• Clean Energy 2030: Building a Sustainable Future

    JCESR Director George Crabtree discusses the future of clean energy in “Clean Energy 2030: Building a Sustainable Future,” a UChicago – Argonne – Fermilab Joint Speaker Series Event held at Argonne. Read More

  • Argonne OutLoud: Energy Storage - JCESR Goes Beyond the Lithium Ion Frontier

    Director George Crabtree discusses a new paradigm for battery research, integrating discovery science, battery design and pre-commercial prototyping in one interactive organization. This talk presents the vision and strategy of JCESR. Read More

  • Building a Better Battery

    Phil Ponce speaks with Director George Crabtree about the Joint Center for Energy Storage’s research and initiative to build a better battery. Read More

  • Creating Better Batteries

    Bill Moller speaks with Director George Crabtree about creating energy storage technologies with five times the energy density that would be cheaper than what we have now. Read More

  • Powering the Future

    Deputy Director of Development and Demonstration Jeff Chamberlain discusses the future of energy storage with CBS News in this video. Read More

  • A Scientist Answers Your Battery Questions

    Venkat Srinivasan, JCESR Deputy Director of Integration, answers several of your questions about the future of battery research. Check it out to learn more about research related to electric vehicles, renewable energy, new materials, and careers in battery science. Read More

  • Press Conference on the Batteries and Energy Storage Hub Announcement: November 30, 2012

    UChicago President Robert Zimmer was joined by U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu on November 30, 2012, to announce that a multi-partner team led by Argonne National Laboratory was selected for an award of up to $120 million over five years to establish a new Batteries and Energy Storage Hub, the Joint Center for Energy Storage (JCESR). Read More

  • Joint Center for Energy Storage Research

    The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) is a major research partnership that integrates government, academic, and industrial researchers from many disciplines to overcome critical scientific and technical barriers and create new breakthrough energy storage technology. Read More

  • Argonne's Materials Engineering Research Facility

    Argonne’s Materials Engineering Research Facility (MERF) enables the development of manufacturing processes for producing advanced battery materials in sufficient quantity for industrial testing. The research conducted in this program is known as process scale-up. Read More

  • Scientists Probe Lithium-Sulfur Batteries in Real Time

    Lithium-sulfur batteries are a promising technology that could some day power electric vehicles. Scientists at SLAC and Stanford University took microscope snapshots of individual sulfur particles — the first real-time imaging of a lithium-sulfur battery in operation. Read More


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