Thermal-Mechanical-Chemical Energy Workshop
August 10-11, 2021
Southwest Research Institute
San Antonio, Texas



The world of non-battery energy storage technology is a rapidly evolving and exciting field of study. This joint industry-government-academia TMCES workshop will bring together some of the world leaders in our technology field from industry, academia, and government, and will provide an open information and networking event with the primary goal of advancing non-battery storage technologies. Thermal, mechanical, and chemical energy storage technologies are evolving to be a viable alternative to batteries for a range of energy storage applications. Specifically, technologies such as compressed air, flywheel, pumped heat, pumped hydro, thermal hot/cold, and hydrogen storage methods are advancing rapidly toward commercialization, and compete with batteries to cover a broad range of electric grid needs.

This workshop builds upon the previous 2019 and 2020 events by increasing the involvement of end users and focusing on the latest developments in TMCES technologies. Researchers, industry partners, and end-users will meet in this workshop to discuss state-of-the art technology, identify technology gaps and research needs, and develop input for a roadmap to coordinate and direct future pre-competitive R&D activities related to thermal, mechanical, and chemical electricity storage technologies.

This two-day event is jointly organized by members from industry, academia and the US Department of Energy.


For registration information please contact:

Klaus Brun –
Rachel Pyle –