Energy & Green Tech

Energy Department awards $74M for battery recycling, reuse

The Energy Department on Wednesday awarded nearly $74 million from the bipartisan infrastructure law for 10 projects to advance recycling and reuse of batteries for electric vehicles and other purposes.

Engineering

Putting the brakes on lithium-ion batteries to prevent fires

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are used to power everything from smart watches to electric vehicles, thanks to the large amounts of energy they can store in small spaces. When overheated, however, they're prone to catching ...

Energy & Green Tech

EXPLAINER: Bikes, batteries and blazes spark concern in NYC

A weekend fire that injured over three dozen people—and forced firefighters to use ropes to pluck people from a 20th-story window—is drawing attention to a rising concern in New York City: battery fires that can arise ...

Energy & Green Tech

New reports document America's clean energy supply chains

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) acted as lead authors on five reports in a larger series designed to strengthen America's clean energy supply chains. The following ...

Engineering

New materials could enable longer-lasting implantable batteries

For the last few decades, battery research has largely focused on rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, which are used in everything from electric cars to portable electronics and have improved dramatically in terms of affordability ...

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