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Argonne National Lab: Lithium-sulfur batteries are one step closer to realization

Scientists at the DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory are researching solutions to the drawbacks of lithium-ion batteries by testing alternate materials such as sulfur. Sulfur, says Argonne, is highly cost-effective, and lithium-sulfur batteries can hold more energy than ion-based ones. In a recent study, researchers created a layer in the battery that increases energy storage capacity… Read more »

Argonne collaborates with NUMiX Materials on battery recycling and biofuel research

Researchers at the DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory have collaborated with sorbent development company NUMiX Materials to investigate the use of a process called capacitive deionization to recycle automotive batteries and produce biofuel. Capacitive deionization separates nickel, manganese and cobalt from other battery materials by relying on their electrical charges. According to Argonne Environmental Engineer Lauren… Read more »

Aggreko supplies battery storage system for Argonne’s EV fast-charging facility

Aggreko, a provider of mobile and modular energy solutions, has delivered a smart battery storage system to Argonne National Laboratory. Argonne will incorporate the new system into a fast charging facility at its Smart Energy Plaza near Chicago. Aggreko and ANL will use this net-zero battery storage system to demonstrate how smart management of stored… Read more »

Responsible Battery Coalition and Argonne to partner on battery recycling initiative

The Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC) and research center Argonne National Laboratory have partnered to develop battery recycling technology. The partnership is the first industry-sponsored project with ReCell Center, an Argonne-led Li-ion battery research and development initiative that was launched by the Department of Energy in 2019. In the next two decades, global spent battery volume… Read more »

Argonne develops electrolyte for next-gen lithium battery with silicon anodes

Researchers at the DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new electrolyte mixture and a simple additive that could have a place in the next generation of lithium-ion batteries that feature silicon anodes. The report findings were published in July in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Scientists have long seen the silicon anode… Read more »

Argonne’s new PEDOT cathode coating increases battery safety and stability

Scientists at the DOE’s Argonne National Lab have developed a new cathode coating by using an oxidative chemical vapor deposition technique that can help keep the cathode electrically and ionically conductive, ensure safety after many cycles, and help with other challenges as well. The findings are reported in the May online edition of Nature Energy…. Read more »

Argonne reviews 40 EV market analyses from 16 countries

A team of researchers at the DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory has conducted a review of 40 automotive market studies from 16 countries, including the US, Germany, China, South Korea, the UK and Ireland. These studies modeled the decision factors that drive consumers to buy plug-in vehicles (PEVs). The study addressed such issues as: projected market… Read more »

Argonne NL licenses continuous ALD technology to Forge Nano

Argonne National Laboratory has granted an exclusive license to Colorado-based nano-coating specialist Forge Nano to commercialize Argonne’s patented system for continuous atomic layer deposition. Atomic layer deposition (ALD) is a process that deposits a uniform, ultrathin encapsulating coating around any material. It can be used to upgrade materials such as powders utilized in lithium-ion batteries,… Read more »

A123 and Argonne collaborate to develop a safer cathode

A123 Systems has announced an agreement with Argonne National Laboratory to collaborate on a three-year, multi-million-dollar cathode development program that will focus on improving cathode safety without compromising energy density or battery life. A123 will leverage its battery expertise to commercialize advances in nickel manganese cobalt oxide (NMC) technology originally developed by Argonne, which already… Read more »

Strem Chemicals licenses next-gen battery materials from Argonne National Lab

Specialty chemicals firm Strem Chemicals plans to manufacture and distribute nine battery solvents and additives based on intellectual property for next-generation battery materials that it has licensed from Argonne National Laboratory. The materials were invented at Argonne’s Electrochemical Energy Storage Center and scaled at Argonne’s Materials Engineering Research Facility (MERF). The DOE established MERF to… Read more »