please visit the NY-BEST website at www.ny-best.org.
The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology (NY-BEST) Consortium is a non-profit corporation established with support from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) in 2010 to position New York State as a global leader in energy storage technology including applications in transportation, grid storage, and power electronics. An industry-led consortium with more than 130 members, NY-BEST’s mission is to catalyze and grow the energy storage industry and establish New York State as a global leader in the energy storage industry. Visit us on the web at www.nybest.org.
The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) is a major partnership that integrates researchers from many disciplines to overcome critical scientific and technical barriers and create new breakthrough energy storage technology. Led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, partners include national leaders in science and engineering from academia, the private sector, and national laboratories. Their combined expertise spans the full range of the technology-development pipeline from basic research to prototype development to product engineering to market delivery. Funding for JCESR is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.