In the News 2017

April 22, 2017
In a networked world, the best way to become a dominant player is to be an indispensable partner. In a race to create the next-generation of batteries, JCESR is an example of the collaboration necessary to meet big goals.
Chemical & Engineering News
April 3, 2017
A new technique developed by JCESR scientists at the University of Michigan and the University of Utah identifies nonaqueous electrolytes for RFBs that will enable the batteries to have high energy density and high stability.
March 19, 2017
To solve big problems, mere tinkering won’t do. We need to build new platforms for collaboration and the work being done on advanced batteries at the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) at Argonne National Laboratory offers a promising model for the future.
March 7, 2017
The world is waiting on a battery breakthrough. Nearly every sector of the electronics industry, everything that runs on a battery, is limited by the power output and energy life of the batteries that run it.
Greentech Media
March 7, 2017
Argonne handles everything from theoretical work to small-scale cell prototyping, larger batch production and automated assembly-line fabrication. On a recent visit to the lab, GTM identified ongoing research efforts of particular interest to our readers.
Aurora Beacon-News
March 3, 2017
Wind farms and the electricity grid, cars and cell phones are benefiting from technology developed over the course of a $120 million research project at Argonne, scientists told U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, during a recent annual review.
March 2, 2017
JCESR researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of Utah are working to develop industrial-scale batteries to store energy from intermittent sources such as wind and solar.
Energy Matters
February 23, 2017
A team of chemists from Utah and Michigan Universities have developed a charge-storing molecule that they say is 1,000 times more stable than the compounds currently used in flow battery systems.
Engineering & Technology
February 22, 2017
The success of electric cars is ultimately defined by their batteries. We are reaching a point where the multifaceted trade-offs between cost, safety, range and the speed and accessibility of charging are starting to seriously impress, but can the breakthroughs continue?
February 21, 2017
Chemists at University of Utah and University of Michigan use a predictive model to develop a charge-storing molecule around 1,000 times more stable than current compounds, as reported in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
Science Friday
February 17, 2017
Will any new battery chemistries approach the success of lithium ion? Electric vehicle advocate and blogger Chelsea Sexton joins George Crabtree, JCESR director, to discuss potential successors to the popular lithium ion battery.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
February 14, 2017
JCESR has been working toward the goal of developing batteries that are five times as powerful but cost five times less than battery technology did when the center started. Many in the industry scoffed at the idea that those goals could be met within five years, but the energy storage center is working to do just that.
Science News
January 9, 2017
New chemistries and designs promise to take batteries into the 21st century to store energy from solar and wind farms and send energy to homes and businesses. In late 2017, JCESR scientists will introduce prototype batteries to be developed by manufacturers for potential commercialization. Some contain new ingredients — sulfur and magnesium — that help store energy more efficiently, delivering power for longer periods. Others will employ new designs.

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