Argonne National Laboratory

Technology transfer

SunShot Initiative award funds scaleup of Argonne’s leading-edge thermal energy storage systemSeptember 16, 2015

On September 16, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative program announced funding awards to several research projects that aim to make concentrating solar power (CSP) plants cost competitive with traditional forms of electricity.

National Science Foundation awards $3.1 million to Chicago's Array of Things ProjectSeptember 14, 2015

NSF Grant will fund production and installation of 500 nodes in Chicago

New catalyst may hasten commercialization of fuel cell vehiclesAugust 25, 2015

Supported by DOE’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office, scientists at Argonne have developed a new fuel cell catalyst using earthly abundant materials with performance that is comparable to platinum in laboratory tests. If commercially viable, the new catalyst could replace platinum in electric cars powered by fuel cells instead of batteries, which would greatly extend the range of electric vehicles and eliminate the need for recharging.

Natural Gas Quality Biogas

Transportation fuel and organic solid fertilizer from anaerobic digestion of wastewater solids and other organic wastes

Synthesizing Membrane Proteins Using In Vitro Methodology

in vitro, cell-free expression system for the production of protein types that are challenging to study: membrane proteins, membrane-associated proteins, and soluble proteins that require complex redox cofactors

Magneto-Optic Biosensor Using Bio-Functionalized Magnetic Nanoparticles

Biological sensors can be used for a variety of applications, including the detection of medical conditions and bioterrorist threats.

Argonne working with Ford and FCA US to study dual-fuel vehiclesJuly 9, 2015

It’s not as challenging as mixing oil and water, but scientists at Argonne are partnering with industry to study a tricky fuel mixing problem that could lead to more efficient engines.