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Driving energy solutions

Dec. 3, 2012 — 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.

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