Batteries and Energy Storage
Argonne's all- encompassing battery research program spans the continuum from basic materials research and diagnostics to scale-up processes and ultimate deployment by industry.

At Argonne, our multidisciplinary team of world-renowned researchers are working in overdrive to develop advanced energy storage technologies to aid the growth of the U.S. battery manufacturing industry, transition the U.S. automotive fleet to plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, and enable greater use of renewable energy. We are building upon our historical leadership in battery research to create a broad research, development and demonstration program centered on advanced energy storage materials and systems for both mobile and stationary applications.

We develop more robust, safer and higher-energy density lithium-ion batteries, while using our fundamental science capabilities to develop storage materials that dramatically increase storage capacity and power densities. Argonne's all-encompassing battery research program spans the continuum from basic materials research and diagnostics to scale-up processes and ultimate deployment by industry.

The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), headquartered at Argonne National Laboratory, seeks to develop new technologies that move beyond lithium-ion batteries and store at least five times more energy than today’s batteries at one-fifth the cost – and to achieve this objective within five years. JCESR is a new paradigm for battery R&D, integrating discovery science, battery design, research prototyping and manufacturing consultation in a single, highly interactive organization.