In the News 2021

JCESR-related spinoff company charges up the battery world
December 13, 2021
Sepion Technologies is pursuing innovative new lithium battery technologies and recently secured Series A funding

Using AI for Optimization of Several Flow Battery Properties Simultaneously
November 24, 2021
Scientists seek stable, high-energy batteries designed for the electric grid.

Bridging the lithium battery supply chain gap — a new alliance in the U.S.
Yahoo! Finance
October 27, 2021
By building bridges between the public and private sector, Li-Bridge aims to accelerate the development of a robust and secure domestic supply chain for lithium-based batteries.

Argonne taps internationally recognized researcher Shirley Meng as chief scientist for energy storage strategy
October 25, 2021
A pioneer in material science, Meng’s new role comes with a joint appointment as a professor at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at The University of Chicago.

Argonne is helping communities avoid the climate crosshairs
Argonne National Laboratory
September 9, 2021
Scientists are addressing the vulnerabilities of infrastructure systems through the lens of climate impacts by creating and adapting climate maps to infrastructure as a way for communities to protect themselves from the effects of climate change.

Pushing the frontier of energy storage: Q&A with George Crabtree
Argonne National Laboratory
August 24, 2021
The director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) on how the innovation hub is shaping the frontier of battery science and technology.

Department of Energy’s ‘mini–Manhattan Projects’ for key energy problems wind down
August 11, 2021
But the hub model, which was Nobel laureate Steven Chu’s vision for bridging the agency’s basic and applied research, lives on.

Are electric cars ‘green’? The answer is yes, but it’s complicated
July 26, 2021
As electric cars become more popular, some question if they are as environmentally friendly as advertised — with some saying that greenhouse emissions during the manufacturing process and battery-charging have to be considered.

AI Promises Climate-Friendly Materials
July 8, 2021
Materials scientists are developing better battery components, faster catalysts, and other green materials. But the magnitude of the task calls for help from AI and robots.

Argonne National Lab celebrates 75th birthday
Fox 32 Chicago
June 30, 2021
JCESR Director George Crabtree quoted on the future of batteries.

Durbin urges Illinois to take the lead on electric vehicles with Rivian manufacturing plant in Normal
May 14, 2021
JCESR Deputy Director Venkat Srinivasan quoted on the need for a domestic battery supply chain.

What if Illinois became a hub of electric vehicle manufacturing?
Crain’s Chicago Business
May 14, 2021
JCESR Deputy Director Venkat Srinivasan offers perspective on EV manufacturing hub in Illinois.

Fears of a lithium supply crunch may be overblown
Physics Today
May 1, 2021
JCESR Director George Crabtree quoted on efforts to minimize or replace cobalt in lithium-ion batteries.

Virtual climate conference explores adaptation and resilience
April 21, 2021
The conference showcased the science, data and tools available for creating resilient communities.

The Coming Energy Storage Revolution
Crain’s Chicago Business
April 20, 2021
JCESR Deputy Director Venkat Srinivasan shares a perspective on energy storage innovation for Earth Day.

Are Electric Cars Really Green?
April 19, 2021
JCESR Director George Crabtree quoted on reasons EVs have started to become more popular.

Opportunities and Challenges for Electrochemical Energy Storage on the Electricity Grid
Battery Power Magazine
April 13, 2021
Research Integration Officer Lynn Trahey presents a JCESR perspective at the 2021 International Battery Seminar and Exhibit.

The Winner in the Quest to Boost Battery Energy Density Remains
The Motorship
March 2, 2021
Many start-ups have announced developments in lithium-ion battery technology, but, says Dr. George Crabtree, Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) at Argonne National Laboratory, “I’d like to see a little more before putting my money on the table.”

The Right Stuff to Find the Right Materials
DOE Science News Source
March 1, 2021
Murugesan’s research–destined for Energy Sciences Center–adds to PNNL’s battery technology contributions

Argonne National Laboratory: the continuing quest to find a better battery
Battery Industry
January 16, 2021
To discover pivotal battery technologies beyond lithium-ion, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) started the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), an Energy Innovation Hub led by DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory.

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