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Tag: Energy Technology and Storage
Argonne is helping U.S. companies advance battery recycling technology and strengthen the nation’s battery supply chain
Companies from across the United States have partnered with the experts at Argonne to advance their battery reuse and recycling projects, thanks to funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Sixbert Muhoza studies a new class of materials that could help fight climate change
A scholar in Argonne’s Applied Materials Division, Sixbert Muhoza is studying a new class of materials called MXenes that could improve batteries and help convert carbon dioxide to fuel.
Argonne drops data on the question of efficient drone use for e-commerce deliveries
New models developed by Argonne can help industry discover the energy impact of drone delivery for e-commerce goods. A new study focuses on drone energy consumption compared to using conventional diesel trucks and battery-operated electric vehicles.
Li-Bridge outlines steps for U.S. to double annual lithium battery revenues to $33 billion and provide 100,000 jobs by 2030
A public-private alliance, convened by the U.S. Department of Energy and managed by Argonne National Laboratory, released an action plan to accelerate the creation of a robust domestic manufacturing base and supply chain for lithium-based batteries.
5 Ways Argonne is driving auto innovation
Spotlighting Argonne innovations in electric vehicles during the Chicago Auto Show.
Three Argonne researchers inducted into AAAS
John Mitchell, Valerie Taylor and Lisa Utschig were selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to be inducted as fellows.
Scientists develop more humane, environmentally friendly battery material
Scientists have developed a new lithium-ion battery cathode that is free of cobalt, making it more attractive geopolitically.
George Crabtree, energy trailblazer remembered as a “great listener” and “boundless explorer”, dead at 78
George Crabtree, director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research at Argonne and a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is fondly remembered for his impactful leadership that elevated energy research.
A year in review: Argonne’s breakthroughs in 2022
Argonne researchers put their stamp on 2022 with accomplishments as varied as quantum science, wearable medical sensors, and climate change resilience and recovery.
Spinoff from Argonne-led innovation hub opens new frontier for batteries
Innovative battery material originally discovered by the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research enables the successful trajectory of California-based Blue Current.
Designing better battery electrolytes
Argonne scientists give the lay of the land in the quest for electrolytes that could enable revolutionary battery chemistries.
Scientists enhance stability of new material for solar cells
Scientists at the University of Missouri used Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source to identify the structure of a perovskite material grown using chemical vapor deposition, potentially representing a breakthrough for solar cells.
Argonne researchers awarded $3.8 million to study clean energy
Argonne chemist Karen Mulfort and her research team were awarded $3.8 million across three years to study clean energy.
Promise of zinc-ion batteries for electric grid storage is currently overestimated, scientists say
Because they can work well in water-containing environments and are lower cost, zinc-ion batteries are attractive, but they have drawbacks.
Chris Heckle named manufacturing director at Argonne National Laboratory
Globally recognized research and development leader Chris Heckle has been appointed as the first director of the Materials Manufacturing Innovation Centerat the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory.
Building a robust battery recycling industry, one company at a time
An Argonne model informed the technology of two teams that won a prestigious battery recycling prize.
Argonne and Oak Ridge national laboratories collaborate with Wabtec on hydrogen-powered trains to decarbonize rail industry
Argonne and Oak Ridge national labs have entered into CRADAs with Wabtec, to study hydrogen as an alternative to diesel fuel in the rail industry.
What will it cost to cut the carbon footprint of cars sold in the U.S?
Argonne worked with automakers and energy companies to conduct a cradle-to-grave analysis of light-duty vehicles, which estimated the current and potential future costs and greenhouse gas emissions for vehicles over the entire course of their life cycle.
Entrepreneurship program at Argonne National Laboratory opens applications for startups
Chain Reaction Innovations, the entrepreneurship program at Argonne National Laboratory, is accepting applications for its next fellowship cohort.
5 big strides from Argonne towards nuclear energy’s future
Nuclear energy is an exciting carbon-free energy source. Recent work at Argonne National Laboratory shows how nuclear energy can improve and why it is such an enticing resource in the fight against climate change.
Fueling your curiosity: Argonne answers top questions on hydrogen fuel
As part of National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, Argonne answers common questions surrounding hydrogen as an energy carrier.
Helping companies improve energy efficiency through high performance computing
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory with $600,000 in federal funding to work on two new projects that will advance cutting edge manufacturing and clean energy technologies.
Argonne’s Pietro Papa Lopes named “Rising Star” by the American Chemical Society
Materials scientist Pietro Papa Lopes was named a 2022 “Rising Star” by the American Chemical Society.
New cathode design solves major barrier to better lithium-ion batteries
New method for preparing cathode materials eliminates stumbling block to better lithium-ion batteries. New structure for cathode particles could lead to new generation of longer-lasting and safer batteries able to power vehicles for longer driving ranges.
