Electrochemical Contest

Although the number of EV-skeptics in the industry remains larger than one might expect, the commitment by automotive OEMs and suppliers to come up with the ways and means to advance alternative energy sources for vehicle propulsion is significant.

Although the number of EV-skeptics in the industry remains larger than one might expect, the commitment by automotive OEMs and suppliers to come up with the ways and means to advance alternative energy sources for vehicle propulsion is significant.

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Case in point: Volkswagen and BASF have announced that they will be awarding prizes for the fourth year running to scientists as part of its “Science Award for Electrochemistry.”

This is open to scientists from around the world and is focused on the development of high-capacity energy storage systems. Among the areas of interest are battery materials, cells, battery systems, production, and recycling.

The total prize money is €100,000, with the first-prize winner receiving €50,000.

While I don’t imagine we have a whole lot of scientists reading this, should you be interested in applying for the “Science Award for Electrochemistry,” you can do so at www.science-award.com . The closing date for entries is July 24, 2015.

Who knows? You could revolutionize mobility.