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The Battery and Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Test and Commercialization Center has opened in Rochester, N.Y., to provide testing and validation services needed to bring technologies such as batteries, ultracapacitors, fuel cells and flywheels to the commercial market.

The facility was created through a partnership between the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST) - an association of more than 130 industry, academic and government partners - and DNV GL to support the development of energy storage technologies for the electric grid, transportation, buildings and portable electronics sectors.

The BEST center will provide testing, product development, performance validation, certification testing, environmental testing and battery lifetime testing. The center will support mobile field testing and onsite product commissioning.

In terms of funding for the $23 million center, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) provided $5.9 million, Empire State Development provided $1 million and DNV GL provided $16 million. As part of its investment, DNV GL is re-locating its existing energy storage testing capabilities from Pennsylvania to New York.


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