Visit PARC’s Booths at the 2015 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit



Gaylord National Harbor and Convention Center 2015-02-09


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Visit PARC’s Booths at the 2015 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit is an annual conference and technology showcase that brings together experts from different technical disciplines and professional communities to think about America’s energy challenges in new and innovative ways.

Visit PARCs booths #618, 620, and 622 to learn about:

Medium-temperature Oxygen-conducting Fuel Cell Based on a Novel Membrane Structure
PARC will develop an intermediate-temperature fuel cell that is capable of utilizing a wide variety of carbon-based input fuels. This design will include a novel electrolyte membrane system that transports oxygen in a form that allows it to react directly with almost any fuel. The membrane eliminates the need for a separate fuel processing system, which reduces overall costs. Further, PARC’s cell will operate at relatively low temperatures of 200-300˚C, avoiding the long-term durability problems associated with existing higher-temperature fuel cells.

Probing Alloys for Rapid Sorting Electrochemically (PARSE)
PARC will develop a new electrochemical diagnostic probe that identifies the composition of light metal scrap for efficient sorting. Current sorting technologies for light metals are costly and inefficient because they cannot distinguish between different metals. If successful, PARC’s electro-chemical diagnostic probe will enable the recycling of typically discarded light metal scrap.
Smart Embedded Network of Sensors with Optical Readout (SENSOR)
PARC will develop new fiber optic sensors that are inserted into battery packs to monitor and measure batteries during charge and discharge cycles. These compact fiber optical sensors will measure the battery’s health while in use to avoid degradation and failure.
as well as some other technologies:
  • ASMAP: Activated Sludge/Membrane/Algal Photosynthesis
  • LATEG: Large-area Thermoelectric Generators
  • PIB: Printed Integral Batteries
  • SPHINCS: System of Printed Hybrid Intelligent Nano-chemical Sensors
  • TPV: Spectrally-selective Metamaterials for Thermophotovoltaics 
We’re looking forward to talking with you about our energy portfolio, learning about you, and discussing opportunities.

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