Energy Storage Grand Challenge

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The vision for the Energy Storage Grand Challenge is to create and sustain global leadership in energy storage utilization and exports, with a secure domestic manufacturing supply chain that does not depend on foreign sources of critical materials. Leveraging resource from across all of the Energy Department, the Grand Challenge builds on the $158 million Advanced Energy Storage Initiative announced in President Trump's Fiscal Year 2020 budget request. 

Recent News

Department of Energy Critical Materials Institute Selects Four Projects to Support Critical Materials Supply Chain Innovation
DOE’s Critical Materials Institute announced selections totaling up to $4 million for four research and development projects.
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U.S. Department of Energy Provides $65 Million for ‘Connected Communities’ of Buildings Powered to Transform Electric System
DOE announces up to $65 million through its Connected Communities FOA to expand DOE's network of efficient building communities nationwide.
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DOE Announces $24 Million for Commercial Scaling of Battery and Methane Detection Technologies
This funding is part of the Seeding Critical Advances for Leading Energy technologies with Untapped Potential (SCALEUP) program.
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Energy Department Selects National Laboratories to Establish Industry Partnerships for Battery Manufacturing Innovation
EERE's AMO and VTO have selected 6 national labs to establish public-private partnerships that address engineering challenges for advanced batteries
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America’s Abundance of Energy Resources Will Realize Their Potential At PNNL
Under the Trump Administration, the Department of Energy (DOE) is committed to pursuing a true “all-of-the-above” energy agenda.
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Secretary Brouillette Announces ARIES — a Visionary Energy Research Platform
Secretary Brouillette announced the launch of the Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems platform at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
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Department of Energy Selects 5 Projects to Receive up to $28 Million for Geothermal Energy Research
DOE announces five projects will receive up to $28 million to promote the advancement of the next generation of geothermal energy technologies.
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Energy Department Announces Approximately $64M in Funding for 18 Projects to Advance H2@Scale
The Department of Energy announces approximately $64 million in Fiscal Year 2020 funding for 18 projects that will support the H2@Scale vision.
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DOE Invests $118 Million in 21st Century Technologies for Carbon-Neutral Electricity and Hydrogen Produced from Coal
Today the U.S. Department of Energy announced $118 million in federal funding to support the Coal FIRST Initiative.
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