Lemont’s Argonne National Laboratory and their partner institutions will receive $120 million from the U.S. Department of Energy. The funding renews the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), a Department of Energy project devoted to battery science and technology led by Argonne.
Congressman Randy Hultgren of northern Illinois is a member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. He says research into energy storage is key in making renewable energy sources more accessible.
“That’s our biggest challenge right now in renewables, is the storage issue. So this is really important I really do believe. They’re having significant breakthroughs already, but this continued funding will make sure that we’ll be able to complete that work.”
The republican is a member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. He says research into energy storage is important in making renewable energy sources more accessible.
“I think it’s important that America continue to lead on many important scientific fields. And so not only does this impact other laboratories and other universities, but literally the world is watching, and the world is excited of new discoveries that’s gonna come out of JCESR.”
The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research will receive the funding over a period of 5 years.