National Energy Storage Summit Virtual Pitchfest — Wednesday, March 9, 2022
The National Energy Storage Summit Virtual Pitchfest offers all conference attendees a unique opportunity to share their innovative ideas with an audience of researchers, and others from across industry, government, regulators and policy-makers, and the news media.
Presenters are challenged to pitch their best idea or solution related to advancing energy storage (science, technology, policy/regulation, markets, etc.) in three minutes or less using limited visual aids. These lightning talks could be about a new idea, an ongoing research project, a startup company’s mission, and beyond. Submission categories are:
Evolving Grid | Transportation | Resilience | Buildings | Energy-Intense Industry
During Day 2 of the Summit, selected presenters will be invited to present their “pitch” to the Summit audience, who will then vote for ‘Best Presentation’ and ‘Highest Potential Impact.’
How to Participate
Summit attendees can submit their abstract to declare an intent to participate by February 28, 2022. The Pitchfest review team will select finalists based criteria including: relevance to Summit themes, potential impact towards decarbonization in the U.S. and resilience, overall balance in topics and speakers, and available space. All participants who are selected will need to register for the National Energy Storage Summit and attend the Pitchfest session on March 9, 2022.
GUIDELINES FOR PRESENTATIONS
- Presentations should be in language appropriate to a sophisticated, but non-specialist, audience.
- Presenters may use up to three PowerPoint slides, and may use animation.
- No additional media (e.g. sound or video files) are permitted in the slide.
- Talks will be limited to three minutes. Those exceeding three minutes will be cut off.
- Presentations during the Pitchfest must be in line with the video submission, except edits based on the review team’s feedback.
- The live audience will vote for ‘Best Presentation’ and ‘Highest Potential Impact’ winners. The presenter with the most votes will be named the winner.
February 28, 2022: Submit abstract (limit 250 words) to be considered (Use this submission form.)
March 1, 2022: We will inform the Pitchfest Finalists who will be invited to give a live talk during the event. Others will have the opportunity to submit a video to post on the Summit website [will send a pdf of tips and tricks].
March 9, 2022: Live talks during National Energy Storage Summit Pitchfest
- Alex Zorniger, Power to Hydrogen: Long Duration Energy Storage with Reversible Fuel Cells
- Andrew Tanner, Yotta Energy: Panel-Level Energy Storage: Storing Energy at the Source!
- Antonio Baclig, Inlyte Energy: Developing the Proven Zebra Battery for the Grid
- Bor-Rong (Hypo) Chen, Idaho National Laboratory: Early Detection of Aging Mechanisms in Li-ion Batteries – A Machine-learning Framework
- Brian McCarthy, EC Power: Goldilocks and Enabling a True Mass Market Battery Pack Using Thermal Modulation
- Dani Ushizima, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: Advancing Lithium Metal Battery Design with Deep Learning
- David Mackanic, Anthro Energy: Robust polymer electrolytes enable flexible and structural batteries
- Dula Parkinson, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: X-ray Vision into energy storage
- Jan Naidu, ReVolt Battery Technology Corp.: Reactivation of cathode materials from spent commercial lithium-ion batteries
- Jason Cotrell, RCAM Technologies: 3D Concrete Printed Subsea Pumped Hydro Electric Storage
- Kathryn Otte, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: VRE Complement Optimization
- Manas Pathak, EarthEn: Energy Pod for longer duration Energy Storage
- Nian Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology: A Co-Axial Microtubular (CAMT) Flow Battery with Ultra-High Volumetric Power and Continuous Manufacturability
- Ryan Klabunde, Cryostone: A ThermoChemical Approach to Energy Storage Using L-CAES
- William Taggart, Taggart Engineering: Underground Pumped Storage Hydroelectric
Congratulations to all three of the audience-selected winners of this inaugural National Energy Storage Summit Pitchfest! For Highest Potential Impact, there was a tie: Alex Zorniger – Vice President of Business Development at Power to Hydrogen and Jason Cotrell, Founder and CEO at RCAM Technologies. For Best Presentation, congratulations to Dula Parkinson – Deputy for Photon Science Operations at the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Please send questions regarding the Energy Storage Summit Pitchfest to email@example.com.