1. Articles in category: Liquid Metal

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    1. Ambri Wins $35 Million in VC Funding For Liquid Metal Battery Grid Storage

      Ambri Wins $35 Million in VC Funding For Liquid Metal Battery Grid Storage

      Grid-scale battery technology startup Ambri just raised $35 million from new investors KLP Enterprises, the family office of Karen Pritzker and Michael Vlock, and Building Insurance Bern, the Swiss Insurance company, along with existing investors Khosla Ventures, Bill Gates and French energy giant Total in this C Round. Ambri has also had support from the Deshpande Center, the Chesonis Family Foundation as well as grants from the Office of Naval Research. 

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      Mentions: DoE France HI
    2. Nuvation Engineering Helps Ambri Advance Liquid Metal Battery Technology

      Nuvation Engineering Helps Ambri Advance Liquid Metal Battery Technology

      Nuvation Engineering has helped develop a battery management system (BMS) that will enable Ambri to demonstrate a large-scale prototype Liquid Metal Battery grid-scale energy storage system. Ambri’s revolutionary new battery chemistry consists of earth-abundant materials and is designed to provide a low cost solution to the challenge of intermittent power availability in regions with wind and solar resources. 

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      Mentions: MIT MA Ambri
    3. Funding to Develop Energy Storage Technologies

      Funding to Develop Energy Storage Technologies

      Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York, has announced that $1.4 million has been awarded to six companies working on new technologies in battery and energy storage, which will help develop working prototypes that demonstrate the ability of these advanced energy storage systems. Funding will help leverage a total private investment of $2 million. The funding will help to transition new energy storage technologies with proven technical feasibility to a working prototype. A working prototype is an essential step along the product commercialization path and increases a company's opportunity to attract additional investment.

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      Mentions: Ambri NY
    4. LightSail Adds Two Execs as It Looks to Ramp Up Sales

      LightSail Adds Two Execs as It Looks to Ramp Up Sales

      LightSail Energy has appointed two industry veterans to its executive ranks, as the energy storage startup looks to ramp up sales of its technology. It represents a new phase and test for the five-year-old company, which has attracted media interest and heavyweight backers but has yet to really test the market appetite for its new twist on the old idea of compressed air. 

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      Mentions: GE SustainX Ambri
    5. Ambri Plans to Install Battery at Hawaii First Wind Project

      Ambri Plans to Install Battery at Hawaii First Wind Project

      A Massachusetts startup backed by Microsoft’s Bill Gates plans to install its battery technology at one of First Wind’s wind energy projects on Oahu’s North Shore. Boston-based First Wind said it is supporting Ambri’s efforts to work with them on a modest demonstration project in Hawaii. “To date we haven’t determined where or which project, and we still have to formalize an agreement with them,” said John Lamontagne, spokesman for Boston-based First Wind.

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      Mentions: HI MA Ambri
    6. MIT's Liquid Metal Stores Solar Power Until After Sundown

      MIT's Liquid Metal Stores Solar Power Until After Sundown

      A 40-foot trailer loaded with 25 tons of liquid metals may be the solution to the renewable-energy industry’s biggest challenge: making sure power is available whenever it’s needed. A Boston-area startup founded by MIT researchers is working to turn this new concept into a commercial product, liquid-metal batteries that will store electricity for less than $500 a kilowatt-hour. That’s less than a third the cost of some current battery technologies.

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      Mentions: DoE HI U.S.
    7. Innovating Dirt-Cheap: What Sadoway Can Teach Us about the Future of Clean Energy

      Innovating Dirt-Cheap: What Sadoway Can Teach Us about the Future of Clean Energy

      When it comes to alternate power sources and batteries, Donald R. Sadoway, John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is the man to turn to. Voted one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2012, Sadoway is not only known for his packed classes, despite being one of the largest in the history of the institute, but for the pieces of wisdom he imparts when simply speaking about batteries.

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      Mentions: MIT MA
    8. Ambri Liquid Metal Battery: Prototype Deployment Set for 2014

      Ambri Liquid Metal Battery: Prototype Deployment Set for 2014

      November is a milestone month for Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) spinoff company Ambri, where a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Marlborough, Massachusetts, on November 7 marked its new production facility. Ambri is targeting its liquid metal battery technology for use in the electricity grid. The company believes they have an electricity storage solution that will change the way electric grids are operated worldwide.

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      Mentions: Japan DoE HI
    9. Hawaii's Energy Excelerator pours $15M into Innovative Cleantech Startups

      Hawaii's Energy Excelerator pours $15M into Innovative Cleantech Startups

      Hawaii is on a mission to achieve a 70 percent clean energy goal in 2030, making it the ideal testing-ground for green tech startups.  A new startup program, called Energy Exceletor, recently raised $30 million from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Naval Research to help the state achieve that goal. 

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      Mentions: DoE HI U.S.
    10. Cleantech Group Unveils The 2013 Global Cleantech 100 List

      Cleantech Group Unveils The 2013 Global Cleantech 100 List

      Cleantech Group, provider of the i3 market intelligence platform and global consulting services, recently released the fifth annual Global Cleantech 100 list and report. The list recognizes the one hundred most promising and innovative companies most likely to make a significant market impact over the next five to ten years across 15 industry categories, including Energy Efficiency, Biofuels & Biochemicals, Conventional Fuels, Smart Grid, Transportation, and Water & Wastewater.

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      Mentions: Asia GM U.S.
    11. NY Times snapshot of energy storage technologies and funding

      NY Times snapshot of energy storage technologies and funding

      As renewable energy becomes increasingly commonplace, interest in energy storage technologies is growing around the world. Researchers in Germany, Japan, the United States and elsewhere are finding governments increasingly willing to support their ideas, although many projects are in the early stages.

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      Mentions: CA Japan Scotland
    12. Ambri's Better Grid Battery (good overview of the company)

      Ambri's Better Grid Battery (good overview of the company)

      When (Ambri's liquid metal) cell is heated to around 500°C, the disks and powder inside—the battery’s electrodes and electrolyte, respectively—will melt ... Conventional rechargeable batteries have solid electrodes that degrade with use, but a (liquid metal) battery ... could last for years without losing much of its energy storage capacity. The molten materials can also operate at much higher current densities than solids, and for longer periods of time.

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      Mentions: DoE France U.S.
    13. Forbes guest editorial: Storage, not generation, is the challenge to renewable energy

      Forbes guest editorial: Storage, not generation, is the challenge to renewable energy

      By Gregg Maryniak: Chairman of the Energy and Environmental Systems Track of Singularity University and the Secretary of the X PRIZE Foundation

      If we really want to transform the energy sector in a meaningful way, it will require attention to the other relatively ignored storage domain: grid scale power storage.

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      Mentions: CA MIT Ambri
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