SF Bay Area Nanotechnology Council


Nanotechnology Enabled Redox Flow Batteries Give the Smart Grid a High IQ.

September 18, 2012, Noon-1PM
TI Auditorium E-1
2900 Semiconductor Drive. Santa Clara, CA

TITLE: Nanotechnology Enabled Redox Flow Batteries Give the Smart Grid a High IQ.

SPEAKER: (UPDATE)Bret Adams Director of business Development will replace Dr. Craig Horne, Founder and CEO EnerVault Corporation

Megawatt scale Redox Flow Batteries (RFB) can be a safe, reliable and cost effective and clean solution to utility distributed scale energy storage. The demands of peak loading and fast EV charging are immediate applications and enabling the smart grid is on the near horizon. Nanotechnology applied to separators and chemicals is enabling this disruptive technology to be the just in time disruptive solution to a major energy storage problem. Sunnyvale’s EnerVault Corporation has exploited this and is bringing fully integrated modular systems to provide an economical solution.

Craig Horne is a renewable energy technology and start-up veteran in areas of, fuel cells, batteries, telecom, and nanotechnology. With more than 20 years of experience working with renewable energy technologies overlapping with 9 years in nanotechnology the majority of his career has been spent in ground-level projects (synchrotron radiation spectroscopy of Li-ion materials, nanoscale material based Li-ion components, nanoscale material and processes for telecom components, disruptive manufacturing of fuel cell stacks, new system designs for flow batteries). Among others he’s worked at nanotechnology firms like Nanogram Corporation, Kainos and NeoPhotonics Corporation. He has 19 US patents awarded, over 14 US applications pending, and numerous international patents.
He received his Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering, Univeristy of California Berkeley

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