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Brayton Receives ARPA-E Award for Long Duration Utility Scale Energy Storage Project

Our award, under their “DAYS” initiative (Duration Addition to electricitY Storage) is entitled Improved Laughlin-Brayton Cycle Energy Storage. This 2 ½ year advanced development project will design and test a novel high efficiency turbomachine to enable Professor Robert Laughlin’s Pumped Thermal Energy Storage concept to achieve competitive efficiencies and cost. Brayton will be working with colleagues at the MIT Gas Turbine Laboratory on a new approach to lower losses in turbomachines, and enable the single turbomachine to operate both as a generator and as a heat pump in the energy storage system. More info on the award can be found here: