Advances in Energy Storage, Batteries and Metal Extraction



Join the MIT Enterprise Forum of Texas, Society of Information Management (SIM) to hear Professor Donald Sadoway, John F. Elliot Professor of Material Chemistry,  MIT,  discuss Innovation in Electrochemical Technology from Batteries to Metals Extraction.  The road to sustainability is paved with electrochemical technology, whether it be a solution to the problem of intermittency in the generation of electricity by renewable sources such as wind or photovoltaic solar or a solution to the problem of the carbon intensity associated with metals production. Examples of applied electrochemistry in action will be illustrated in two different settings:

(1) metals production by molten oxide electrolysis (MOE), which is the electrolytic decomposition of a metal oxide into molten metal and oxygen gas. The range of candidate metals and their alloys spans base metals (Fe, Mn, Ni, Cr), reactive metals (Ti, Zr), and rare earth metals (lanthanons and U);

(2) stationary batteries for storage and delivery of off-peak power with emphasis on colossal current capability, long service lifetime, and very low cost. Such large format batteries are the key enabling technology for carbon-free renewable, but intermittent, electric power generation. At the same time, such batteries installed on the existing grid would reduce price volatility, increase reliability, and cut carbon emissions.

Register at

$30  Members of MITEF and  Guests of MITEF Members
$30-40  Employees of MITEF sponsors depending upon sponsorship level (with coupon code)
$30 SIM Members (with coupon code)
$30 HGM Strategy Employees (with coupon code)
$40  MIT Alumni Club (with coupon code)
$50 General Admission

$60 Late Registration -- After 5:00 pm, Feb 17, Pending Availability


For more information contact Marc Wilkins (713) 839-0808,

Speaker: Donald R. Sadoway
Speaker Donald R. Sadoway

Organizer MIT Enterprise Forum Texas & SIM Houston


Wed, Feb. 18, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. US/Central


Hess Club
5430 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas 77056
United States