DE PERE, WI--(Marketwired - Jan 21, 2014) - MEGTEC Systems, a leading global supplier of engineered systems and environmental and energy solutions to advanced manufacturing facilities, has become an affiliate to the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint Center for Energy Storage (JCESR).
Led by Argonne National Laboratory, JCESR directs a major research initiative selecting national leaders in science and engineering from government, academia, and industry to create breakthrough energy storage technology and overcome critical scientific and technical barriers. The organization's diverse expertise spans the full technology-development pipeline from basic research and prototype development to product engineering and market delivery. It is collaboration with affiliates, such as MEGTEC Systems, that will help JCESR make rapid progress and significant advancement.
MEGTEC President and CEO, Dr. Mohit Uberoi, looks forward to the new partnership. "MEGTEC is pleased and excited to be affiliated with JCESR," Uberoi said. "We look forward to working with Argonne in speeding innovation for energy storage. We have a long and successful track record in the commercialization of new ideas."
Uberoi is also enthused to share the unique perspective and experience MEGTEC will bring to the partnership. "With the advanced work MEGTEC has done in the energy storage markets, especially for the production of lithium-ion battery electrodes and fuel cells, we have innovative solutions that will reduce manufacturing costs," he said.
It's those innovative solutions that make MEGTEC a desirable candidate for the JCESR program. Director of JCESR at Argonne Laboratories Dr. George Crabtree says, "We are pleased to include MEGTEC Systems as a JCESR affiliate. We believe MEGTEC's design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities will be a valuable resource for the JCESR team."
About MEGTEC: Based in De Pere, Wisconsin, USA, MEGTEC is a global industrial equipment-manufacturing leader with over 600 employees and operations in 10 countries. MEGTEC provides engineered products, innovative technologies and optimization services for multiple industries helping to meet rising global demand for environmental protection and advanced manufacturing equipment that promotes sustainability. For more information, go to www.megtec.com.
About JCESR: The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) is a major partnership that integrates researchers from many disciplines to overcome critical scientific and technical barriers and create new breakthrough energy storage technology. Led by the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, partners include national leaders in science and engineering from academia, the private sector, and national laboratories. Their combined expertise spans the full range of the technology-development pipeline from basic research to prototype development to product engineering to market delivery. Funding for JCESR is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. For more information, go to http://www.jcesr.org.