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
“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.