Illinois scientists set ambitious goals for battery development. How has the effort fared?
About 10 years ago, a new hub for green energy innovation was announced in Illinois, and the scientists there set themselves an ambitious goal of creating batteries that were "five times more powerful, five times cheaper, within five years."
Much has changed in battery technology since then, so The 21st invited two of the researchers to update us on where the we stand in the endeavor to improve battery technology.
To read about the start of Illinois' "battery moonshot," click here.
Deputy Director, Research and Development • Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) | Argonne Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science (ACCESS) | Argonne National Laboratory (Lemont, Illinois)
Professor and Grainger Distinguished Chair in Engineering, Director of Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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