6/11 Event: Maximizing the Return on Federal R&D Investments in Energy Storage

Session One in AEIC’s “Partners in Ingenuity” series

WHEN: Thursday, June 11th 2015 03:00 p.m. to 04:00 p.m.
WHERE: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC

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Batteries are growing up–literally. Next-generation battery technologies are powering vehicles and connecting directly to the electric grid. As a result, international competition to develop and supply new battery technology has intensified in recent years. U.S. companies are fighting not just for market share, but also for technology leadership. What is the role of federal R&D investments, including the National Labs, in supporting U.S. competitiveness in next-generation battery technologies?

Join us on June 11 for a discussion on the linkages between federal R&D investment, next-generation battery technology development, and U.S. business competitiveness.

The American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC) is a group of current and retired CEOs of major innovation-driven companies that advocate for greater federal investment in energy technology innovation. This discussion is the first in AEIC’s “Partners in Ingenuity” event series. Following AEIC’s February report, Restoring American Energy Innovation Leadership, “Partners in Ingenuity” will elevate conversations on the role of federal energy innovation investments in economic growth and international competitiveness.

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Opening remarks by:

Representative Randy Hultgren (R-IL)

Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY)

Panel discussion featuring:

Jeff Chamberlain
Executive Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, Argonne National Lab

Steve Levine
Executive Washington Correspondent, Quartz
Author, “The Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World”

Perry Wyatt
Director of Global Product Engineering, Johnson Controls Power Solutions

Moderated by:

Jason Burwen
Associate Director for Energy Innovation, BPC’s Energy Project

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