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    Official: These safer batteries could lead to cheaper EVs that go 240 miles per charge

    The US Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-e) agency is shooting for some sort of electric-vehicle battery nirvana with a plan/wish/dream to develop safer, cheaper batteries that not only offer a longer single-charge range but that can also double as crumple zones. What's next, peace ...

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    GM, Argonne detail new agreement for better, safer and cheaper batteries

    General Motors, LG Chem and the Argonne National Lab have shared a bit more information about their new advanced battery technology licensing deal, including why it could make future GM electric cars better, safer and cheaper. The main potential benefit of this technology is new batteries with ...

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    GM, Argonne sign expanded licensing deal for "advanced battery chemistry"

    Whether you want to use your Chevy Volt's batteries to drive without burning any gas or to charge your phone, a better battery is going to be a good thing. And General Motors would like to provide you with that battery, which is why it has sign a licensing deal with the DOE's Argonne National ...

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    Don't put gasoline in your diesel engine, unless you work at Argonne

    What do you get when you cross a diesel engine with its gasoline counterpart? If Steve Ciatti (pictured), a mechanical engineer at Argonne National Laboratory has anything to say about it, it'd be an offspring that is genetically superior to its parents. Taking the best features of diesel engines ...

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    Well-to-wheel emissions of plug-in-hybrids will be all over the map

    Ford Escape plug-in hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    One of the major benefits of plug-in vehicles is the ability to operate without any direct emissions while also diversifying the possible energy sources used for transportation. Unfortunately, that also means that unless ...

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    Study: The future of electric vehicles could ride on lithium-air batteries

    Judging by the table shown above, lithium-air (Li/O2) batteries appear to be quite remarkable, on paper at least. But what can we really expect from this new advanced battery technology? Well Argonne National Laboratory has started researching and testing lithium-air batteries in earnest and ...

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    SAE 2010: Argonne Lab director says battery electrics still not ready for mainstream

    Don Hillebrand understands electric vehicles and their benefits and limitations. As the director of the Center for Transportation Research at the Argonne National Laboratory, he has done plenty of testing on all kinds of alternative drive vehicles. Speaking to the Society of Automotive Engineers ...

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    IBM gets 24M hours of supercomputing time to work on lithium air batteries

    The United States Department of Energy has granted IBM 24 million hours of computing time on the supercomputers at the Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories. The reason? Research on lithium air batteries. Lithium air batteries hold a lot of potential for dramatically increasing energy density ...

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    Argonne finds a way to recycle more of your junked car, Recupyl will recycle batteries in Michigan

    Auto recycling in the U.S. – Click above to watch the video after the break
    When automobiles are done running, they are often sent to the junkyard. There, parts are stripped for a while and then the hunks of metal and other materials are sent through the recycling process. In the U.S., 12 ...

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    VIDEO: Argonne National Lab developing Omnivorous Engine

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    Gasoline, ethanol, methanol, butanol, natural gas... there are a ton of choices when deciding on what fuel is best suited for automotive use, and each of them offer at least some reason to recommend them over another. Which to choose? Here's a better ...

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    Universities in Kentucky partner with Argonne National Lab for battery research

    Today, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville and Argonne National Laboratory have announced a partnership to develop advanced battery technology for automotive use. There's no doubt that most of the biggest hurdles to overcome before electric ...

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    A Voltron for lithium batteries? 14 companies, Argonne National Lab join forces

    Perhaps a flock-like approach to building lithium batteries for vehicles is what it'll take. A new alliance has been formed between the Argonne National Laboratory and 14 US companies to try and "perfect" li-ion batteries for cars, the lab announced this week. The alliance, called The National ...

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    U.S. taxpayer-funded battery technology licensed to Japanese company for Canadian production

    My friend Lou Ann Hammond sat down with Don Hillebrand of the Argonne National Lab following last week's unveiling of the Chevy Volt. Argonne has developed some very promising lithium ion battery chemistry. The work done at Argonne is funded in large part by the U.S. Department of Energy, which can ...

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    BMW's hydrogen V12 engine: only a fraction of SULEV emissions levels

    There are many hurdles standing in the way of hydrogen becoming widespread as an energy carrier for our vehicles, either by the direct burning of it in internal combustion engines or in fuel cells. Very few hydrogen refueling centers exist today, and the gas is difficult to capture, transport and ...

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    Argonne National lab develops new catalyst for steam reformation

    A research team at Argonne national lab has developed a new type of catalyst for use in steam reformation of natural gas that produces hydrogen. The new nickel-based catalyst has the metal grains in small particles spread out more evenly over the metal oxide substrate rather than the large clumps ...

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    EDTA Conference: Who Killed the Plug-in Hybrid?

    AutoblogGreen readers got a preview of Don Hillebrand's Thursday speech at the EDTA Conference on Wednesday. Hillebrand, director of the Center for Transportation Research at Argonne National Laboratory, had his presentation set and ready to go when I spoke with him early in the week, but by the ...

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    Argonne National Lab develops materials that could drastically lower the cost of new fuels

    Scientists at the Argonne National Lab operated by the Department of Energy have developed new metal alloys that could drastically reduce the cost of producing new fuels, like hydrogen. Currently production equipment used to produce fuels like hydrogen, methanol and ammonia are subject to a form of ...


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