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DESC0023738

Project Grant

Overview

Grant Description
Scalable battery diagnostic & prognostic system to accelerate deployment of grid energy storage facilities through enhanced control, communication, and decision-making technologies.
Awardee
Place of Performance
Tucson, Arizona 85741-2276 United States
Geographic Scope
Single Zip Code
Ridgetop Group was awarded Project Grant DESC0023738 worth $206,461 from the Office of Science in July 2023 with work to be completed primarily in Tucson Arizona United States. The grant has a duration of 9 months and was awarded through assistance program 81.049 Office of Science Financial Assistance Program. The Project Grant was awarded through grant opportunity FY 2023 Phase I Release 2.

SBIR Details

Research Type
SBIR Phase I
Title
Automated Adaption, Modeling, and Analysis of Costom Li-ion Battery Chemistries
Abstract
The U.S. electricity grid needs grid energy storage. U.S. adoption of grid-energy storage can be accelerated through enhanced grid-energy storage facility (facility) communication, and decision-making technologies. Enhanced communication and decision-making technologies results in enhanced facility control. Enhanced facility control can be used to optimize facility function for battery life and demand-curve smoothing. Optimizing facility operations for battery life is vital for ensuring the safety and reliability of grid energy storage facilities. Lithium-ion batteries are less likely to experience catastrophic failure when operated in a manner that maximizes their useful life. It is important to understand how batteries deteriorate with use and under different operating conditions to operate the facility in a way that optimizes safety and battery life. Demonstrating facility reliability can further accelerate the deployment of grid energy storage, leading to smoother energy demand curves and increased utilization of renewable energy. Optimizing facility reliability through enhanced facility control systems will reduce the strain on the electrical grid. Ultimately, realizing these benefits requires a thorough understanding of how operating conditions impact battery deterioration and a robust facility control system capable of optimizing facility operation for battery life. Therefore, the key to accelerating the adoption of grid-energy storage is developing communication and decision-making technologies that optimize facility function. Optimizing facility function not only benefits battery life and demand-curve smoothing, but also enhances safety and reliability. The deterioration of Li-ion batteries over time is influenced by their operation, making it crucial to understand how operating conditions affect battery deterioration. To optimize facility operation for battery life, a system of facility control is necessary. Therefore, the key to accelerating the adoption of grid-energy storage is the development of communication and decision-making technologies that optimize facility function. Optimizing facility function not only benefits battery life and demand-curve smoothing, but also enhances safety and reliability. To achieve this, a deep understanding of how operating conditions affect battery deterioration is necessary. In order to optimize facility operation for battery life, a robust and sophisticated system of facility control is required.
Topic Code
C56-09b
Solicitation Number
DE-FOA-0002903

Status
(Ongoing)

Last Modified 7/24/23

Period of Performance
7/10/23
Start Date
4/9/24
End Date
82.0% Complete

Funding Split
$206.5K
Federal Obligation
$0.0
Non-Federal Obligation
$206.5K
Total Obligated
100.0% Federal Funding
0.0% Non-Federal Funding

Activity Timeline

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Additional Detail

Award ID FAIN
DESC0023738
SAI Number
None
Award ID URI
SAI EXEMPT
Awardee Classifications
Small Business
Awarding Office
892430 SC CHICAGO SERVICE CENTER
Funding Office
892401 SCIENCE
Awardee UEI
CRLUWHJZHLU8
Awardee CAGE
1QDG8
Performance District
AZ-06
Senators
Kyrsten Sinema
Mark Kelly

Budget Funding

Federal Account Budget Subfunction Object Class Total Percentage
Science, Energy Programs, Energy (089-0222) General science and basic research Grants, subsidies, and contributions (41.0) $206,461 100%
Modified: 7/24/23