The DOE has announced nearly $16 million in funding from its Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF), which has a mission to help businesses move promising energy technologies from the DOE’s national laboratories to the marketplace.
This round of funding will support 54 projects at 12 national labs, involving 52 private-sector partners.
EV-related TCF awards include:
- Manufacturing of Advanced Alnico Magnets for Energy Efficient Traction Drive Motors (in partnership with Carpenter Powder Products)
- Direct Fabrication of Fuel Cell Electrodes by Electrodeposition of High-performance Core-shell Catalysts
- Nitride-Stabilized Pt Core-Shell Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cell Cathodes
- Enhancing Lithium-Ion Battery Safety for Vehicle Technologies and Energy Storage
- Large Area Polymer Protected Lithium Metal Electrodes with Engineered Dendrite-Blocking Ability
- Thermal Management for Planar Package Power Electronics (in partnership with John Deere Electronic Solutions)
- Assembly of Dissimilar Aluminum Alloys For Automotive Application
- Development of Electrolytes for Lithium Ion Batteries in Wide Temperature Range Applications (in partnership with Farasis Energy and Navitas Systems)
- Direct Extruded High Conductivity Copper for Electric Machines Manufactured Using the ShAPE Process (in partnership with General Motors R&D)
“The funds announced today will help to accelerate the commercialization of cutting-edge energy technologies developed in our national labs, making them more widely available to American consumers and businesses,” said Lynn Orr, DOE Under Secretary for Science and Energy.