DOE announces $209 million in funding for battery research projects

The DOE has announced $209 million in funding for 26 new laboratory projects focusing on EVs, advanced batteries and connected vehicles. The DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory also announced the Li-Bridge, a new public-private partnership to bridge gaps in the domestic battery supply chain.

The 26 national laboratory projects announced today will address four critical goals:

Significantly reducing the cost and size of next- generation battery technologyAdvancing extreme fast charging to allow for batteries to be fully charged in less than 15 minutes Mitigating potential grid impacts of tens of millions of vehicles being charged across the nationStreamlining cooperative vehicle-to-vehicle communications and controls that reduce energy use and emissions 

The full list of projects is available on the DOE’s web site.

“NREL and the state of Colorado continue to lead the development of innovative energy storage and battery technologies that reduce our carbon emissions,” said Colorado Senator Michael Bennet. “These projects are exactly the type of research the federal government should invest in to decarbonize our energy system, modernize our infrastructure, support the growing domestic clean energy industries, and combat climate change.”  

Source: DOE