Scalable Thermochemical Option for Renewable Energy Storage (STORES)

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Program:
DAYS
Award:
$4,900,000
Location:
East Lansing, Michigan
Status:
ACTIVE
Project Term:
12/01/2021 - 05/31/2024

Technology Description:

The RedoxBlox team will lead the engineering and development of a pilot-scale energy storage platform comprising a thermochemical energy storage module integrated with a gas turbine power generator. In addition, the team will conduct advanced materials and component-level investigations, including a comprehensive analysis of their core thermochemical energy storage material that enables this energy storage technology. Test data collected from intermediate-scale thermal energy storage modules will be used to inform the design, operating parameters, and component selection of the final, integrated, pilot-scale system. This project paves the way for low-cost, long-duration, stationary electrical energy storage that will support grid infrastructure, enhance grid resiliency, and enable a greater share of intermittent renewable resources into the electrical power generation mix.

Potential Impact:

If successful, DAYS projects will provide new forms of long-duration stationary electricity storage systems that enhance grid resiliency, provide low-cost energy capacity, support grid infrastructure, and enable a greater share of intermittent renewable resources in the generation mix.

Security:

Long-duration storage can help prevent blackouts and smooth overall grid operation, improving resilience and enhancing grid security.

Environment:

New, extended storage options could enable greater integration of intermittent renewable energy sources, greatly reducing emissions from the power sector.

Economy:

Energy storage technologies could help improve grid efficiency and promote the growth of domestic renewable energy sources.

Contact

ARPA-E Program Director:
Dr. Halle Cheeseman
Project Contact:
Chris Hagen
Press and General Inquiries Email:
ARPA-E-Comms@hq.doe.gov
Project Contact Email:
chris.hagen@redoxblox.com

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Release Date:
05/01/2018