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Green Car Congress describes how GM researchers demonstrated hierarchical electrode architectures for high energy lithium-chalcogen rechargeable batteries. PNNL is a collaborator in this work. 12.17.18 

Daily Energy Insider reports on the upcoming construction by Energy Northwest of an energy storage system. PNNL helped identify and propose best-value path to meet clean energy goals. 10.29.18 

American Public Power Association reports on Energy Northwest's commitment to building an energy storage system. PNNL will help monitor and analyze data to develop improved battery designs and tools. 10.29.18 

Fire Newsfeed outlines Energy Northwest's effort to invest in alternative energy, and cites PNNL as key to providing business and technology consultation throughout the process. 10.28.18 

Solar Industry reports on Energy Northwest's plans to move forward with a 5 MW solar-plus-storage facility. PNNL will help monitor and analyze the data. 10.26.18 

The Tri-City Herald reports that Energy Northwest is moving forward with a 20-acre solar project, in which PNNL will help monitor and analyze data. 10.25.18 

Mobile Herald describes a study by PNNL that states electric vehicle driving range could be doubled. 10.13.18 

The Star reports on the Chinese scientists claim of a solution to lithium phone batteries dying or catching fire, and cites a recent PNNL development of a new electrolyte. 10.10.18 reports on a new electrolyte developed by PNNL that helps address safety as well as performance issues posed by lithium metal batteries. 9.27.18 

Northrop Grumman mentions PNNL's vanadium redox flow battery technology that was matured in 2011, in an article on how energy storage technology is helping renew and stabilize the electric grid. 9.11.18 

Science Trends highlights PNNL's new approach for high energy density Li-ion batteries.  8.13.18 

Technical Progress reports on how PNNL researchers demonstrated a small lithium-metal battery can recharge about seven times more than batteries with conventional electrolytes. 8.7.18 reports on the delivery of a vanadium redox flow battery by CellCube to the University of Calgary. The vanadium electrolyte was developed by PNNL and licensed by Pure Vanadium Corp, a subsidiary of CellCube. 7.16.18 

JWN Energy reports on CellCube's delivery of a vanadium redox flow battery to the University of Calgary.  CellCube's subsidiary, Pure Vanadium Corp., licensed PNNL's vanadium electrolyte technology.  7/16/18 

EE Online announces the acquistion by CellCube Energy Storage Systems of Pure Vanadium Corp., which licensed PNNL's vanadium electrolyte capability. 7.6.18

BusinessPress24 reports on the acquisition by CellCube Energy Storage Systems of Pure Vanadium Corp., which is involved in the development of vanadium electrolyte (VE) formulations for gird-scale electrical storage batteries.  Pure holds licenses from PNNL for the production and sale of VE. 7.5.18 

Stockwatch reports on Cellcube Energy Storage Systems acquisition of Pure Vanadium Corp., which holds licenses from PNNL for production and sales of vanadium electrolyte formulations. 7.5.18 

Design News quotes PNNL energy storage expert Vincent Sprenkle on how flow batteries may offer a superior to lithium ion technology for stationary grid support energy storage. 6.27.18 

Energy Storage Publishing describes PNNL's development of a new compound for redox flow batteries. 6.15.18  

Science and Technology Research News discusses PNNL research on a pharmaceutical material that shows promise for better grid-scale batteries. 6.7.18 

TechXplore reports on PNNL's discovery of a pharmaceutical material that shows promise for better grid-scale batteries.  6.5.18  

The World Industrial Reporter discusses how redox flow batteries find an ally in phenazine, thanks to PNNL research. 6.5.18 

Investing News reports that Golden Share Resources has achieved satisfactory results of its first trial of vanadium redox flow battery using a PNNL-developed vanadium electrolyte. 6.5.18

Stockhead published an article describing how PNNL scientists figured out how to make lithium batteries stop catching fire -- and last longer. 6.5.18 

C&E News reports that PNNL led development of a fire-retardant electrolyte that could usher in practical lithium metal batteries. 6.4.18  

PNNL’s Vince Sprenkle quoted in article about the need to find a replacement for lithium, the prices of which have tripled in the past three years.  5.25.18

Design News discusses a discovery by Penn State and PNNL of a sodium-based material that can be used as a safer, more environmentally friendly electrolyte for batteries. 04.30.18

The Tri-City Herald published a column by PNNL Director Steve Ashby that discusses the Lab’s work on battery innovations. 04.28.18

Penn State News reports that the university and PNNL discovered a material that can be used as an electrolyte in solid-state batteries. 04.10.18

The Green Optimistic discusses PNNL's new electric vehicle battery – 7 times longer lifespan, 2 – 3 times longer range. 04.02.18

