Posts Tagged: US Department of Energy

Which US states have the highest penetration of EV charging stations?

Expanded access to charging infrastructure is seen as one of the keys to accelerating EV adoption, and the US is rapidly rolling out public charging stations. A new report from the DOE tells us that 25 states now have at least 1,000 non-residential charging units (public and private). California has by far the most: nearly… Read more »

PPG receives DOE funding for EV battery coating processes

PPG, a supplier of coatings and specialty materials, has received DOE funding for research into the use of two versatile, high-output processes for the production of Li-ion battery electrodes. The three-year, $2.2-million project—one of 13 selected through a DOE initiative focused on addressing engineering challenges for advanced battery materials and devices—will be conducted in collaboration… Read more »

DOE looks to coal as a source of critical minerals and rare earth elements

The DOE Office of Fossil Energy has selected 13 projects to receive approximately $1.95 million in federal funding to develop conceptual designs for commercially viable technologies that will extract rare earth elements (REEs) from US coal and coal by-products. Each project will receive up to $150,000 in DOE funding. The conceptual designs will include system… Read more »

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… Read more »

DOE to fund EV charging cybersecurity in Michigan

The DOE has announced more than $7 million in funding for a Michigan-based cybersecurity company, Dream Team (DTLLC), to develop an infrastructure that protects the electric grid from cyber-attacks on EVs and EV charging systems. Once the electric roadway and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology has been developed, it will be tested at the American Center for… Read more »

DOE selects Enovix for advanced silicon-based anode research funding

The DOE has announced FY2020 federal funding for projects that support new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies. Enovix has been selected to advance R&D on lithium-ion batteries using silicon-based anodes. The selection, recommended by the Vehicle Technologies Office, authorizes Enovix to complete negotiations for a $3.2-million federal award funded through the DOE’s Office of Energy… Read more »

DOE: CCS chargers outnumber CHAdeMO in the US

At first glance, the Department of Energy’s latest stats on public fast chargers indicate that we’re in the midst of a thrilling standards war, with the two competitors running neck-and-neck. There are two competing DC fast charging standards in the US (aside from Tesla’s proprietary Supercharger): CHArge de MOve (CHAdeMO), developed by the Japanese and… Read more »

DOE solicits proposals for battery manufacturing innovations

The DOE is soliciting proposals from the national laboratories and industry partners to pursue radical innovations for American battery manufacturing leadership. The agency will directly fund the national labs to establish public-private partnerships that solve engineering challenges for advanced battery materials and devices, with a focus on de-risking, scaling and accelerating the adoption of new… Read more »

DOE to award up to $30 million for critical materials technologies

The US DOE has announced up to $30 million in funding for R&D that focuses on extraction, separation, processing, validation and demonstration technologies for critical materials, including rare earth elements, which are essential to high-strength magnets used in EVs and wind turbines. The DOE is working toward reducing both the costs of critical materials and… Read more »

DOE to provide $18 million for research on rare earth materials

The US Department of Energy (DOE) will provide up to $18 million for basic research to ensure the continued availability of rare earth elements. Neodymium, praseodymium, lanthanum and other rare earth materials are widely used in a variety of technological applications, including EV motors and wind turbines. The research will seek breakthroughs that increase the… Read more »