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Energy Systems Network launches Battery Innovation Center in Southern Indiana

May 25, 2012

Energy storage technology initiative includes a multi-million dollar research/prototyping facility adjacent to Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane (INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 24, 2012) The global market for advanced batteries is nearly $50 billion, with economists predicting double-digit annual growth over the next decade, driven by increasing adoption of electric vehicles, the implementation of smart electric grid technologies, and other applications for flexible energy storage. To take advantage of the demand for rapid commercialization in this high-tech sector, the Indiana-based Energy Systems Network (ESN) and several partners have established the Battery Innovation Center (BIC), a new non-profit initiative that will link battery manufacturers, government agencies and research labs, academia, and Fortune 500 companies together to accelerate the battery market.
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