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Next Generation Electrical Energy Storage: Beyond Lithium Ion Batteries

AAAS 2014 Annual Meeting
George Crabtree and Jeff Chamberlain
February 14, 2014 3:00PM to 4:30PM
Building Offsite


The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) will present "Next Generation Electrical Energy Storage: Beyond Lithium Ion Batteries" at the AAAS 2014 Annual Meeting Friday, February 14, 2014, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Chicago.


George Crabtree, Director, JCESR


Jeff Chamberlain, Deputy Director of Development & Demonstration, JCESR


Dan Rastler, Electric Power Research Institute
Storage and the Next Generation Electricity Grid

Mark Mathias, General Motors Research and Development
Transforming Transportation with Portable Electricity Storage

Jeff Chamberlain, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research
Next Generation Electricity Storage: Beyond Lithium Ion


The two largest energy sectors—electricity and transportation—are poised for transformational change driven by next generation electrical energy storage. The future electricity grid will deploy wind and solar generation on a wide scale, level load peaks and valleys, and manage demand using high capacity, low cost stationary energy storage embedded in a smart grid. Personal transportation ready for electrification will replace foreign oil with domestic electricity and significantly reduce carbon emissions, driven by portable high energy density, low cost electricity storage.

These transformational impacts on transportation and the grid require next generation electrical energy storage with five times the energy density and one-fifth the cost of today’s best commercial batteries. The symposium examines the impact that such electricity storage technologies will have on the grid and transportation, and the promising discoveries and innovations beyond today’s lithium ion battery technology that will raise performance and lower cost.