Technology transfer

BLE: Battery Life Estimator

Argonne’s Battery Life Estimator (BLE) software is a state-of-the-art tool kit for fitting battery aging data and for battery life estimation. It was designed to make life-cycle estimates using two years of aging data.

BLE helps answer key questions on how battery performance will change with calendar age, cycles, internal component aging, cell-to-cell manufacturing variations, summer and winter temperature extremes, differing anode and cathode materials, and electrolyte variations and additives.

GCTool: Design, Analyze and Compare Fuel Cell Systems and Power Plants

GCTool software allows the user to design, analyze, and compare different fuel cell configurations, including automotive, space-based, and stationary systems.

BatPRO: Battery Manufacturing Cost Estimation

BatPRO is the Windows-based version of BatPaC, a software modeling tool designed for policymakers and researchers who are interested in estimating the cost of lithium-ion batteries.


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Argonne claims four 2013 R&D 100 AwardsJuly 8, 2013

Four innovative technologies have won 2013 R&D 100 Awards, regarded as the “Oscars of invention,” for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory.

ARG-US RFID System for Managing High-Risk Materials

Safeguard the management of nuclear and radioactive materials, as well as that of other sensitive items in storage, transportation and disposition

Hybrid Radiator Cooling System

A more efficient cooling system for highway trucks