Green Car Congress  
Go to GCC Discussions forum About GCC Contact  RSS Subscribe Twitter headlines

« Honda joins vehicle-to-grid technology demonstration project in partnership with University of Delaware and NRG Energy | Main | Shell will not move forward with $12.5B US Gulf Coast GTL project »

Print this post

Battery Innovation Center issues RFP for development of new energy storage systems

5 December 2013

The Battery Innovation Center (BIC)—a non-profit consortium of organizations focused on the rapid development, testing and commercialization of safe and reliable energy storage systems—has announced a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the development of new energy storage systems. Funded by a $2-million grant from the Department of Commerce, the BIC will offer its advanced lab and facilities to the selected technology developers, which will be announced in early 2014.

The BIC was awarded the 2012 Department of Commerce Economic Development Agency (EDA) I6 Challenge Grant to provide its laboratory facilities for prototyping, testing and evaluation, and certification for small businesses and entrepreneurs with emerging energy storage technologies. The BIC will solicit inputs from industry leaders across the country to find the best product/technologies with the greatest economic development potential for commercialization. The selected energy storage technologies will be “proofed” within the BIC lab and provide data detailing their potential impacts.

In addition to providing advanced technology development support, the BIC will enlist state-led organizations, local government initiatives, and a wide array of venture capital providers to support small businesses in conducting market surveys, business plan development, marketing strategy development, and obtaining access to state and local government financial incentives to further their acceleration into the market.

Lastly, the BIC, as a consortium of industry leaders in energy storage, can provide new and developing companies with the partnerships in manufacturing.

Organizations interested in submitting a proposal for the program may visit for details on the submission process and eligibility requirements. The proposal deadline is 3 January 2014 with selections anticipated to be announced in February 2014.

December 5, 2013 in Brief | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Battery Innovation Center issues RFP for development of new energy storage systems:


Funded by a mere $2 million grant?

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Green Car Congress © 2013 BioAge Group, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Home | BioAge Group