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Zeta Energy awarded a grant to commercialize battery technology

The VTO program was created to accelerate the development of mobility solutions that extend EV range while alleviating supply chain concerns.

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DOE invests in rare earth material extraction from coal waste

Studies will develop economically viable processes to extract and separate rare earth elements from mining waste.

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US DOE, Stellantis launch ‘Battery Workforce Challenge’

The DOE says the competition will develop a highly skilled domestic EV battery workforce.

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DOE puts another $48M toward improving America’s power grid

This effort aims to better control grid power flow to avoid outages, which costs the economy $150 billion annually.

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DOE awards millions for next-gen EV battery development

Projects in the program aim to expand domestic EV adoption by developing batteries that last longer and charge faster.

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Can federal cash rein in EV range, cost, recycling concerns?

The whole EV landscape is getting an adoption boost courtesy of government incentives out the wazoo. But is it enough?

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DOE puts $74M toward 10 EV battery recycling projects

The federal government, through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has announced nearly $74 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for 10 projects to advance technologies and processes for electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling and reuse. This administration says that since Biden took office, more than 1.2 million EVs have been sold in

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DOE provides $8M to integrate solar energy with farming

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated $8 million for six solar energy research projects across six states and the District of Columbia that will provide new economic opportunities for farmers, rural communities, and the solar industry. The funding supports agrivoltaics—the co-location of agricultural production and solar energy generation on the same land—and aims

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DOE to loan GM $2.5B to build three Ultium battery cell facilities

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), through its Loan Programs Office (LPO), has announced the closing of a $2.5 billion loan to Ultium Cells LLC to help finance the construction of new lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Tennessee and Michigan. Ultium Cells, a joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solution, will

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DOE puts another $13B toward modernizing, expanding U.S. power grid

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $13 billion in new financing opportunities for the expansion and modernization of the nation’s electric grid. The Grid Resilience Innovative Partnership (GRIP) program and the Transmission Facilitation Program together represent the largest single direct federal investment in critical transmission and distribution infrastructure and one of the first

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New battery material gets better performance from charging

Over the last decade, advances in research and development have led to more efficient lithium-ion batteries. Yet, significant shortcomings remain. One challenge is the need for faster charging, which can help speed the adoption of electric vehicles. A research team led by Boise State University and the University of California San Diego has used resources

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DOE announces $96M to advance clean vehicle technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $96 million funding opportunity to support decarbonizing the domestic transportation sector. The funding will focus on expanding electric vehicle (EV) charging accessibility, creating cleaner non-road vehicles through electrification and the use of alternative fuels, and developing electric drive components and materials to maximize EV efficiency and affordability.

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