Argonne researchers win four 2022 R&D 100 awards
R&D Magazine has recognized four Argonne projects with R&D 100 Awards.
Argonne scientist elected Fellow of the Electrochemical Society
Argonne’s Deborah Myers has been elected a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society. She is recognized for technological contributions to electrochemical and solid-state science and technology and for active membership and involvement in the Society.
Can farms produce to the max and still reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
American farms produce food, animal feed and biofuel for the world. Scientists from Argonne National Laboratory are providing valuable tools to help big agriculture make decisions that maximize potential but cancel out greenhouse gas emissions.
Michael Thackeray named Fellow of the Royal Society
Argonne’s Michael Thackeray has been named Fellow of the Royal Society for his pivotal research on lithium-ion batteries.
The future of flight: decarbonizing aviation
Argonne hosted a sustainable aviation fuels workshop, bringing together over 100 leaders in the U.S. aviation industry to discuss their mutual goals of achieving a greener future for commercial aviation.
Center advancing beyond lithium battery technologies generates 30-plus patents for licensing
Researchers at the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research have invented a wide and diverse range of technologies in the “beyond lithium-ion” space, including 30-plus patents now available for licensing.
Researchers now able to predict battery lifetimes with machine learning
Scientists at Argonne have used machine learning algorithms to predict how long a lithium-ion battery will last.
Water containing battery electrolyte could enable cheaper, easier to produce batteries
Wet electrolyte could be a key to inexpensive energy storage.
A new research priority for next-generation batteries
Large ion clusters known as aggregates are an important emerging topic for research on electrolytes in batteries. The research indicates that aggregates can affect electrolyte properties, including stability and ion transport.
Bridging the lithium battery supply chain gap — a new alliance in the U.S.
By building bridges between the public and private sector, Li-Bridge aims to accelerate the development of a robust and secure domestic supply chain for lithium-based batteries.
Department of Energy awards $4.15 million to Argonne to support collaborations with industry
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $4.15 million to Argonne National Laboratory to support collaborations with industry aimed at commercializing promising energy technologies.
Rare earth supply disruptions have long-range impacts, computer model shows
Many devices rely on rare earth elements. Disruptions to supplies have consequences. Argonne analyzed potential disruptions with a computer model called Global Critical Materials to forecast rare earth market dynamics.
Helping companies use high-performance computing to improve U.S. manufacturing
Argonne is helping U.S. companies solve pressing manufacturing challenges through an innovative program that provides access to Argonne’s world-class computing resources and technical expertise.
Argonne’s 2021 Maria Goeppert Mayer Fellows bring new energy, promise to their fields
The Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory is proud to welcome five new FY21 Maria Goeppert Mayer Fellows to campus, each chosen for their incredible promise in their respective fields.
Khalil Amine elected fellow of National Academy of Inventors
Khalil Amine, a senior materials scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional distinction accorded to academic inventors.
How Argonne is working to power a clean energy revolution
A growing global population will need energy from a range of sources. Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have been pioneering solutions for 75 years.
Worth their salt: New battery anodes use salt for energy, stability
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the University of California San Diego have discovered that a material that looks geometrically similar to rock salt could be an interesting candidate for lithium battery anodes that would be used in fast charging applications.
Getting the lead in
Researchers developed a low-cost, high-performance, sustainable lead-based anode for lithium-ion batteries that can power hybrid and all-electric vehicles. They also uncovered its previously unknown reaction mechanism during charge and discharge.
Great expectations: Argonne scientists weigh benefits of increased hydrogen production
Hydrogen technology has the potential to transform aspects of the energy landscape, according to a new report from Argonne scientists.
Inside the battery in 3D: Powerful X-rays watch solid state batteries charging and discharging
Using high-speed X-ray tomography, researchers captured images of solid-state batteries in operation and gained new insights that may improve their efficiency.
A glowing new prospect for self-reporting batteries
Argonne scientists have hit upon fluorescence as a way to shed light on what’s happening with flow batteries as they operate.
Better together: Scientists discover far-reaching applications of nanoparticles made of multiple elements
As catalysts for fuel cells, batteries and processes for carbon dioxide reduction, alloy nanoparticles that are made up of five or more elements are shown to be more stable and durable than single-element nanoparticles.
Eight ways Argonne advanced science in 2020
Throughout 2020, Argonne answered fundamental science questions and provided solutions for the world.
The continuing quest to find a better battery
Taking a look back at the paths taken by the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research.
Battery of tests: Scientists figure out how to track what happens inside batteries
The new method could be the key to designing more efficient batteries for specific uses, like electric cars and airplanes.