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Video: Argonne National Lab warms up new incubator to grow energy technologies

By April Gocha / July 20, 2016

Argonne National Lab (Argonne, Ill.) is now accepting applications from intrepid entrepreneurs for its brand new and fully supportive energy incubator program, Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI).

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Open access: Argonne National Lab opens doors to industry collaboration in nanotechnology, energy storage

By April Gocha / November 4, 2015

Argonne National Lab has created two new collaborative centers that each focus on a broad area of research with high potential to impact new products and developments—nanotechnology and energy storage technologies.

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Next-gen battery collaboration to develop ‘beyond lithium-ion space’ in space

By Jessica McMathis / March 26, 2014

A partnership between the Department of Energy’s Joint Center for Energy Storage Research and NASA Glenn Research Center spells good things for batteries, which are poised to receive a double-dose of expertise from two of the country’s top research entities.

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LG Chem, GM license Argonne Lab technology for next-gen Volt battery

By / January 6, 2011

Officials from Argonne National Lab, GM Ventures and LG Chem announced today that they had reached a licensing agreement that will allow the two businesses to use a special cathode technology for lithium batteries, and, especially, that will allow the introduction of a safer, more energy-dense product in the second generation of GM’s Volt. As…

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DOE dedicates 24M supercomputing hours for lithium–air batteries

By / February 1, 2010

The DOE announced that 24 million hours of supercomputing time out of a total of 1.6 billion available at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Labs have been awarded to investigate materials for developing lithium-air batteries that would be capable of powering a car for 500 miles on a single charge. Through the Innovative and Novel…

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Recycling nuclear waste at Argonne National Lab

By / January 13, 2010

  This video, produced by the Science Channel with the assistance of Argonne National Lab, discusses some of the work being done to perfect closed-cycle “fast” nuclear reactors. Nearly all reactors used for energy production are based on a light-water reactor model that are inefficient (fuel rods must be replaced after only 5% of the…

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Plastic bags upcycled into carbon nanotubes

By / December 15, 2009

A chemist has created an ‘upcycling’ method of turning the disposable plastic bags into carbon nanotubes. The research is published in The Journal of Environmental Monitoring. Vilas Ganpat Pol at Argonne National Lab developed the bag-to-nanotube technique and converts high or low-density polyethylene (HDPE and LDPE) into valuable multiwalled carbon nanotubes. The nanotubes have even…

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DOE allocates another $327M to labs, schools

By / August 5, 2009

In its final round of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-based awards, the DOE says it is going to provide money for science research projects at 10 federal labs and schools. For the record, this latest announcement brings the total amount of ARRA funding coming out of the DOE to $1.6 billion, all that Congress set…

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National labs top list of R&D 100 award recipients

By / July 21, 2009

R&D Magazine hosts the R&D 100 Awards, which are presented annually to researchers who have developed the year’s 100 most outstanding advances in applied technologies. ACerS just learned that 49 out of the 100 awards were presented to U.S. national labs. The labs competed in an international pool that included universities, start-ups and large corporations.…

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Individual Carbon Atoms in Motion

By / April 9, 2009

This video is no more, or less, than watching for the first time, in real-time, individual carbon atoms being knocked off the edges of a hole in a sheet of graphene while other atoms break and recreate bonds as they shift around in response, looking for the most stable position.

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