Path Dependence Degradation Study of Li Ion Battery for PHEV Applications: Develop a realistic battery diagnostic and prognostic methodology to study battery degradation that is path dependent.
Cell Testing: Conduct laboratory testing of advanced Li-ion battery cells that are targeted for large-scale grid energy storage applications under HNEI’s integration focus area.
Biofuel cells - Electrochemistry: Conduct advanced in situ characterizations of catalytic behavior of redox reactions at the electrode-electrolyte interfaces that are designed for bio-fuel cell applications.
HCATT Vehicle Demonstration Program: Ongoing projects to collect and analyze data related to the operation of hybrid electric vehicle powertrain and battery, fuel cell in field demonstrations with the vehicle fleet operated by the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies in collaboration with Air Force Research Laboratory and Hickam Air Force Base.
Better Place HREDV Project: Collaborate with Better Place, Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO), Kyoya/Sheraton hotels, General Motor to collect vehicle operation data from seven Chevy-Volts used in the Hawaii Renewable Energy Development Venture project and the meter data from HECO to study the charging habit of the vehicle operators and demand on charging from the fleet operation.