DOE Budget Provides for Development of NiMH Batteries

December 21, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Electro Energy Inc. (Danbury, CT), a developer and manufacturer of advanced rechargeable batteries, announced that the fiscal year 2005 budget for the US Department of Energy (DOE) provides $2 million for the continued development of bi-polar, nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries for energy-storage applications.

"The funding provided by the US Congress in the 2005 DOE budget will allow us to continue the development of batteries for utility energy storage applications, including power regulation, and bulk energy storage," stated Electro Energy CEO Martin Klein. "This source of funds is a significant complement to the funds we have raised in our recent private placement, which are being used to expand our manufacturing capabilities and marketing of nickel-metal hydride battery systems to commercial and government customers."