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Team Led by Argonne National Lab Selected as DOE's Batteries and Energy Storage Hub

(November 2012)

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is part of a team led by Argonne National Laboratory that will receive $120 million from the Department of Energy to establish a new batteries and energy storage research hub called the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, or JCESR. PNNL will receive $15 million over five years. The announcement was made on November 30 by DOE.

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Yuehe Lin Elected Fellow at Royal Society of Chemistry

(October 2012)

Congratulations to Dr. Yuehe Lin at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on being appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK . The honor is given to researchers who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of chemical science.

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Agreement will lead to commercialization of batteries for renewable energy storage

(October 2012)

A Washington state firm with a 27,000 square feet manufacturing and design facility in Mukilteo has signed a license agreement with Battelle, which operates Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, to further develop and commercialize a type of advanced battery that holds promise for storing large amounts of renewable energy and providing greater stability to the energy grid.The agreement with UniEnergy Technologies LLC is intended to advance and commercialize "redox flow" battery technology.


Team Wins 2012 Innovation Award

(August 2012)

Congratulations to the team from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Hummingbird Scientific on receiving a Microscopy Today 2012 Innovation Award. The award honors groundbreaking imaging products and methods. The honorees are Jun Liu, Chongmin Wang, Don Baer, Suntharampillai (Theva) Thevuthasan, Wu Xu and Jiguang (Jason) Zhang from PNNL; and Daan Hein Alsem and Norman Salmon from Hummingbird Scientific.

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Teaming, Integration Lead to R&D 100 Award

(June 2012)

Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Vorbeck Materials Corporation, and Princeton University are among a team that will receive a 2012 R&D 100 Award for developing a nanocomposite material incorporating graphene that greatly improves the performance of lithium batteries. They have also created the methods for applying them to the batteries. The award, given by R&D Magazine, recognizes the year's 100 most significant scientific and technological products or advances.

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