General Electric unveiled plans today for a new battery manufacturing plant in the Capital Region that will produce sodium-based batteries for hybrid trains and other vehicles. GE Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt, Gov. David Paterson and other officials were on hand at GE Global Research in Niskayuna.
General Electric Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt announces today in Niskayuna that GE plans to establish a new sodium battery manufacturing facility in the Capital Region that would create 350 new jobs.
Local government officials and GE executives listen to a presentation by chemical engineer Glen Merfeld.
Chemical engineer Glen Merfeld explains the inner workings of the sodium battery during a tour at GE Global Research on Tuesday.
The sodium-nickel-chloride battery is shown.
A diagram explains the sodium battery process.
A running simulator tests the life of the prototype batteries at GE Global Research.