February 12 (Renewables Now) - US manufacturing innovation projects aimed at lowering the cost of battery storage will get USD 65.9 million (EUR 60.4m) in funding under the Energy Storage Grand Challenge of the Department of Energy (DOE).
The amount and awardees were announced on Monday by the DOE, as part of a wider USD-187-million funding programme supporting innovative advanced manufacturing research and development in the US.
One of the successful projects, awarded USD 24.2 million with a DOE share of USD 12 million, is led by Applied Materials Inc and focuses on advanced anode manufacturing through ultra-thin lithium deposition. Arkema Inc’s “Roll-To Roll Manufacturing of Low Cost and Safer Lithium Ion Batteries” project is getting USD 6.3 million in total, with a DOE share of USD 5 million. Western Michingan University got USD 12 million, including USD 9.6 million from the DOE, for its project “Enabling Advanced Electrode Architecture through Printing Technique”.
The full list of projects getting funds for their research is available at https://www.energy.gov/eere/amo/doe-301-congressional-notification-table
(USD 1 = EUR 0.92)