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electric plug inSome of the most astounding claims coming from certain pockets of the free energy movement and supporters of overunity projects is that funding is not available, and/or the technology is being suppressed.

The truth is billions of dollars per year are being invested into the research and development of renewable energies and associated technologies that will enable people to own their own energy production. This will result in energy independence. You would have to be blind not to see the developments in to clean, renewable energy technologies. Many are owned by individuals, like the million householders in Australia with solar rooftops.


One of the largest areas of research is battery technology for transport to overcome the driving range barrier. This is holding the electric vehicle back in the market place. In addition to the 12 billion dollars to be expended worldwide into electric vehicle drive train and battery technology by the private sector in the next 4 years, we can see the Governments around the world supporting research. The following is an example of this. You would think “Big Oil” would want to suppress this research, and how did the Tesla car slip the net? The truth is “Big Oil” is one of the biggest investors in clean and renewable energy technology.  So the question begs….why would any one suppress a free energy technology. Will the future ‘Big Oil” be the Wind and Solar industry.?

The truth is investors and governments will back credible research by qualified people. If anyone has a reasonable idea, some data or evidence to support the proposal , and the qualifications to carry out the work it will be supported. I was made aware recently of a big oil company buying into a free energy development company. I have not confirmed this with a second party but it made sense to me as it was a credible project.

My personnel observations when I hear the conspiracy theories or suppression stories is it is “a get out of jail card” for a bogus technology or inventor. That is why hundreds of claims of Overunity promoted by some of the free energy media has never resulted in any beneficial technology for mankind. What is needed is a path for real projects to meet the criteria for investment and research funding. Without credibility there is no point.


Published: August 21, 2013

These projects have been selected for negotiation of awards; final award amounts may vary.

University of Houston


Advanced Aqueous Lithium-Ion Batteries
The University of Houston (UH) will develop a battery using a
novel water-based, lithium-ion chemistry that makes use of
sustainable, low-cost, high-energy, organic materials. UH’s
new batteries will meet today’s performance standards, while
minimizing the potential impact of battery failure, thus
offering manufacturers greater flexibility with regard to
vehicle design.

EnZinc Inc


Dendrite Free Zinc−Air Battery
EnZinc, in collaboration with the U.S. Naval Research
Laboratory, will develop a low-cost battery using zinc-air
technology. Currently, zinc-air batteries are low power and
offer a limited cycle life. EnZinc’s porous, sponge-like zinc
component prevents battery failure and enables high-power
charge and discharge. If successful, EnZinc’s zinc-air
technology could reduce electric vehicle battery cost by more
than half.

Princeton University


Long-Life Rechargeable Alkaline Battery for EVs
Princeton University will develop unique alkaline battery
chemistry for use in electric vehicles. Princeton’s new
technology uses abundant and inexpensive materials
structured to enable a longer cycle life. If successful,
Princeton’s new alkaline chemistry could result in low-cost
electric vehicle batteries that require minimal shielding and

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 


Long-Life, Acid-Based Battery
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) will develop a
new acid-based, high-power, long-life battery that addresses
the cycle life issues plaguing lead-acid batteries today. UCLA’s
battery could be combined with longer-range electric vehicle
batteries to create a hybrid system that provides the power
necessary for immediate response and acceleration.
Additionally, this acid-based battery could also enable
widespread adoption of start/stop technology that shuts 2

Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Metal Hydride-Air Battery
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) will develop a new water-based
metal hydride-air battery. When compared to the lithium-ion
batteries currently available for use in electric vehicles, JPL’s
technology could offer significant cost and performance
benefits due to the battery’s lower mass and volume. JPL’s
new batteries have simplified packaging and design, are lowcost, and can be easily integrated into electric vehicles.

University of Maryland


Multiple-Electron Aqueous Battery
The University of Maryland (UMD) will use water-based
magnesium and hydrogen chemistries to improve the energy
density and reduce the cost of an electric vehicle battery.
Current water-based batteries have greater volume and
weight compared to lithium-ion batteries, making them
unsuitable for use in electric vehicles. If successful, UMD’s
water-based battery would achieve the performance
standards of lithium-ion batteries, but would be smaller,
lighter, and less expensive.



Rare-Earth Free NiMH Alloy for EV Batteries
BASF will develop metal hydride alloys using new, low cost
metals for use in high-energy nickel-metal hydride (NiMH)
batteries. Conventional water-based NiMH batteries use rare
earth metals and have a limited capacity that results in
decreased driving range. BASF’s rare earth-free components
could offer both lower cost and improved capacity while
maintaining many of the traditional characteristics of NiMH
batteries, including simple design, low volume, and long
service life.

