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Driving energy solutions: UD researcher among 66 to share in energy technology funding

Driving energy solutions: UD researcher among 66 to share in energy technology funding

University of Delaware professor Yushan Yan is among America’s top scientists and engineers working to develop transformational energy technology solutions. His work is one of 66 cutting-edge research projects selected for more than $130 million in funding from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) OPEN 2012 program, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced Nov. 28.

OPEN 2012 seeks to advance technologies with “the potential to produce game-changing breakthroughs in energy technology, form the foundation for entirely new industries and have large commercial impacts.” With $793,071 in new funding, Yan will work to progress high-voltage flow batteries for stationary energy storage. His research team will concentrate on developing a low-cost, water-based, flow battery that uses membrane technology to increase voltage and energy storage capacity.