NERSC Helps Develop Next-Gen Batteries

December 2012

This story appears on the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) website.

To reduce the United States' reliance on foreign oil and lower consumer energy costs, the Department of Energy (DOE) is bringing together five national laboratories, five universities and four private firms to revolutionize next-generation battery performance. This collaboration—dubbed the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR)—will receive $120 million over five years to establish a new Batteries and Energy Storage Hub led by Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) in Illinois. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is a major contributor to this collaboration and will be leading the computational modeling effort.

Linda Vu