General Electric


Water-Based Flow Battery for EVs
General Electric (GE) will develop an innovative high-energy
chemistry for a water-based flow battery. Current flow
batteries are generally low-energy density and only used for
stationary energy storage. If successful, GE’s new chemistry
could enable the use of flow batteries in electric vehicles and
improve driving range, cost, and reliability.

Cloteam  LLC


Low-Cost Electric Vehicle Battery Architecture
Cloteam LLC will develop an innovative system to join and
package batteries using a wide range of battery chemistries.
Unlike today’s battery pack design, Cloteam’s design enables
flexible placement of battery packs to absorb and manage the
impact energy from a collision. Cloteam’s batteries could
provide greater energy density compared to today’s lithiumion batteries, while reducing the costs associated with
materials and processing.

Stanford University


Multifunctional Battery Chassis Systems
Stanford University will develop a battery that becomes a
structural component of the vehicle chassis that protects the
batteries in the event of a collision. Today’s batteries are
independent of the vehicle’s structure and require heavy
protective components. By serving as a structural component,
Stanford’s battery system could reduce vehicle weight,
resulting in increased driving range.

University of California, San Diego


Multifunctional Battery Systems for Electric Vehicles
The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) will develop a
new battery that can be built into a vehicle frame. Unlike
current electric vehicle batteries that remain separate from
the vehicle body, the new batteries and redesigned auto frame
will become a part of the vehicle’s support structure. This
integration will lower cost and vehicle weight, while increasing
driving range.

Arizona State University


Multifunctional Cells for EVs
Arizona State University (ASU) will develop an innovative,
formable battery that can be incorporated as a structural
element in the vehicle. Unlike today’s batteries which require
significant packaging and protection, ASU’s non-volatile
chemistry could better withstand collision because the battery
would be more widely distributed throughout the vehicle. The
chemistry minimizes conventional protection and controls
while enabling it to store energy and provide structure, thus
making vehicles lighter and safer.

Penn State University

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Structural Battery Power Panels
Pennsylvania State University (PSU) will use a new fabrication
process to build load-bearing lithium-ion batteries that could
be used as structural components of electric vehicles.

Today’s batteries are independent of the vehicle’s structure and

require heavy protective components. PSU’s design would
integrate the battery into structural components like floor
panels, reducing vehicle weight and increasing driving range

Purdue University


Impact-Tolerant EV Batteries
Purdue University will develop a lithium-ion electric vehicle
battery pack that can better withstand impact during a
collision. Unlike today’s electric vehicle battery packs, Purdue’s
design would absorb shock from a collision and prevent
battery failure while preserving the integrity of the pack. If
successful, this impact-tolerant battery would reduce vehicle



Lightweight Battery with Built-In Safety Features
Quallion will develop a lithium-ion technology with integrated
safety features that can prevent local overheating before an
entire battery becomes compromised. Electric vehicle
batteries currently require thermal and mechanical safeguards
to prevent overcharging, overheating, and cell damage.
Quallion’s battery will include new components to isolate
damage and reduce the need for additional packaging and

Illinois Institute of Technology


Nanoelectrofuel Flow Battery for EVs
The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) will develop a flow
battery for electric vehicles that uses a high-energy density
liquid as its electrode. Flow batteries, which store chemical
energy in external tanks instead of within the battery
container, are generally low in energy density and therefore
not generally used for transportation. IIT’s battery will use a
liquid electrolyte containing a large portion of nanoparticles to
increase energy density while ensuring stability and lowresistance flow within the battery.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory


Renewable Organics for Flow Battery
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will
develop a new low-cost flow battery using organic energy
storage materials. Flow batteries store chemical energy in
external tanks instead of within the battery container and are
generally low in energy density, so they are not generally used
for transportation. NREL’s electric vehicle batteries will use
newly developed, renewable organic compounds to increase
energy density and reduce cost.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Impact-Resistant Electrolyte
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will create a battery
technology that replaces conventional safety components with
a material that changes from liquid to solid upon application of
external force. Today’s batteries include safety features that
manage the spontaneous release of energy, but result in
increased weight. ORNL’s new impact-resistant materials
would reduce the amount of shielding needed resulting in a
decrease in the overall weight of the battery while ensuring


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