Clean Energy Innovations (CEI) was recently awarded the Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest Emerging Business Grand Prize for its software innovation that supposedly enhances the power performance of mobile phone batteries. Hearing this of course, the automobiles industry is not one to be left far behind, and CEI is hopeful that this software system could also be used in plug-in vehicles and could help enhance the battery life by 25 per cent. A rather ambitious goal I’d say. The company explains that the software controls the battery’s internal resistance and limits heat buildup, which allows for more efficient use of the charge. The company infact is so confident on this, that it has announced plans of opening up a facility in southeast Michigan by the end of this year, have it operational by 2012 and start production and testing of these batteries for the automobiles industry.