Bosch, Toyota Join CalCharge Energy Storage Effort

July 31, 2015 By Linda Hardesty

CalCharge energy manageCalCharge, an initiative designed to accelerate breakthrough energy storage technologies, welcomes six new member companies: charter members Bosch and Toyota, along with general members Blue Current, Ensor, EnZinc and ITN Energy Systems.

The new members will have access to CalCharge’s programs, services and network, designed to help clear the path to commercialization.

CalCharge’s technology acceleration program allows its members to access three Bay Area national labs: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Using Collaborative Research and Development Agreements, CalCharge pairs companies large and small with national labs, accelerating the development of clean energy ideas, technologies and products.

“What happens in the California energy sector shapes the entire industry,” said Dr. Mohan Misra, founder, president and CEO of ITN Energy Systems, a technology incubator focused on developing next generation flow batteries, lithium batteries and fuel cells. “We’re a Colorado company, and CalCharge helps us keep our finger on the pulse of the battery sector as a whole.”

Eighteen companies are now members of CalCharge, including the six new members.

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