Vorbeck Materials Selected to Showcase Graphene Technology at 2011 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

(Nanowerk News) Vorbeck announced its selection for the prestigious Technology Showcase at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, hosted by the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) and the Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI). Vorbeck was selected from hundreds of top technology companies to participate in the Summit, which will highlight America's most promising prospects for cutting-edge developments in energy innovation.
As one of ARPA-E's participating organizations, Vorbeck will exhibit the potential of its patented Vor-x™ graphene material to revolutionize the Li-ion battery industry. Working with Pacific Northwest National Labs (PNNL) and Princeton University, Vorbeck has demonstrated the potential of high-quality graphene to dramatically improve the power and cycling stability of Li-ion batteries, enabling next generation batteries for electric cars, power tools, and other applications.
Teams from 14 Corporate Acceleration Partners committed to technology commercialization will also be present at the Summit including Dow, Bosch, Applied Materials and Lockheed Martin. Vorbeck was the first company to commercialize a product based on graphene. Vorbeck recently closed a successful financing round to allow the company to rapidly bring additional graphene products to market. In 2010, Vorbeck signed an agreement with materials distribution and supply company, Targray Technology International, to market Vorbeck's novel battery electrode materials. Vorbeck Materials is the first and only company to receive EPA approval for the commercial production and sale of graphene-based products.
The second annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit will take place February 28 - March 2, 2011 at the Gaylord Convention Center just outside Washington, D.C.
About Vorbeck Materials Corp.
Vorbeck Materials Corp. is a technology company established in 2006 to manufacture and develop applications using Vor-x™, Vorbeck's patented graphene material developed at Princeton University. Vorbeck launched the world's first commercial graphene product with the introduction of Vor-ink™, a graphene-based conductive ink for electronics applications. Products using Vor-ink™ circuits will be available in major retail chains in 2011. Vorbeck Materials is the first and only company to receive EPA approval for the commercial production and sale of graphene-based products. Further information is available at www.vorbeck.com or by emailing [email protected]
About ARPA-E
The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) is a new agency within the U.S. Department of Energy – and the first to focus exclusively on breakthrough energy technologies that could radically change the way we use energy. Rather than performing research directly, ARPA-E invests in high-risk, high-reward energy technologies being developed by universities, startups, small businesses, and corporations. Our staff combines industry-leading scientists, engineers, and investment executives to identify promising solutions to the nation's most critical energy problems and to fast-track top technologies towards the marketplace – which is critical to securing the nation's global technology leadership and creating new American industries and jobs. www.arpa-e.energy.gov
About CTSI
The Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI), a 501c6 non-profit industry association, represents the organizations developing, commercializing, and implementing energy, water, and environmental technologies. Clean technologies offer much needed solutions to growing resource security and sustainability concerns and are critical to maintaining economic competitiveness. CTSI brings together global leaders for advocacy, community development, networking, and information sharing to help bring these needed technologies to market more rapidly. Visit www.ct-si.org for more information.
Source: Vorbeck Materials (press release)
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