DOE selects National Labs to establish industry partnerships for battery manufacturing innovation

The DOE has announced the selection of 13 projects through a Battery Manufacturing Lab call with combined funding of almost $15 million over three years. The call sought proposals from National Laboratories to establish public-private partnerships that address engineering challenges for advanced battery materials and devices, with a focus on de-risking, scaling, and accelerating adoption of new technologies.

“Manufacturing competitiveness is a priority,” said Assistant Secretary Daniel Simmons. “DOE’s investments under this opportunity will help accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to strengthen US economic leadership in battery manufacturing.”

DOE selected the following projects:

The program will be jointly funded by EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office and Vehicle Technologies Office, with matching funds from the private sector and investor community. Funds will be awarded directly to the National Laboratories to support work with companies under Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs). A 50/50 cost-share will be required between DOE and the private partner, which can include an in-kind contribution.

This funding opportunity is part of the Energy Storage Grand Challenge, a DOE-wide effort to create and sustain global leadership in energy storage utilization and exports, with a secure domestic manufacturing supply chain that does not depend on foreign sources of critical materials. Visit the Energy Storage Grand Challenge website to learn more.

Source: DOE