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U.S. Department of Energy to Fund Battery Manufacturing Innovation


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will fund public-private partnerships at the National Laboratories to solve engineering challenges in advanced battery materials and devices. The focus will be on de-risking, scaling and accelerating adoption of new technologies.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office and Vehicles Technologies Office will jointly invest up to $12 million in projects that address capability gaps for enhanced lithium-ion batteries, next-generation lithium-ion batteries and next-generation lithium-based battery technologies in these four areas:

  • Materials processing and scale-up
  • Innovative/advanced electrode and cell production
  • Designer materials and electrodes
  • Formation

“The goal of the funding is part of a DOE-wide effort to create and sustain global leadership in energy storage utilization and exports, with a secure domestic manufacturing supply chain that does not depend on foreign sources of critical materials,” the DOE said.