Energy Storage

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.

Friday, February 05, 2016

An interdisciplinary team of U-M sustainability experts and engineers led by School of Natural Resources and Environment Postdoctoral Associate Maryam Arbabzadeh has developed a “ green guide” to aid developers and operators of energy storage systems. Titled “12 Principles for Green Energy Storage in Grid Applications,” the 12 Principles offer researchers, designers and industry professionals a clear, concise picture of the most important criteria to consider when designing and operating sustainable energy storage devices and systems.

Oct
03
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Reclaiming the Atmospheric Commons:  A New Strategy for Climate Policy Success?

Leigh Raymond, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Environment at Purdue University

11:30am-1:00pm (Pizza lunch provided at 11:30am, lecture begins at 11:40am)

Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by:

Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP)

Sep
13
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

VISIT US AT OUR BOOTH!!

The Battery Show Exhibition & Conference is a showcase of advanced battery technology for electric & hybrid vehicles, utility & renewable energy support, portable electronics, medical technology, military and telecommunications.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Producers and crew from PBS's Nova series are visiting the Energy Institute's Battery Lab this week while filming a special on the future of energy storage and vehicle electrification. Battery Lab Manager Greg Less, along with Battery Fabrication Specialist Bill Hicks, are building batteries with host David Pogue, while Professors Levi Thompson, Jeff Sakamoto and Christian Lastoskie will guide the production team through their lab spaces and give interviews about their work. UMEI Director Mark Barteau will appear to discuss the future of energy storage and transportation. 

May
09
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Please join the Abrams Sustainability Program in welcoming Dr. Simon Nicholson of American University, to speak on "Can we engineer the climate?  Should we?"

Mar
23
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The Environment and Water Resources Engineering Department welcomes Dr. Anthony Kovscek, Keleen and Carlton Beal Professor in Energy Resources Engineering, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University to speak on "CO2- Enhanced Shale Gas or Shale Oil Production".

 

Apr
07
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Please come join the conversation about sustainability in Ann Arbor.

Friday, February 05, 2016

An interdisciplinary team of U-M sustainability experts and engineers has developed a “ green guide” to aid developers and operators of energy storage systems. Titled “12 Principles for Green Energy Storage in Grid Applications,” the 12 Principles offer researchers, designers and industry professionals a clear, concise picture of the most important criteria to consider when designing and operating sustainable energy storage devices and systems. The principles are detailed in the January 19 issue of Environmental Science and Technology.  

Because of the intermittency of electricity production from renewables, energy storage is an important complement to renewable power. It’s a way to keep using solar energy in the dark and wind energy on a calm day. The renewable industry is growing dramatically; the US boasts twice as many solar workers as it did five years ago. The deployment of storage technologies is expected to grow in tandem as the use of wind, solar, and other renewable technologies continue to grow.

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