Renewable Energy
Accelerating the transition to alternative energy sources requires significant improvement in materials, chemicals, processes, and devices. To produce more cost-effective energy sources for the nation, Argonne is focused on renewable energy research.

World energy demand is expected to double by 2050, and oil, coal and natural gas will have to supply much of that energy unless we can make renewable and "green" alternatives cheap enough to replace them. Argonne is using its expertise and creativity to explore the development, use and consequences of non-fossil energies. Our renewable energy research helps create groundbreaking technologies that will quickly put new options within our nation's reach.

Argonne's work includes research in biofuels, as well as hydropower, solar energy, wind power, geothermal power and their integration into electric power grids.