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New Flow Batteries Could Accelerate an Electrical Grid Powered by the Sun and Wind
November 7, 2019
Berkeley Lab scientists have developed an affordable flow battery membrane for the electric grid from a new class of polymers called AquaPIM.
Go with the flow: Scientists design new grid batteries for renewable energy
November 7, 2019
Scientists have designed an affordable ‘flow battery’ membrane that could accelerate renewable energy for the electrical grid.
Expert: Energy storage, electric car charging would ‘pay big dividends’ for Dubuque
Telegraph Herald
November 2, 2019
Solar and wind energy have experienced substantial growth in Iowa in recent years as production costs have declined.
As The Original Moonshot Turns 50, We Still Need Public Support For Innovation
October 26, 2019
We tend to think of innovation as an individual effort. It’s much easier to visualize someone like Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs or Elon Musk, in a flash of inspiration, coming up with a brilliant idea than it is to imagine a vast, collective effort. Yet make no mistake. Innovation is a team sport and great innovators are great collaborators.
The coming electric vehicle transformation
October 25, 2019
Electric vehicles are poised to transform nearly every aspect of transportation, including fuel, carbon emissions, costs, repairs, and driving habits.


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JCESR Renewed for Another Five Years

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced its decision to renew the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), a DOE Energy Innovation Hub led by Argonne National Laboratory and focused on advancing battery science and technology. The announcement was made by DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar at the InnovationXLab Energy Storage Summit.

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