CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) is Australia’s national science agency, and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.

At the forefront of renewable energy technologies, CSIRO invented UltraBattery®, a flexible technology suitable for many uses, including renewable energy storage.

CSIRO has licensed its UltraBattery® technology in a number of jurisdictions for automotive (e.g. hybrid electric vehicles), motive, and stationary (e.g. renewable energy) applications.

Ecoult’s parent company, East Penn Manufacturing, is a licensee of UltraBattery technology.

“We are pleased to see Ecoult going from strength to strength,” says Jim Smitham, Deputy Chief, CSIRO Energy Technology. “We are certain that UltraBattery technology will be pivotal in the success of large-scale renewable energy integration into the grid.”

Ecoult engaged CSIRO to provide research and controller software development services for its field trial at the Hampton Wind Farm in New South Wales, Australia. The trial ran successfully from 2012 to 2015, demonstrating UltraBattery’s effectiveness as a renewable smoothing device.

Ecoult again engaged CSIRO to provide laboratory testing and desktop studies for an ARENA-funded investigation to determine the suitability of Ecoult’s kilowatt-scale UltraFlex to high-temperature environments and renewable–diesel integration.

For more information on CSIRO’s UltraBattery® technology visit www.csiro.au