Sharp earns federal funding
$2.9 million grant will fund sodium-ion battery development
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
A Camas company’s research project is set to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced last week that a project by Sharp Laboratories was one of 66 selected by the Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency -- Energy to receive a total of $130 million in funding through its "OPEN 2012" program.
ARPA-E seeks out transformational, breakthrough technologies that show fundamental technical promise but are too early for private-sector investment.
According to a press release, these projects have the potential to produce game-changing breakthroughs in energy technology, form the foundation for entirely new industries, and have large commercial impacts.