$13 Million In Funding Offered For Sustainable Solar, Advanced Batteries & More

AUG 8 2015 BY STAFF

National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation

A 580 kilowatt solar array was recently added to the roof of Baltimore Operation’s e-Motor building, where electric motors and drive units for the Chevrolet Spark EV are built. This new array is made up of approximately 2,420 panels and covers 87 percent of the e-Motor building’s roof.

A 580 kilowatt solar array was recently added to the roof of Baltimore Operation’s e-Motor building, where electric motors and drive units for the Chevrolet Spark EV are built. This new array is made up of approximately 2,420 panels and covers 87 percent of the e-Motor building’s roof.

According to Green Car Congress, the “US National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) has issued a funding opportunity announcement (PD 15-7644) for the award of an estimated $13,093,000.”

The funding supports research into “sustainable production (and storage) of electricity and fuels.”

Funding opportunities break down into 3 categories:

Biomass Conversion, Biofuels & Bioenergy

Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Energy- The focus here is on using materials that are “earth-abundant and environmentally benign.”

Advanced Batteries for Transportation and Renewable Energy Storage – “The focus is on high-energy density and high-power density batteries suitable for transportation and renewable energy storage applications. Advanced systems such as lithium-air, sodium-ion, as well as lithium-ion electrochemical energy storage are appropriate.”

Additional details at Green Car Congress

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