Yearly Archives: 2012

Lemont High School students visit Argonne for sustainable energy science tour

By Diana Anderson Students from Lemont High School are working with Argonne National Laboratory to write the lab’s 2011 Summary Site Environmental Report. In preparation for this project, the students toured Argonne’s sustainable facilities and energy research labs on December … Read More »

Is Chicago a new cleantech hub?

“The recently-announced Joint Center for Energy Storage Research in suburban Chicago arguably leapfrogs the Windy City into the top echelon of cleantech technology research clusters,” Stuebi writes. The Christian Science Monitor, By Richard T. Stuebi — At the end of November, the … Read More »

Could renewable energy provide 99.9 percent of electricity?

Yahoo News, By Susan Graybeal — According to new research by the University of Delaware and Delaware Technical Community College, a combination of wind power, solar and storage in batteries and fuel cells could fully power a large electric grid … Read More »

Project Infinite Green tours Argonne’s renewable energy installations

By Diana Anderson On December 3, junior high school students participating in Project Infinite Green visited Argonne National Laboratory for a tour of the lab’s renewable energy installations. Argonne’s Sustainability Program Manager Devin Hodge led the group on an exploration … Read More »

Solar team awarded $3.8M

A team of institutions that includes Argonne has been awarded $3.8 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to combine new methods in cloud physics and modeling, big-data integration and processing, and deep machine learning to make solar energy more … Read More »

Top 10 things you didn’t know about electric vehicles

Department of Energy lists 10 things everyone should know about electric vehicles, highlighting Argonne’s battery technology breakthroughs and the future of battery research at JCESR 10. Did you know that the average American’s daily round-trip commute is less than 30 … Read More »

Energy Department pushes for electric car battery research

The Christian Science Monitor — If you want to know how advanced cars might be in the next hundred years, just take a look at how far the car has come along in the last hundred. Unfortunately, electric cars missed … Read More »

DOE awards $120 million for solar/wind batteries — Friday November 30, 2012, the United States Department of Energy announced $120 million is going to 5 colleges and four private firms for a five year project to be run by the new Joint Center for Energy Storage … Read More »

New JCESR consortium aims to make U.S. a battery powerhouse

Motor Trend — In an effort to bolster battery science and manufacturing prospects in the  United States and stay on top of a global industry valued at $42 billion – and  growing about 8 percent annually – the Department of … Read More »

Public-private partnership awarded $120 million to develop energy storage

Joint Center for Energy Storage Research sets aggressive technology  development goals — The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), an Argonne National  Laboratory-led collaboration of leading researchers and entrepreneurs from DOE  national laboratories, universities and industry, will focus … Read More »