## Latest Stories

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DECEMBER 13, 2021
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### New Molecule Design Boosts Performance of Electrolyte for Redox Flow Batteries

PNNL scientists partnered with colleagues at the University of Akron to create a new molecule that could substantially improve the electrochemical stability of redox flow batteries.
DECEMBER 9, 2021
Web Feature

The Battery500 Consortium, led by PNNL, has been awarded $75 million for advancing battery technologies over the next five years. OCTOBER 5, 2021 News Release ### Silicon Anodes Muscle in on Battery Technology One effort toward better batteries for electric vehicles is hitting overdrive, thanks to new findings about the desirable silicon anode. JUNE 30, 2021 Web Feature ### Hydrogen Energy Storage at Your Service PNNL’s new Hydrogen Energy Storage Evaluation Tool allows users to examine multiple energy delivery pathways and grid applications to maximize benefits. JUNE 28, 2021 News Release ### Longer-Lived Lithium-Metal Battery Marks Step Forward for Electric Vehicles Researchers have increased the lifetime of a promising electric vehicle battery to a record level. APRIL 13, 2021 News Release ### Houston Partnership Selected to Design, Construct New$75 Million Grid Storage Launchpad at PNNL

New facility will accelerate energy storage innovation, increase clean energy adoption and grid resilience.
MARCH 10, 2021
News Release

### Design, Construction to Begin on \$75 Million Grid Energy Storage Research Facility

New facility that will accelerate energy storage innovation and make the nation’s power grid more resilient, secure and flexible has been given the green light to proceed by the U.S. Department of Energy.
FEBRUARY 17, 2021
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### Electrolyte 'Boost' Improves Performance of Aqueous Dual-ion Batteries

PNNL formulated a new type of dual-ion cell chemistry that uses a zinc anode and a natural graphite cathode in an aqueous—or “water-in-bisalt”—electrolyte.
JANUARY 28, 2021
Web Feature

### Shining a Light Source on Batteries

A research effort under the PNNL-led Battery500 Consortium solved a longtime debate surrounding a structure in lithium-metal battery anodes.
JANUARY 8, 2021
Web Feature

### Battery Up: PNNL Runs the Bases with Industry, Academia to Boost Batteries

Through two U.S. Department of Energy funding calls awarded in 2020, PNNL is partnering with industry and academia to advance battery materials and processes.
DECEMBER 10, 2020
News Release

### Single-Crystal Technology Holds Promise for Next-Generation Lithium-Ion Batteries

Scientists have created a single-crystal, nickel-rich cathode that is hardier and more efficient than before—important progress on the road to better lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles.
JULY 9, 2020
Web Feature

### Building a Better Battery—Faster

Researchers at PNNL have developed a software tool that helps universities, small business, and corporate developers to design better batteries with new materials that hold more energy.
JUNE 10, 2020
Web Feature

### The Quest for a Viable Sodium Battery

PNNL and WSU researchers have improved the performance and life cycle of sodium-ion battery technology to narrow the gap with some lithium-ion batteries.
APRIL 28, 2020
News Release

### A Leap in Using Silicon for Battery Anodes

Researchers at PNNL have come up with a novel way to use silicon as an energy storage ingredient, replacing the graphite in electrodes. Silicon can hold 10 times the electrical charge per gram, but it comes with problems of its own.
FEBRUARY 5, 2020
News Release

Scientists have witnessed the formation of the solid-electrolyte interphase, a critical component in lithium-ion batteries.
OCTOBER 14, 2019
News Release

### Scientists Pinpoint Cause of Harmful Dendrites and Whiskers in Lithium Batteries

Scientists have uncovered a root cause of the growth of needle-like structures—known as dendrites and whiskers—that plague lithium batteries, sometimes causing a short circuit, failure, or even a fire.
OCTOBER 4, 2019
Web Feature

### Scientists Widen the Temperature Range for Electric Car Batteries

PNNL researchers have created a chemical cocktail that could help electric cars power their way through extreme temperatures where current lithium-ion batteries don’t operate as efficiently as needed.
JULY 23, 2019
Web Feature

### Molecular Mayhem at Root of Battery Breakdown

PNNL researchers demonstrate how the excitation of oxygen atoms that contributes to better performance of a lithium-ion battery also triggers a process that leads to damage, explaining a phenomenon that has been a mystery to scientists.