Transatlantic offer for future designed batteries for energy storage
A project for the next generation of batteries for energy deposits, worth $120 million is searching for support all the way across the Atlantic. A conference at the US embassy in Berlin was needed for a better understanding of the German competence.
America’s Argonne National Laboratory is willing to get a safe and secure transatlantic help for a $120 million five-year expand the next generation of batteries.
When the plan was presented- a plan that has the purpose of developing batteries that have five times the energy density of today’s ones at a fifth of the cost by 2017 – at the U.S. embassy in Berlin, George W. Crabtree, the project director, announced: “We have to go beyond lithium-ion batteries for advanced renewable energybattery storage.”
The eight-month-old project at the Illinois-based university was showcasted at an energy storage roundtable at the embassy.
The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research project has already trained about two dozen partners from other national U.S. laboratories, universities and private companies that include Johnson Controls (JCI), Dow Chemicals and Applied Materials and is reviewing new materials and battery designs, at the moment.
Crabtree also reported that the project team is, as of now, talking into account the feasibility of replacing solid electrodes with liquid solutions or suspensions and also considering the use of magnesium or aluminum anodes.
German R&D institutes, ministries and private companies thalked about each others experiences at the roundtable and Juliana Walsh from the embassy spelled out: “We are glad we could give an impulse for stronger transatlantic co-operation in the field of renewable energies with our roundtable.”
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