ME Professor Paul Wright, and his colleague James W. Evans, are winners of the BASF Energy Contest for their research with 3D printed batteries. The winners of the contest were chosen from 122 applications, and a jury of BASF experts chose the four best proposals to be given funding. The contest "initiated by BASF at the beginning of February, aims to find ideas for the storage of energy from renewable energy sources. Sustainable technologies should make it possible to store power from the grid and feed power back into it. Together with scientists, inventors and companies, BASF is looking for efficient solutions for the long-term storage of electricity, which are financially viable, for example through lower investment costs. Innovative chemistry was to play a central role in the submitted proposals."
To read more about the contest, please click here.