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TOMORROW: BPC Forum to Explore the Role of Federal R&D in Battery Technology and International Competitiveness

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Washington, D.C.– Batteries are growing up—literally. Next-generation battery technologies are powering vehicles and connecting directly to the electric grid. As a result, international competition to develop and supply new battery technology has intensified. U.S. companies are fighting not just for market share, but also for technology leadership. What is the role of federal R&D investments, including the National Labs, in supporting U.S. competitiveness in next-generation battery technologies?

Join us tomorrow as energy storage industry experts discuss the linkages between federal R&D investment, next-generation battery technology development and U.S. business competitiveness in the first event in the American Energy Innovation Council’s “Partners in Ingenuity” series. Reps. Randy Hultgren (R-IL), Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and Paul Tonko (D-NY) will offer opening remarks.

The event is open to the public and press. Register now!

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WHO:

Opening remarks by:

Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL)
@RepHultgren

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL)
@RepLipinski

Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY)
@RepPaulTonko

Panel discussion featuring:

Jeff Chamberlain
Executive Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, Argonne National Lab
@argonne

Steve LeVine
Washington Correspondent, Quartz
Author, “The Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World”
@stevelevine

Perry Wyatt
Director of Global Product Engineering, Johnson Controls Power Solutions
@JCI_BatteryBeat

Moderated by:

Jason Burwen
Associate Director for Energy Innovation, Bipartisan Policy Center
@jburwen

WHAT:

Batteries for Vehicles and the Electric Grid: Maximizing the Return on Federal R&D Investments

WHEN:

Thursday, June 11, 2015
3:00PM – 4:00 p.m. ET

WHERE:

2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

KEYWORDS: AMERICAN ENERGY INNOVATION COUNCIL (AEIC), DAN LIPINSKI, PAUL TONKO, RANDY HULTGREN