Transportation Today reports on PNNL's discovery that salt concentration in lithium-metal batteries can affect the battery's charge. 04.02.18

EcoWatch reports on how PNNL researchers are increasing EV drive time. 03.28.18

Green Car Congress discusses new localized high-concentration electrolyte for high-voltage lithium-ion batteries. Technology developed by PNNL. 03.27.18

Electronics 360 talks about how new battery research at PNNL could double the range of electric vehicles. 03.27.18

DOE Science News Source reports on PNNL research that could double the driving range for electric vehicles. 03.27.18

Nick Zheng and Chris Builbaud: Vanadium Flow Batteries Need an Elon Musk. PNNL cited for its partnership with Golden Share Resources to develop novel vanadium-based solid-state battery technologies. 03.15.18

Investing news published an interview and video Q&A with a head of a company that PNNL licensed solid state vanadium battery technology to — Golden Share Resources. PNNL’s technology was discussed throughout. 03.15.18

Daily Energy Insider reports on PNNL's role in developing the International Coalition for Energy Storage and Innovation. 03.14.18

WSU News featured an article on their sodium battery research, where they partnered with PNNL to provide a cheap, effective lithium alternative. 02.09.18

Energy Storage Journal reports on that a Golden Share Resources Corp., a Canadian mining company, has teamed with PNNL to research and further develop vanadium technologies including solid-state batteries, with PNNL further advancing its high energy density vanadium redox flow battery. 02.08.18

Yahoo! News picked up an original Geekwire story on the formation of a joint institute between PNNL and UW focused on the science of making new materials. 02.02.18


IEEE Spectrum published a story on how PNNL-developed vanadium redox-flow batteries have become competitive for grid-scale energy storage. 10.26.17

InsideEVs reported that the PNNL-led Battery500 consortium has granted funding to 15 new battery technology projects. 08.27.17

iConnect07 noted PNNL collaborated with Argonne National Laboratory to develop a non-aqueous flow battery for grid energy storage. 08.15.17

ChargedEVs reported 15 new energy storage projects have been awarded funding through the PNNL-led Battery500 consortium. 08.11.17

CleanTechnica reported $5.7 million in funding has been awarded for next-generation energy storage research through the PNNL-led Battery 500 energy storage consortium. 08.07.17

The Idaho Statesman reported that PNNL is developing grid energy storage in a story about the future of the Snake River dams and other Northwest electricity infrastructure. The Tri-City Herald and the Bellingham Herald reposted the story. 08.04.17

Chemical & Engineering News interviewed PNNL's Chongmin Wang as an outside expert for a story on a new way to image lithium ions. 08.03.17

Green Car Congress reported that 15 energy storage projects were awarded nearly $6 million in DOE funding through the PNNL-led Battery500 consortium. 07.21.17

The Guardian quoted PNNL’s Jun Liu in a story about research and development into advanced batteries for electric vehicles. 07.19.17 blogged about DOE providing funding for 15 “seedling” projects as part of the PNNL-led Battery500 consortium’s goal to more than double the specific energy of lithium batteries. 07.12.17

Pacific Business News reported PNNL licensee UniEnergy Technologies will be installing one of its vanadium redox flow batteries, which are based on a PNNL electrolyte, near the Kona, Hawaii airport. 06.23.17

An blog post reported that PNNL and UniEnergy Technologies were recognized with a 2017 Green Chemistry Challenge Award for advancing energy storage. 06.13.17

The National Law Review, The Chemical Engineer, and others reported PNNL licensee UniEnergy Technologies was among the winners of the 2017 EPA Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for its vanadium redox flow battery, which is based on a PNNL electrolyte. 06.12.17

The Tri-City Herald, Herald of Everett, Chemical & Engineering News, and the Mulkiteo Beacon reported that PNNL licensee UniEnergy Technologies, whose vanadium redox flow battery is based on PNNL technology, received an EPA Green Chemistry Challenge Award. 06.09.17

Green Car Congress reported that PNNL and Sandia significantly improved the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries. 05.02.17

Green Car Congress reported that researchers from PNNL and General Motors have developed a design principle for stable, high-capacity lithium-ion battery anodes made with silicon. 04.28.17

Ars Technica and Energy Storage News reported that PNNL’s electrolyte chemistry is used in UniEnergy Technologies’ vanadium flow battery, which was recently installed as the world’s largest containerized flow battery. 04.06.17

North American Clean Energy, Penn Energy, and The Herald of Everett, Wash., reported that a vanadium flow battery based on PNNL electrolyte chemistry was installed at a Snohomish PUD substation as part of a Washington state-funded energy storage project. 03.30.17

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