DOE Announces $15 Million for 13 Projects to Address Challenges in Advanced Battery Materials

Aug 31, 2020


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded 13 projects from its Matter Manufacturing Lab Call to receive a total of $15 million in funding over three years. The projects aim to establish public-private partnerships that address engineering challenges for advanced battery materials and devices, with a focus on de-risking, scaling, and accelerating adoption of new technologies. Each project team will be led by a DOE National Laboratory, with Argonne National Laboratory leading 6 projects, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory each leading 2, and Brookhaven National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and National Renewable Energy Laboratory leading 1 each.


The program is jointly funded through DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE’s) Advanced Manufacturing Office. Each project has a private-sector lead partner who is responsible for a 50% const-share. Projects range from scaling halide-type solid electrolytes for solid state batteries to creating a commercially viable process for surface conditioning of high-nickel low-cobalt cathodes, and beyond.

For a full list of industry partners and topics for each award, please visit:

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