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    1. Southern Research, NICE Team to Repurpose Used EV Batteries as Energy Storage Systems

      Southern Research, NICE Team to Repurpose Used EV Batteries as Energy Storage Systems

      Southern Research and the National Institute of Clean and Low-Carbon Energy (NICE) are collaborating on a project to transform retired electric vehicle batteries into energy storage systems for offices and factories. Under the partnership, the Birmingham, Alabama-based research organization will provide critical testing services to assist NICE to develop stationary power systems using very low cost, retired EV battery packs for the U.S. market.

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    2. Iowa State, Ames Laboratory Engineer Awarded $3 Million for Battery Study

      Iowa State, Ames Laboratory Engineer Awarded $3 Million for Battery Study

      While lithium-ion batteries have proven their worth in storing energy on a smaller scale, Steve W. Martin says an alternative solution is necessary for storing large amounts of energy, like the gigawatts of wind energy now being harvested from Iowa’s farmland. That’s why Martin, an Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in materials science and engineering and an associate of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, and his research team at Iowa State University have teamed up with collaborators at the University of Houston, the University of Colorado Boulder, Washington State University and Solid Power Inc., a small battery company, to develop an all-solid-state sodium battery.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. Iowa
    3. SunShot Initiative Award Funds Scaleup of Argonne's Leading-Edge Thermal Energy Storage System

      SunShot Initiative Award Funds Scaleup of Argonne's Leading-Edge Thermal Energy Storage System

      On September 16, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative program announced funding awards to several research projects that aim to make concentrating solar power (CSP) plants cost competitive with traditional forms of electricity. Argonne National Laboratory and its industrial partners, Koppers Inc. and Parker Hannifin Corp., received a SunShot award to scale up and demonstrate Argonne’s novel thermal energy storage system, which efficiently stores solar energy as heat for later use as electricity on the electrical grid. Total project funding is $1.6 million and includes an industry cost sharing arrangement.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. Argonne
    4. Argonne and Mississippi State University Collaborating on Energy Storage Technologies

      Argonne and Mississippi State University Collaborating on Energy Storage Technologies

      The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and Mississippi State University (MSU) are collaborating to develop new technologies that address next-generation energy storage challenges. Today’s lithium-ion batteries hold more than twice the energy of those released in 1991, and they continue to improve. But even when brought to their energy storage potential, lithium-ion batteries fall short of some of our energy storage needs. Next-generation batteries are necessary to meet these needs. This collaboration will include joint research to build next-generation batteries for the electric grid that meet the challenges caused by tornadoes, hurricanes and other weather events. New discoveries could enhance the load-balancing capabilities of the grid in the Southeast region.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. Argonne
    5. Energy Expert Discusses Grid Batteries with Congress

      Energy Expert Discusses Grid Batteries with Congress

      Jud Virden, director of energy and environment research at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will testify on energy storage research before a subcommittee of the U.S House of Representatives. He will testify as part of a 9 a.m. ET Friday hearing titled “Innovations in Battery Storage for Renewable Energy,” which is being held by the House Committee of Science, Space and Technology’s Subcommittee on Energy.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. OR
    6. Advancing the Frontier of Energy Storage, Efficiency, and Grid Resiliency

      Advancing the Frontier of Energy Storage, Efficiency, and Grid Resiliency

      John B. Rhodes, president and chief executive officer of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), will give the keynote address this week at the 2013-14 Annual Conference of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES). The all-day event showcases the latest energy innovations and research results from Rensselaer faculty and students and their partners in industry, government, and academia.

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      Mentions: GE Siemens NY
    7. Dow Kokam, DoE's Oak Ridge Agree to Boost Li-Ion Battery Performance

      Dow Kokam, DoE's Oak Ridge Agree to Boost Li-Ion Battery Performance
      Dow Kokam and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are working together to enhance the Michigan-based company’s capabilities to develop and commercialize advanced lithium ion batteries. The relationship was formalized today with an agreement worth up to $5.5 million over six years … Many of the specialized battery development capabilities that are part of this effort are exclusive to ORNL.
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      Mentions: DoE Battelle Kokam
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