UBC, Alpha Technologies, Corvus Energy and Natural Resources Canada have started a joint research energy project. This project is part of UBC’s Living Lab enterprise which Dr Martin Ordonez plays a role. Martin talks about the project saying “This has huge research potential. We can get a level of functionality that used to be unthinkable. The integration of these systems hasn’t been done before.” The Alpha power converters and Corvus rechargeable lithium-ion batteries make up the back-up energy system. The system can also incorporate renewable energy in to its supply. The three power stations are located in the Fred Kaiser building, the Network Centre of Excellence and the Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Facility. To read the full article on the Living Lab project by Business in Vancouver click here.