Posts Tagged: US Department of Energy

Titan to develop early warning system for Li-ion batteries using ultrasound

Titan Advanced Energy Solutions has received nearly $1.1 million in funding from the DOE to develop an early warning system for lithium-ion batteries using ultrasound technology to detect abnormal and hazardous battery conditions in real time, hours to days in advance of a dangerous situation. These conditions may include thermal runaways, a chain reaction within… Read more »

Kansas City pilot project installs streetlight-mounted chargers

Chargers mounted on streetlight or power poles could be a viable way to provide charging for urban dwellers who lack assigned parking spaces. Many cities have replaced their old-fashioned incandescent streetlights with LED lights, which use far less energy. This means that many circuits serving lampposts have extra energy capacity, which could be used to… Read more »

DOE awards $60 million to 24 emission-reduction R&D projects

The DOE has awarded $60 million in funding to 24 R&D projects aimed at reducing CO2 emissions from passenger cars and light- and heavy-duty trucks. The projects, funded through the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Vehicles Technology Office (VTO), address the two largest contributors to transportation-sector emissions. Passenger cars and light-duty… Read more »

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 »