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NTC@Maryland co-sponsor seminar led by Dr. Johney Green of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory

NTC@Maryland co-sponsor seminar led by Dr. Johney Green of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Johney Green Jr., Ph.D.
Johney Green Jr., Ph.D.

Additive Manufacturing for Integrated Energy Systems Demonstration Project

Inspired by the power of asking “what if,” the Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) demonstration project ( not only asks the tough and non-obvious questions, but showcases an innovation platform to develop, integrate, and demonstrate solutions at game-changing speed and scale. Research teams at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and about 20 industry partners and organizations ventured to ask, “what if” our vehicles could be used to power our buildings and our buildings could be used to power our vehicles? When combined with solar power, energy storage, energy management, and available grid services, could this shared energy vision provide an affordable, reliable, and connected energy system to answer the energy challenges of today? Electricity outages caused by extreme weather events, energy poverty around the globe, and intermittent renewable generation are all issues that are addressed by AMIE. This novel concept leverages rapid innovation through additive manufacturing to connect a natural- gas-powered hybrid electric vehicle to a home designed to produce, consume, and store renewable energy. The building and vehicle components were additively manufactured (3D printed) using ORNL’s advanced manufacturing capabilities. The printed utility vehicle’s (PUV’s) natural gas engine extends vehicle range and produces power for both vehicle and building. Energy flows between the two using fast, efficient bi-directional wireless power transfer—a first for level 2 charging. Finally, energy is stored in the home in recycled batteries that were once used to power an electric vehicle. In this presentation, Dr. Green will detail the story of AMIE and how this revolutionary project was successfully accomplished in just nine months. 

For more information about the seminar, click here

February 29, 2016

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