Dow and Argonne Working on New Battery Materials

Cindy Zimmerman

The Dow Chemical Company and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have signed a multi-year research collaboration to jointly develop the next generation of materials for advanced battery technologies.

Dow and Argonne will be collaborating on several new materials with the intent to improve the performance, cost competitiveness and adoption of these advanced materials in the energy storage industry.

Argonne“We are pleased to work with Dow to create new advanced materials for the energy storage industry,” said Jeff Chamberlain, energy storage major initiatives leader for Argonne. “The goal of this collaboration will be to use our common scientific and technical capabilities to develop next generation energy storage materials that address the performance, cost and adoption challenges found in today’s emerging battery technologies.”

Argonne is a global leader in energy storage research and development, and has accrued a suite of more than 150 battery technology-related patents. In the last three years alone, Argonne’s lithium-ion battery technology has been licensed by General Motors, LG Chem, Envia, BASF and Toda Kogyo.

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