• Inside Tesla's Deal to Buy SolarCity for $2.6 Billion

    Tesla Motors Inc. has agreed to purchase SolarCity for $2.6 billion deal that combines Elon Musk’s electric-car maker and clean-energy companies. Argonne National Laboratory’s George Crabtree, Techonomy’s David Kirkpatrick and Consumer Edge Research’s James Albertine speak on “Bloomberg West.”… Read More

  • JCESR Scientific Sprints - Speed through Collaboration

    JCESR supplements its traditional project management approach with scientific “Sprints.” Sprints take a single question from JCESR’s catalog of prioritized scientific challenges and dedicate a small, multidisciplinary team of 5-15 members to answer it, enabling us to move forward more rapidly in our research. Sprints empower early-career scientists to show their leadership qualities in the Sprints they lead. Once a Sprint is completed, the outcome is documented within JCESR and shared with the research community. The resulting new knowledge then informs and inspires subsequent research challenges. Read More

  • JCESR Scientific Sprints - Better Polymers for Better Batteries

    JCESR supplements its traditional project management approach with scientific “Sprints.” The sprint described in this video involved a multidisciplinary team from Argonne, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Michigan. As they studied how polymers in solution… Read More

  • Why We Need A Revolution In Energy Storage

    George Crabtree and JCESR scientists talk with Craig Benzine, host of PBS-sponsored YouTube show, “The Good Stuff” on why we need a better grid, the importance of energy storage on the grid and how all these things would confuse the ghost of Thomas Edison. Read More

  • SC15 High Performance Computing (HPC) Transforms Batteries

    A new breakthrough battery—one that has significantly higher energy, lasts longer, and is cheaper and safer—will likely be impossible without a new material discovery. Kristin Persson and other JCESR scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are taking some of the guesswork out of the discovery process with the Electrolyte Genome Project. Read More

  • Tesla Tackling Problem of Power Storage: Chamberlain

    Jeff Chamberlain and Bloomberg’s David Gura speak on Bloomberg West discussing the potential global impact of Tesla’s announcement of a battery for use in homes and business, the challenge to store renewable energy and the market for a $3,000 battery to power your home. Read More

  • Beyond the Light Switch

    On this edition of Beyond the Light Switch, aired on PBS in April 2015, the program focuses on the electrification of the American economy – in transportation, shipping, airlines, even in the U.S. military and its importance to our national security. Scientific American’s David Biello came to Argonne (34 min. into program) to discuss the research required to meet the nation’s energy storage goals. Read More

  • Next Generation Battery Technology

    Jeff Chamberlain spoke with Steve LeVine about the development of next generation lithium-ion battery technology, covered live on C-SPAN at the Atlantic Council in Washington D.C. Read More

  • Addressing Climate Change with Next Generation Energy Storage Technology

    In March 2015, George Crabtree gave the keynote address, “Addressing Climate Change with Next Generation Energy Storage Technology” at the Institute of Environmental Sustainability Climate Change Conference at Loyola University. Read More

  • Tesla's Software Update Aims to End `Range Anxiety’

    George Crabtree spoke with Cory Johnson on Bloomberg West about the battery technology electric cars have in place now, how it can be improved and improvements Tesla will be focusing on. Read More


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