NEW YORK - The NY State Energy Research and Development Authority awarded grants to eight companies for local battery research Monday.
Three Capital Region companies are among those selected to receive $250,000 to develop new energy-storage technologies.
The local companies are:
- E2TAC in Albany, working to enhance lithium-ion capacitors that can be used on hybrid cars.
- In Schenectady, GE energy storage is furthering development on their durathon batteries for use in cold temperatures.
- Paper Battery Co. in Troy is creating a thin and flexible ultracapacitor to provide temporary backup power in computing applications.