Energy Storage

Dec
04
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

2017 Theme: Energy + Emissions Contest

Student Challenge: Create a tangible visualization of the amount of carbon emissions created by the University of Michigan in the year 2016: 641,000 metric tons, or 1,413,161,420 pounds, of carbon dioxide. This represents approximately 30% of Ann Arbor’s total emissions footprint. (For more detail about U-M’s GHG emissions, see this report.)

Jun
19
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Learn the Key Skills Needed to Scale Up Battery Innovations

This four-day course covers the fundamentals of battery cell manufacturing, giving you an understanding of energy storage technologies and teaching you the skills to scale up battery innovations at your organization. Through hands-on sessions in the University of Michigan Battery Lab and instruction from faculty and industry experts, you will gain exposure to the aspects of building a battery from start to finish.
 
 
Apr
27
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

The Energy Institute is hosting the 2nd Beyond Carbon Neutral All Day Workshop. 

Apr
12
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Emerging research on fracking and water policy: A panel discussion.

Friday, March 24, 2017

This summer, an instructional team of battery experts from industry and the University of Michigan will teach a short course in battery manufacturing. The course runs from June 19-22.

The program outline is listed below with a brief description of the topics and learning objectives that will be covered.  Course instructors are experts in the various aspects of battery manufacturing, with extensive real-world expertise. The classroom instruction will be complimented with hands-on instruction in the Battery Lab at the University of Michigan. The cost for this course is $1500. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

An issue that has long plagued renewable energy facilities is how to efficiently store energy collected from sun or wind.

Now, University of Michigan and University of Utah chemists have developed an energy-storing molecule that is 1,000 times more stable than current compounds, potentially leading to a longer-lived, more efficient battery.

The researchers are working to develop industrial-scale batteries that can store large amounts of energy for deployment when the sun sets or the wind stops blowing.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

This winter, the Battery Lab is expanding to accommodate solid-state battery research for both external users and in-house researchers. Solid-state batteries promise higher energy density and no chance of catching fire. With more development, they could one day replace lithium ion technology.

Monday, January 30, 2017

The Battery Lab and several U-M energy storage researchers will be featured in "Search for the Super Battery," a PBS Nova special airing Wednesday, February 1 at 9 PM. During the special, host David Pogue interviews U-M professors conducting battery research and builds his own battery with Battery Lab manager Greg Less. 

Feb
08
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

 Riordan Frost, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Public Administration at the American University will speak on "How Green is Your State? Constructing a modern state environmental index".

Monday, January 09, 2017

The PBS Nova team visited the Energy Institute’s Battery Lab this past fall to record segment of “Search for the Super Battery". The segment will air February 1, 2017 at 9 pm on PBS.

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