This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

EaglePicher Technologies Continues Development Of Sodium-Beta Battery With ARPA-E For Grid-Scale Energy Storage Applications

CLEVELAND, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EaglePicher Technologies, LLC, (EPT), an OM Group, Inc. (NYSE: OMG) company, and a leading supplier of specialty batteries and energy storage solutions for the defense, aerospace, medical, commercial and grid energy storage markets, announced today that it will receive a $3 million award from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy to further develop their catalytic energy storage technology. Under their continued work with ARPA-E, EaglePicher will focus its research on improving scalability for their Sodium-Beta (Na-Beta) battery by developing an inexpensive stacked design to improve integration in renewable and grid storage applications.

The original ARPA-E effort, "Planar Na-Beta Batteries for Renewable Integration and Grid Applications," successfully demonstrated the concept of using thin BASE (Beta-Al 2O 3 Solid State Electrolyte) for reduced cell impedance and increased discharge rates while operating at reduced temperatures.  Battery models and market studies conducted for the project have shown that the new concept should meet multiple needs of the grid storage market. This follow-on project leverages EaglePicher's original research with new technology being developed by another ARPA-E awardee, Material Systems and Research Inc. (MSRI).  The advanced design will demonstrate the new modular, scalable concept at the end of the eighteen-month project in 450 Watt-hour cells.  The continued work by EaglePicher Technologies, LLC further advances innovations in renewable energy storage.

"We are very pleased to be part of the ARPA-E initiative," said Dave Lucero, EPT's Director of Alternative/Grid Energy Storage. "The development of this technology will no doubt result in a more cost-effective and reliable approach to grid scale energy storage."

EaglePicher Technologies, LLC has a rich history of manufacturing state-of-the art batteries and systems for the defense and aerospace industries, with work in recent years to expand its expertise into other critical applications such as energy storage solutions.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

Chart of I:DJI
DOW 16,643.01 -11.76 -0.07%
S&P 500 1,988.87 +1.21 0.06%
NASDAQ 4,828.3250 +15.6170 0.32%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs