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The Federal Consortium for Advanced Batteries (FCAB) brings together Federal agencies that are interested in ensuring a domestic supply of lithium batteries and are committed to accelerating the development of a robust and secure domestic industrial base.

The FCAB encourages cooperation and coordination across the U.S. Government agencies’ advanced battery efforts and seeks to develop a healthy domestic ecosystem. The consortium is led by the Departments of Energy, Defense, Commerce, and State and includes many organizations across the government.

Download the PRE-APPLICATION BATTERY TEST MANUAL, developed by FCAB, which defines a series of tests to characterize performance and life behavior for advanced batteries.   

By providing federal sponsors and battery end users more common sets of data for pre-application purposes, the manual aims to facilitate and accelerate technology transfer of key concepts related to cell design, materials development and innovations in other areas related to advanced batteries.

The ​​​Building Resilient Supply Chains, Revitalizing American Manufacturing, and Fostering Broad-Based Growth 100-Day Reviews under Executive Order 14017 report assesses supply chain vulnerabilities and provides recommendations across four key products including high-capacity batteries.

Download the NATIONAL BLUEPRINT FOR LITHIUM BATTERIES 2021–2030, developed by FCAB, which lays out a holistic approach to accelerate the development of a robust, secure, and healthy domestic research and industrial base for lithium based batteries.   

The blueprint lays out five critical goals and key actions to guide federal agency collaboration to secure the nation’s long-term economic competitiveness and create good-paying jobs for American workers, while supporting the Biden Administration’s decarbonization goals.

Learn more about FCAB, download the FCAB fact sheet.

For more information contact:  VTO@ee.doe.gov