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MIT wins $1.89-million DOE research grant for one-step electrochemical copper extraction from sulfur-based minerals

MIT Associate Professor of Metallurgy Antoine Allanore’s lab has received a nearly $2-million dollar grant to further develop copper collection methods from molten sulfur-based minerals using electricity. The resultant high-purity copper could be used in the production of high-quality wire used in growing markets like renewable energy and EVs. Current pyrometallurgy methods are tedious: sulfide… Read more »

Tritium receives DOE funding to develop high-power charging

Charging solution manufacturer Tritium will receive a portion of $3.2 million in federal funding awarded to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to develop an extreme fast charging system. EPRI has allocated about $400,000 for Tritium to develop a custom version of its Veefil-PK high-powered charging head, along with providing input for system design and… Read more »

DOE: US plug-in vehicles consumed nearly 2 TWh of electricity in 2017

American drivers are plugging in, and they’re beginning to consume substantial amounts of electricity, according to new figures from the DOE. Plug-in vehicles in the US consumed 1.94 TWh of electricity in 2017 – nearly 100 times more than the measly 0.02 TWh consumed in 2011, says the DOE. Furthermore, the share of consumption from… Read more »

DOE awards $19 million for extreme fast charging research

The DOE is awarding $19 million in funding to 12 cost-shared research projects focused on “extreme fast charging,” which is defined as a system with power levels up to 400 kW and typical charging times of 15 minutes or less. Nine of the selected projects focus on advanced anodes, electrolytes, and battery cell designs: UC… Read more »

DOE announces $68 million in new advanced vehicle technologies research

The DOE has announced a new funding opportunity (DE-FOA-0001919) that will make up to $68.5 million available for early-stage research of advanced vehicle technologies. The agency is seeking research projects in several areas, including: Batteries and Electrification; Materials; and Technology Integration and Energy-efficient Mobility Systems. The Batteries and Electrification topic area, which will receive up… Read more »

As US DOE abandons EV technology reporting, NRDC fills the gap

As regular Charged readers know, the US Department of Energy (DOE) provides funding for a variety of basic research programs that benefit the EV and renewable energy industries. The current administration in Washington has made no secret of its desire to end government support for these industries – its recent proposed budget would have eliminated… Read more »

DOE selects Efficient Drivetrains to provide drivetrains for electric school buses

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) has been selected as the electric drivetrain provider for a $4.4-million DOE program that aims to accelerate the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles. School buses are the largest mass transit segment in the country, carrying twice the number of passengers as the entire US transit and rail segments. As part of… Read more »

DOE researchers announce major advance toward a solid-state magnesium battery

DOE scientists at the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) have discovered a new magnesium-ion solid-state conductor, a major step towards making solid-state magnesium-ion batteries that are both energy-dense and safe. The liquid electrolyte used in current lithium-ion batteries makes them potentially flammable. Researchers around the world are working to develop a practical solid-state… Read more »

DOE awards Saratoga Energy $1 million to commercialize its battery tech

Berkeley, California-based Saratoga Energy has won a million-dollar Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant from the DOE to help commercialize its process for synthesizing graphite from carbon dioxide. “Graphite is an essential material in advanced lithium-ion batteries,” said Drew Reid, Saratoga Energy’s CEO. “Our process produces graphite more sustainably and affordably than traditionally-sourced graphite,… Read more »

DOE to award up to $15 million for extreme fast charging

The DOE will award up to $15 million in a new funding opportunity (DE-FOA-0001808) to encourage the development of what it calls “extreme fast charging” (XFC). The objective is to develop technology that can recharge a battery in half the time of current fast charging systems. The new FOA includes two Areas of Interest: XFC… Read more »