Feasible is selected for the prestigious Shell GameChanger™ Cleantech Accelerator, Powered by NREL (GCxN). One of only four companies selected globally, Feasible, Inc. will receive up to $250,000 to focus on long-term energy storage technology.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award for the electrochemical acoustic tools for the analysis of batteries is awarded to Feasible, Inc.
Andrew spoke on a panel at the 2018 DOE InnovationXLab Energy Storage Summit. The panel session explored the various innovative programs through which industrial partners can engage with the national laboratories.
Feasible has been awarded $1.8 million by ARPA-E for the development of electrochemical-acoustic signal interrogation analysis of batteries.
Six projects, selected based on their potential impact, were chosen to receive funding from Princeton University’s Intellectual Property Accelerator fund. Feasible’s ultrasound screening technology for better batteries was chosen along with technology that enhances X-ray images and a strategy that eliminates cybersecurity threats.
“Our aim is to help faculty members and their research teams accomplish the goal of seeing their discoveries reach the public where they can have a real-world effect, either through improving people’s health, providing technological capabilities that boost our productivity and experiences, or through innovations that can improve our lives in ways that we haven’t anticipated,” said John Ritter, director of Princeton’s Office of Technology Licensing. “That is what is exciting about university research.”
The IP Accelerator Fund will enable Feasible to demonstrate definitively that the battery-testing system, called Electrochemical Acoustic Time of Flight, can detect signs of failure in lithium-ion batteries. Dan Steingart, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and co-founder of Feasible said, “We want to prove beyond any doubt that this patented Princeton technology is capable of quickly detecting this potentially explosive condition on every lithium-ion cell produced.”
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NSF offers monetary awards and is the funding source for 24% of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. This Phase I project will support Feasible’s development of the first commercial ultrasonic battery analysis unit. It will be necessary for demonstrating the applicability of ultrasonic analysis to the battery R&D, manufacturing, and second-life battery markets.