Argonne National Laboratory

Technology transfer

National labs team to develop better, cheaper fuel cellsOctober 9, 2015

Argonne has joined a project funded by DOE's Fuel Cell Technologies Office to enhance the performance and durability of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, while simultaneously reducing their cost.

Fueling the Economy

Argonne helps make the United States a front-runner in the production of materials for advanced lithium-ion batteries used in plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and other applications.

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