Metacapacitors in MIT Technology Review

March 15, 2013 | News

In today’s electrified economy, power conversion—converting electricity between different levels of voltage and current— is the vital link between sources of electric power and the loads they serve. The market for electric power converters is large and growing, with the LED power supply market alone projected to reach $10Bn by 2016.

Novel Battery Technology Scaled to 36 kWh Demonstration at CCNY

May 7, 2012 | News

The CUNY Energy Institute, which has been developing innovative low-cost batteries that are safe, non-toxic, and reliable with fast discharge rates and high energy densities, announced that it has built an operating prototype zinc anode battery system. The Institute said large-scale commercialization of the battery would start later this year.

CUNY Energy Institute Batteries Power Off-Grid Booth

March 2, 2012 | News

The CUNY Energy Institute has been a leader in developing innovative low-cost batteries for grid-scale applications. Our batteries are safe, non-toxic, and reliable with fast discharge rates and high energy densities. Watch CUNY Energy Institute director Sanjoy Banerjee in this video for more information!

Metacapacitors For LED Lighting and Electric Power Conversion

November 30, 2011 | News

In today’s increasingly electrified economy, power conversion–converting electricity between different levels of voltage and current–forms the vital link between sources of electric power and the loads they serve.

Nuclear Engineering Grows with Energy Dept. Support

November 15, 2011 | News

The CUNY Energy Institute was awarded two prestigious grants from the Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP).

Energy Storage Update

November 15, 2011 | News

The grid-scale energy storage solutions being developed at the CUNY Energy Institute are safe, non-flammable, and low-cost with a long cycle life.

CUNY Energy Institute and Wisconsin University Energy Insitute Offer Short Course in Thermal Hydraulics of Nuclear Systems

August 10, 2011 | News

The CUNY Energy Institute and Wisconsin University Energy Institute are pleased to host a short course this fall in thermal-hydraulics of nuclear systems headlined by distinguished lecturers from academia, government, and industry.

CUNY Energy Institute Demonstrates Battery Tech at ARPA-E Summit

March 7, 2011 | News

Last week, the CUNY Energy Institute showed off some of its most exciting work at the annual ARPA-E innovation summit and technology showcase. Members of the Energy Institute team were able to demonstrate zinc-nickel and cadmium-manganese dioxide cells built in our lab.

Training the Next Generation of Nuclear Engineers at City College

March 7, 2011 | News

The United States is building its first new reactors in decades, but we may lack the human capital to keep even the current fleet running. How can we develop the workforce we need to meet an increasing demand for nuclear energy?

CUNY Energy Institute Seeks Proposals for Electricity Storage Research Seed Grants

January 3, 2011 | News

The Energy Institute is currently soliciting applications to fund approximately ten (10) two-year projects focusing on ‘Electricity Storage Research’, a key element of the Institute’s programs to enable wider deployment of renewable, but intermittent, energy sources and more efficient use of electricity generation, transmission, and distribution capacity.