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EPA honors Mukilteo energy storage company


Several members of UniEnergy Technologies’ leadership team accepted the EPA’s Green Chemistry Challenge Award during a ceremony Monday, June 12, at the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute’s 21st-annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference. From left are American Chemical Society CEO Tom Connelly Jr., PNNL Chief Engineer Vincent Sprenkle, UniEnergy CEO Gary Yang, Imre Gyuk of the U.S. Department of Energy, UniEnergy CTO Liyu Li, Wendy Cleland-Hamnett of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and UniEnergy Senior VP of Global Sales Blake Frye.

A Mukilteo company that’s forging the future of energy storage knows firsthand the value of public-private partnerships.

The battery technology that UniEnergy Technologies has successfully commercialized over the past few years was originally developed at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland.

In fact, the two men who founded the company in 2012 – Gary Yang and Liyu Li – previously worked at that lab and helped develop the massive batteries their company now sells to utility-, commercial- and industrial-scale customers around the world....

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