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1 Basic Energy Sciences Science for Energy Technology Strengthening the Link between Basic Science and Industry George Crabtree Argonne National Laboratory Alexis Malozemoff American Superconductor Corporation Co-chairs BESAC Meeting March 2, 2010 Bethesda, MD The Full Report: Outline Priority Research Directions User Facilities Opportunities to Strengthen the Links Next Steps

2 Basic Energy Sciences Executive Summary Introduction Energy Science and Technology Spectrum (Modified Five Column Chart) The Science for Energy Technology Workshop Panel Reports Panel 1. Solar energy – Coordinator Charles Gay, Advanced Materials Panel 2. Advanced Nuclear Technologies - Coordinator Kurt Edsinger, EPRI Panel 3. Carbon Sequestration – Coordinator Richard Esposito, Southern Company Panel 4. Electricity Storage – Coordinator Bart Riley, A123 Systems Panel 5. Electricity Delivery – Coordinator Thomas Schneider, NREL Panel 6. Advanced Lighting - Coordinator: Bernd Keller, Cree Panel 7. Biofuels – Coordinator Gregory Powers, Verenium Panel 8. Efficient Energy Generation and Use - Om Nalamasu, Advanced Materials Panel 9. DOE User Facilities – Coordinator Simon Bare, UOP Priority Research Directions Scientific User Facilities Opportunities for Strengthening the Link between Basic Research and Industry Conclusion Recommendations Science for Energy Technology - the Full Report

3 Basic Energy Sciences Panel 1: Solar Electricity Coordinator: Charles Gay, Applied Solar Fundamentals of Materials and Interfaces in Photovoltaics Advanced Photovoltaic Analysis and Computational Modeling for Up-scaling Photovoltaic Lifetime and Degradation Science Panel 2: Advanced Nuclear Energy Coordinator: Kurt Edsinger, EPRI Materials Degradation Mechanisms Advanced Irradiation Effects Scaling Back End of the Fuel Cycle Panel 3: Carbon Sequestration Coordinator: Richard Esposito, Southern Co. Extraction of High Resolution Information from Subsurface Imaging and Modeling Understanding Multi-scale Dynamics of Flow and Plume Migration Understanding Millennium Timescale Processes from Short Timescale Experimentation Panel 4: Electricity Storage Coordinator :Bart Riley, A123 Systems Identification and Development of New Materials Invention of New Architectures for Energy Storage Understanding and Controlling Heterogeneous Interfaces Identification and Development of New Tools SciTech Priority Research Directions Panel 5: Electric Power Grid Technologies Coordinator: Thomas Schneider, NREL Power Electronic Materials High Power Superconductors Electric Insulating and Dielectric Materials Electrical Conductors Panel 6: Advanced Solid State Lighting Coordinator: Bernd Keller, Cree White Light Emission Through Wavelength Conversion High Efficiency Emission at High Current Density and Temperature Organic Light Emitting Diode Materials and Structures Panel 7: Biofuels Coordinator: Gregory Powers, Verenium Diversity of Biomass and Its Intermediates in the Manufacture of Biofuels Mass Transport Phenomena in Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels Biomass Catalyst Discovery, Characterization and Performance Panel 8: Efficient Energy Generation and Use Coordinator: Om Nalamasu, Applied Materials Enabling Materials Technologies for Renewable Power Fuel Cell Materials Understanding and Discovery Dynamic Optical and Thermal Properties of Building Envelopes

4 Basic Energy Sciences Panel Written Report Chapters (post workshop) Part I: Panel Summary Report (up to 6 pages, stands alone from PRDs) Executive Summary (1-2 paragraphs) Body of Report Role of topic in national energy picture Status of present and ultimate industrial technology deployment Broad context/background for the three Priority Research Direction Brief description of PRDs Part II: Priority Research Directions (up to 3 pages each, stands alone from Panel Summary Report) Problem Statement (a few sentences describing the problem) plus context/background Executive Summary industry need, scientific challenge, research direction, and potential impact Context/background for PRD Industry Need (upper left of quad chart) Explicit discussion of industry need and why science is needed to address it Scientific Challenges (upper right of quad chart) Specific technical questions and brief discussion of why theyre significant Research Directions (lower left of quad chart) A few enumerated possible research projects described in ~ one paragraph/each Potential Impact (lower right of quad chart) Discuss how solving this problem impacts present/ultimate industry deployment

5 Basic Energy Sciences SciTech Priority Research Directions As presently envisioned, full report amplifies messages of concept report Fills in technical details: Overall drivers for each panel area Descriptions of PRDs Industry need Scientific challenges Research Directions Impact More complete discussion of User facility opportunities Opportunities to strengthen basic research/industry link

6 Basic Energy Sciences Next Steps for Priority Research Directions Update PRDs periodically Additional Science for Energy Technology workshops? Develop PRDs for each sector in more detail Develop and enhance basic research guided by SciTech PRDs EFRCs, Innovation Hubs, new solicitations

7 Basic Energy Sciences User Facilities Should clean energy research be made a priority? Similar to special accommodation for structural biology? Should industry users be given special support? Should the proposal-use delay be shortened? Can more uniform access procedures be developed? Should the scattering and nanoscience centers reach out to clean energy research and to industry differently? Should stronger relationships between facilities and industry be developed? Advisory boards, shared events,...

8 Basic Energy Sciences Opportunities to Strengthen the Science–Industry Link Communication Barrier: differing objectives and styles Overcome by sustained interaction Workshop: a promising opening Need to reach out: Industrial participation on advisory boards Industry speakers at BES contractor meetings Outreach function Larger industry role in BESAC

9 Basic Energy Sciences Opportunities to Strengthen the Science–Industry Link Collaboration Find challenges that exploit basic science to advance industrial performance Expand work on SciTech PRDs Funding incentive / mechanism needed to promote collaboration Consortia for common problems Academia-national laboratory-industry exchange programs Resolving intellectual property requires balanced recognition of legitimate needs of both sides Identify standard framework for agreements

10 Basic Energy Sciences Opportunities to Strengthen the Science–Industry Link Workforce Collaborative research projects Young investigator awards in energy space Student and postdoctoral internships in industry Exchange visits across university-national labs-industry

11 Basic Energy Sciences Questions for Discussion Next steps? Concept report: finalized and issued - March Full report: draft completed April/May, presented to BESAC August 5, 6. Brief Office of Science – Brinkman Outreach DOE- BES, technology offices, user facilities, upper management Congressional staffers Industry Wider technical and non-technical audiences?

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