DOE Invests Millions in Battery Research

This grant, distributed over five years, should improve both electric-powered transportation and sustainable energy usage.

During the next five years, the U.S. Department of Energy will be pouring $120 million into the most advanced energy storage research program in the country. This newly created program, the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), is working to improve battery technology.

This battery and energy storage hub will be striving to increase battery power used in both transportation needs and electrical grids. With an increase in battery storage capabilities, vehicles can go farther on less gas or even through being electorally charged. The research done through this grant will strive to use this electric technology on a full scale.

In terms of electric grids, storage improvements will allow energy to be stored from renewable resources like wind and solar power.

"The new Hub will integrate efforts at several successful independent research programs into a larger, coordinated effort designed to push the limits on battery advances," DOE said in a statement on its website. "In all, JCESR will combine the R&D firepower of five DOE national laboratories, five universities and four private firms in an effort aimed at achieving revolutionary advances in battery performance."

More information about the hub can be found on DOE's website.

Download Center

  • Safety Metrics Guide

    Is your company leveraging its safety data and analytics to maintain a safe workplace? With so much data available, where do you start? This downloadable guide will give you insight on helpful key performance indicators (KPIs) you should track for your safety program.

  • Job Hazard Analysis Guide

    This guide includes details on how to conduct a thorough Job Hazard Analysis, and it's based directly on an OSHA publication for conducting JHAs. Learn how to identify potential hazards associated with each task of a job and set controls to mitigate hazard risks.

  • A Guide to Practicing “New Safety”

    Learn from safety professionals from around the world as they share their perspectives on various “new views” of safety, including Safety Differently, Safety-II, No Safety, Human and Organizational Performance (HOP), Resilience Engineering, and more in this helpful guide.

  • Lone Worker Safety Guide

    As organizations digitalize and remote operations become more commonplace, the number of lone workers is on the rise. These employees are at increased risk for unaddressed workplace accidents or emergencies. This guide was created to help employers better understand common lone worker risks and solutions for lone worker risk mitigation and incident prevention.

  • EHS Software Buyer's Guide

    Learn the keys to staying organized, staying sharp, and staying one step ahead on all things safety. This buyer’s guide is designed for you to use in your search for the safety management solution that best suits your company’s needs.

  • Vector Solutions

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - June 2022

    June 2022

    Featuring:

    • SAFETY CULTURE
      Corporate Safety Culture Is Workplace Culture
    • HEAT STRESS
      Keeping Workers Safe from Heat-Related Illnesses & Injuries
    • EMPLOYEE HEALTH SCREENING
      Should Employers Consider Oral Fluid Drug Testing?
    • PPE FOR WOMEN
      Addressing Physical Differences
    View This Issue