Past EssEs Successes
Energy Storage System Evaluation
& Safety II Consortium

Southwest Research Institute has completed a previous consecutive consortium program targeted to provide transparency in the battery market as a means to advance the development of energy storage systems. This program has resulted in intellectual property and technologies that have been integrated into today’s production batteries. Below are brief accomplishments from this previous program.

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EssEs (2011-2015)

  • 12 Member Companies
  • Eight PAC meetings
  • Three research topics: lithium plating, life modeling, overcharge of aged cells
  • Benchmarked 22 batteries
  • Six Guest Speakers
  • Four Internal Research Briefings
  • Large data base at reduced cost
  • Patent on life accelerated life testing and modeling

Related Terminology

energy storage system development  •  battery cells  •  greenhouse gas emission reduction  •  fuel economy improvements  •  hybrid electric vehicles  •  plug-in hybrid electric vehicles  •  electrochemical storage system research  •  batteries  •  lithium-ion

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