The Department of Energy established a facility at the Argonne National Laboratory to reuse cobalt and lithium materials from discarded lithium-ion battery products. DOE said Friday that it opened the Battery Recycling Center hoping to recover at least 90 percent of usable battery components and develop new technology out of the materials.Read More »
The Department of Energy will invest $120M to renew a center tasked to conduct research on advanced battery science and technology.
The department based its decision to renew the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research on an assessment of the performance of the innovation hub in its first five years of operations, the DOE said Tuesday.
The Energy Department has chosen five Nanoscale Science Research Centers to submit proposals to study quantum computing and information processing methods through a potential three-year, $30 million initiative. DOE said Wednesday it will provide up to $10 million in grants per year on a competitive basis to help the NSRCs …Read More »
The Energy Department aims to deploy the first exascale computer at a national laboratory by 2021 and eventually promote the system to other labs, agencies and industry, Federal News Radio reported Monday. DOE awarded $258 million in contracts to Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Intel, Advanced Micro Devices, Cray and Nvidia in …Read More »
The National Nuclear Security Administration, Energy Department, Argonne National Laboratory and Washington State University will launch a research facility that will help NNSA secure the U.S. nuclear stockpile. WSU said Thursday the Dynamic Compression Sector installation is located at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source facility — a Chicago-based DOE facility. DCS is designed to help researchers observe the behavior of …Read More »
The Energy Department has chosen an Argonne National Laboratory-led consortium to explore new technologies that can help reduce fuel consumption and carbon emission from medium- to heavy-duty trucks. DoE said Friday that Argonne will lead a team comprised of Cummins, Freightliner Custom Chassis, Ohio State University, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Purdue University …Read More »
The Energy Department has issued more than $82 million in funds to 93 research and development projects on nuclear energy. “Nuclear power is our nation’s largest source of low-carbon electricity and is a vital component in our efforts to both provide affordable and reliable electricity and to combat climate change,” …Read More »
Mark Peters, formerly associate director of the Argonne National Laboratory’s energy and global security directorate, will join Idaho National Laboratory as director on Oct. 1. INL said Thursday Peters will succeed John Grossenbacher, who also serves as president of Battelle Energy Alliance, the Battelle-led group that manages INL for the Energy Department. “Mark’s recognized …Read More »
Argonne, Chicago University Partner on Urban Planning for 21st Century Cities; Charlie Catlett Comments
The government has partnered with the University of Chicago in a move to address rapid urbanization through LakeSim, a tool that can churn out a computation-enabled design of the world’s future cities. Representatives from the school and the Energy Department’s Argonne National Laboratory are developing LakeSim and other platforms to …Read More »
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has partnered with academic and private-sector organizations and seven other U.S. national laboratories to create a comprehensive climate and Earth system model by using high-performance computing technologies. Anne Stark, a senior public information officer at LLNL, writes Tuesday that the 10-year Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy …Read More »