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Argonne researchers Michael Thackeray (left) and Khalil Amine, along with others at Argonne, co-developed battery materials that improve battery range and reliability, while simultaneously improving safety and reducing manufacturing cost. Click to enlarge.
Argonne battery technology confirmed by U.S. Patent Office

The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory is pleased to announce that after a careful reexamination of the relevant prior patents and publications, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has confirmed the novelty of U.S. Patent 6,677,082.

January 29, 2014
On Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne and Fermi national laboratories will sponsor their inaugural joint business fair: “Doing Business with Argonne and Fermi National Laboratories.” To view a larger version of the image, click on it.
Argonne, Fermi national laboratories to welcome local businesses Aug. 21

Argonne and Fermi national laboratories sponsor their inaugural joint business fair: “Doing Business with Argonne and Fermi National Laboratories.”

August 15, 2013
Jeff Elam (left) and Anil Mane’s work in nanocomposite charge drain coatings represents a significant breakthrough in Argonne's efforts to develop microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS. To view a larger version of the image, click on it.
Argonne claims four 2013 R&D 100 Awards

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.

July 8, 2013
CalBattery has worked with Argonne for more than a year under a Work for Others agreement to develop the technology under the Department of Energy's Startup America program, which is part of a White House initiative to inspire and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship.
Argonne and CalBattery strike deal for silicon-graphene anode material

Argonne and California Lithium Battery, Inc., a Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator portfolio company, announced that they have signed a licensing agreement for an Argonne-developed, silicon-graphene composite anode material for high-energy lithium batteries.

February 25, 2013
Evigia Systems and Argonne announced today that they have finalized a licensing agreement.
Argonne, Evigia finalize licensing agreement for next-gen RFID sensor technology

Evigia Systems and Argonne announced today that they have finalized a licensing agreement.

July 16, 2012
Argonne materials scientist and distinguished fellow Ali Erdemir’s R&D 100 award recognizes an ultra-fast large-scale boriding process he developed. The process increases the durability and hardness of mechanical components.
Argonne wins four R&D 100 Awards

Four technologies developed by researchers at Argonne have received this year’s R&D 100 awards. The awards, organized by R&D magazine, are widely considered to be the "Oscars of Innovation."

June 20, 2012
Western Lithium USA Corporation site.
Argonne, Western Lithium to develop lithium carbonate for multiple battery applications

Western Lithium USA Corporation is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Argonne National Laboratory as a step toward the commercialization of lithium carbonate from the Company’s Kings Valley Lithium Project located in Humboldt County, Nevada, USA.

October 5, 2011
Argonne Distinguished Fellow Orlando Auciello is a six-time winner of an R&D 100 Award. The award has been given since 1963 by R&D Magazine for the top high technology innovations of the year.
Argonne wins four 'Oscars of Innovation' from R&D Magazine

Four technologies developed by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have won R&D 100 awards.

June 22, 2011
A T-shaped battery replica (left) is positioned near a Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle. Argonne National Laboratory and LG Chem, Ltd., announced today that they have reached a licensing agreement to make and use Argonne's patented cathode material technology in lithium-ion battery cells. The technology is in the battery cell that is powering the Volt. Photo courtesy General Motors.
LG Chem, Argonne sign licensing deal to make, commercialize advanced battery material

Argonne National Laboratory and LG Chem, Ltd., announced today that they have reached a licensing agreement to make and use Argonne's patented cathode material technology in lithium-ion battery cells.

January 6, 2011
GE acquires Argonne-UChicago start-up SmartSignal

GE Intelligent Platforms has purchased SmartSignal, a company started by the University of Chicago based on technology developed at Argonne National Laboratory.

January 6, 2011