|Funding for Advanced Battery Research Hangs in Balance
July 16, 2018
In its first five years, JCESR has been successful in meeting its ambitious goals. If renewed, the team will start at the atomic and molecular level to design batteries from the bottom up—creating materials atom by atom and molecule by molecule, where every atom and molecule has a prescribed role in meeting a performance spec.
|Inside Form Energy, the Star-Studded Startup Tackling the Toughest Problem in Energy Storage
June 18, 2018
Industry veterans from Tesla, Aquion and A123 are trying to create cost-effective energy storage to last for weeks and months. Research includes a JCESR aqueous sulfur formula for cost-effective long-duration flow batteries.
|We Need Real Scientific Breakthroughs to Build a Clean Energy Economy
May 13, 2018
Wind and solar energy have achieved grid parity in many places and, over the next decade, clean energy will become far cheaper than traditional sources. The sticking point is energy storage. While lithium-ion batteries have made great strides, they are approaching theoretical limits. We need to discover fundamentally new chemistries and, to do this, we will need to forge a new partnership between government and private industry.
|Here’s How the Next Big Thing Really Happens
December 11, 2017
The JCESR model offers a great blueprint for the future. Innovation is always about networks rather than nodes and it is essential that we learn how to build those connections faster. Building intense collaboration between government labs, academic institutions and private businesses will be key to maintaining our technological and competitive edge.