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New Collaborative Emerges to Help Advance Energy Storage
PNNL provides leadership for timely deployment of safe energy storage technology
December 2018
Liu Honored for Individual Lifetime Achievement in Science and Technology
Recognized for impact in nanoscience, materials research, and energy storage
October 2018
Stopping Fires before They Start: How a Salty Solution is Giving Lithium Metal Batteries a Safety Check
Researchers gain traction in bringing high-performing batteries to their full potential
September 2018
Pharmaceutical Material Shows Promise for Better Grid-Scale Batteries
PNNL develops new phenazine-based compound for redox flow batteries
July 2018
"Hot" New Cathode Finding Could Boost Battery Performance
Research opens up new possible designs for advanced battery cathodes needed for electric cars
June 2018
Liu Receives DOE Distinguished Achievement Award
Recognized for world-class leadership of the Battery500 Consortium
June 2018
Distributed Energy Resources and Energy Storage Systems:
PNNL Energy Researchers Develop Economic Framework for a Changing Energy Infrastructure
June 2018
Energy Storage Seminar Brings Together Western Regulatory Agencies
Participant feedback will help design future research for DOE's Energy Storage Program
February 2018
PNNL to Provide Energy Storage Expertise to Nevada
DOE-stewarded lab to contribute to study that investigates, establishes utility energy storage targets
February 2018
Virden, Liu Spark Interest in Energy Storage at International Conference
PNNL speakers' separate keynote presentations examined various challenges and progress in battery development
February 2018
PNNL to Host DOE Forum on Energy Storage Safety and Reliability
Event anticipated to bring together 120 participants from energy storage community
January 2018
Energy Transmission Gets a Boost with National Grid Collaboration
Two powerhouses join forces to deliver the nation's clean, reliable, and affordable energy future
January 2018


PNNL to Represent at International Energy Storage and Innovation Meeting
Researchers part of coalition that will address global energy storage challenges
December 2017
Go with the Flow: Redox Material Investigated for Non-Aqueous Flow Batteries
Research team also develops promising spectroscopy approach to address battery chemistry and design challenges
December 2017
Four Energy Storage Experts Named to Highly Cited Researchers List
PNNL has produced nearly 400 energy storage journal publications, 45 patents since 2009
December 2017
Sprenkle Discusses PNNL Energy Storage Research with U.S. Senate
Hearing examines status of energy storage research, provides understanding of future needs
December 2017
Seeing the Forest and the Trees to Find Parasitic Reactions that Lead to Battery Failure
Atomic and mesoscale understanding of the formation of a troubling layer offers insights into ways to create a better battery
June 2017


Energy Storage Expert Among Most Influential Scientists
Jun Liu named in top 1 percent of citations in the areas of chemistry and materials science
December 2016
PNNL Economist Elected President of Economics Conference
Patrick Balducci chosen to lead Pacific Northwest Regional Economics Conference
October 2016
Xiaoliang Wei Wins Early Career Achievement Award
Scientist Recognized for Redox Flow Battery Work
October 2016
Guide for Documentation and Validation of Energy Storage System Safety
New compliance guide helps ensure timely deployment of safe energy storage systems
September 2016
PNNL-Led Campus Project Expands to Multiple Buildings
Experiment deployment and results, and partner progress on energy storage and solar activities, mark strong first phase
September 2016
Two PNNL Scientists Elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences
WSAS elects Suresh Baskaran and Jun Liu for scientific leadership
August 2016
Sealing the Deal: Two-Layered Seal Extends Shelf Life of Micro-Battery
Better-encapsulated battery used to power tiny tags that track fish movement
July 2016
DOE's Patricia Hoffman Keynotes Energy Storage Symposium at PNNL
Experts convene to discuss future of energy storage and battery technology
June 2016
Inventor of the Year Named by PNNL
Pathway to Excellence event acknowledges advancements made by PNNL researchers
April 2016
Lithium Hoarding Behind Failure of Promising New Battery
New study shows how the choice of electrolyte can cause high-capacity batteries to quickly fade
March 2016
Low Temperature Battery Design Shows Promise for Grid Energy Storage
New design lowers cost, improves system stability
March 2016


New Flow Battery to Cut Energy Storage Costs
PNNL organic battery will be 60% cheaper than standard vanadium flow battery
December 2015
Three New Technologies for Cleaner Energy
PNNL leads one ARPA-E project, collaborates on two others
December 2015
Connected Campuses to Test Transactive Energy
PNNL partners with Washington State's two biggest universities to advance smart grid efforts
November 2015
PNNL Research Featured in Special Issue Exploring Lithium Sulfur Battery Technology
Enables "apples to apples" comparisons of the various Li-S batteries for specific research and market applications
September 2015

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