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Posts Tagged: US Department of Energy

DOE’s new EVs4ALL program funds advanced materials, electrodes and cells for EVs

The DOE will provide up to $45 million for the domestic development of advanced EV batteries through the DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The Electric Vehicles for American Low-Carbon Living (EVs4ALL) is a program designed to promote faster charging, improved low-temperature performance, increased range and longer battery life, by funding the development of materials,… Read more »

DOE announces new collaboration with utilities and EV industry to develop V2X charging infrastructure

The DOE is overseeing a collaboration among utilities, national labs, state and local governments, automakers and other organizations that aims to advance the development of V2X technology. The Vehicle to Everything (V2X) Memorandum of Understanding will “bring together cutting-edge resources from DOE, utilities and private entities to evaluate technical and economic feasibility as we integrate… Read more »

Researchers develop method for stabilizing interfaces in solid-state batteries

Researchers at MIT and the DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a method for stabilizing the interfaces between the electrolyte and cathodes in solid-state batteries during the sintering process. Based on research reported in Advanced Energy Materials, the team found that when temperatures are above a few hundred degrees Celsius, carbon dioxide and reactions unfold… Read more »

New Cryo-EM battery research tool produces image of SEI layer on lithium metal anode

Scientists from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have used cryogenic electron microscopy, or cryo-EM, to produce high-resolution images of the solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI) layer that forms on lithium metal anodes in an approach that may improve lithium metal battery design. The scientists developed a way of collecting the SEI… Read more »

DOE awards Eaton $5 million to develop turnkey fast charging system

The DOE has awarded power management company Eaton $4.9 million for a program to reduce the cost and complexity of deploying DC fast-charging infrastructure. Under the three-year program, Eaton will develop and demonstrate a compact turnkey fast-charging solution that is anticipated to reduce costs by 65% through improvements in power conversion and grid interconnection technology,… Read more »

DOE announces $209 million in funding for battery research projects

The DOE has announced $209 million in funding for 26 new laboratory projects focusing on EVs, advanced batteries and connected vehicles. The DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory also announced the Li-Bridge, a new public-private partnership to bridge gaps in the domestic battery supply chain. The 26 national laboratory projects announced today will address four critical goals:… Read more »

DOE awards $30 million to secure domestic supply chain of critical materials

The DOE has announced $30 million in new funding for 13 national lab and university-led research projects to develop new technologies to help secure the supply of critical clean tech materials, including cobalt, neodymium and platinum.  Research funded in this announcement is intended to advance the understanding of how rare-earth elements and platinum group elements… Read more »

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 »