Energy Storage Technology
The Rochester Region is home to many members of the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY+BEST), established to help position New York as a global leader in energy storage technology for heavy-duty transportation, electric grid, and other applications. Regional companies and universities are involved in a variety of energy storage R&D or commercialization projects.
NY BEST Test Commercialization Center Now Open.
The Kodak Cell Assembly Center at Eastman Business Park, created in partnership with the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY BEST), completes an ecosystem of three core processes for energy storage manufacturing, providing coating, assembly, and testing all in one location. Check out this video to see how the Kodak Cell Assembly Center is helping businesses move from pilot to high-scale manufacturing at a low cost.
Notable Local Companies
- Ultralife Corporation is integrating battery and ultra-capacitor on a common power circuit serving two renewable-energy generation sources. This will enable increased renewable-energy contributions to the grid. The system can also provide backup electricity during an outage and, during normal operation, allow customers to draw on the stored energy to reduce both their peak electric grid demand and the utility charges associated with peak demand.
- Cerion is developing innovative materials for next-generation lithium-ion batteries.
- Graphenix Development designs graphene applications for graphene-based energy storage, printable electronics, and composites markets.
- NOHMs Technologies is commercializing high energy, long life, and more durable lithium ion battery technology portable electronics, vehicles, and industrial applications.
- PMD Progressive Machine & Design provides advanced and traditional battery manufacturing, assembly and test systems that include many sophisticated processes.
- Rochester Institute of Technology is developing methods to recycle and reuse lithium-ion batteries to minimize waste streams to landfills and maximize reclamation.
- Xactiv has developed intellectual property related to the use of nanomaterials in renewable energy systems and has also partnered with the University of Rochester to begin commercialization of these new developments, in areas including lithium-ion batteries and lithium primary batteries.