Rosemont, IL — Experts from Sapa Extrusions North America have initiated a collaboration with the U. S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), which is funded by DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, on new and ongoing development projects in the area of thermal management of power electronics for hybrid-electric vehicle systems. This collaboration is intended to bring Sapa’s aluminum expertise together with NREL’s vehicle thermal management research to develop effective cooling solutions.
Sapa’s North American Technical Center (NATC) will provide design and manufacturing guidance based upon the company’s extensive experience developing aluminum cooling solutions for the automotive, thermal management and power electronics industries.
“We are excited to work alongside NREL in the development of solutions for this important, growing industry,” said Peter Hedman, manager of NATC. “Efficient energy use and generation is critical to our country’s future and Sapa strongly supports the efforts of NREL in all of its respective research areas. We look forward to a successful partnership on these projects and future collaboration in other areas.”
Aluminum is rapidly becoming the material of choice in the automotive and renewable energy industries due to its unique properties of strength, light weight, manufacturing versatility, low cost and nearly infinite recyclability. As aluminum experts, Sapa brings to the NREL collaboration a wealth of practical expertise in this key area.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Emily Geesaman, Buchanan Public Relations for Sapa Extrusions North America
+1 610 649 9292