EDISON – The addition of a new manufacturing design facility to a clean energy firm here is expected to bring 25 new jobs.
The Eos Ingenuity Lab unveiled Monday by Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., DN.J., will be located at Eos Energy Enterprises’ corporate headquarters.
The new lab will provide the space and resources to continue evolving Eos’ zinc battery technology as it helps accelerates the nation’s transition to clean energy, according to Pallone’s office.
The lab will focus on expanding the company’s research and development capacity for future generations of new battery technology and will help forge a path toward rapid development of its energy storage systems, Pallone’s office said.
“New Jersey is confronting the climate crisis with new, cutting-edge battery technology that is creating clean energy jobs right here at home,” Pallone said. “I am immensely proud that Eos calls Edison home and is leading the way on energy storage technology that will help us accelerate the transition to clean energy. These innovations will ensure both our economy and our energy infrastructure are ready to meet the challenges of the future.”
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Founded in 2008, Eos designs and manufactures zinc batteries designed to provide new energy storage options in an effort to accelerate the shift to clean energy. Pallone hosted US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm for a tour of the company in July 2021.
“The launch of the Ingenuity Lab underscores our commitment to building the energy storage solutions of the future,” said Joe Mastrangelo, CEO of Eos. “We have always prioritized innovation and continuous improvement as part of our company identity, but to have a designated site where this can be fostered will help accelerate adoption of energy storage and its critical role in the renewable energy transition.”
The Department of Energy announced earlier this year new programs to invest $3 billion to strengthen US supply chains for advanced batteries. In 2021, the DOE announced a new goal to reduce the cost of grid-scale, long-duration energy storage by 90% within the decade that would help the United States reach 100% clean electricity by 2035.
Long-duration energy storage are systems that can store energy for more than 10 hours at a time and would support a low-cost, reliable, carbon-free electric grid. Cheaper and more efficient storage will make it easier to capture and store clean energy for use when energy generation is unavailable or lower than demand.
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