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Batteries: A Hidden Key to Climate Solutions

  • November 30, 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont OR Online

Argonne National Laboratory invites you to attend the next installment of the OutLoud Lecture Series.

It is being held as a hybrid event. You can attend in person or virtually.

When Hurricane Ian recently hit Florida’s southwestern coastline, many residents lost electricity, but one town did not. The community of Babcock Ranch maintained power through the storm, in part, because it is 100% solar powered supported by batteries. These batteries store electricity for later use so power is continuously supplied, even during inclement weather events and electrical outages. The town provides an excellent example of the role battery innovation can play in powering clean energy and mitigating climate change hazards.

As a vital energy storage tool, batteries have an ever-increasing role in the global effort to tackle impacts of climate change. Join us for a conversation with four members of Argonne’s world class community of leading scientists who advance the Lab’s comprehensive battery research program.

They will discuss their team’s work:

  • Developing next-generation batteries that have a longer life, are more compact and higher-powered, and recharge faster
  • Partnering with industry to bring battery solutions and innovations to the marketplace
  • Designing innovative recycling technologies to make battery recycling more cost effective and future batteries more affordable.
Special Guests

George Crabtree
Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research

Venkat Srinivasan
Director, Argonne Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science

Jessica Dunham Macholz
Materials Scientist, ReCell Center

Susan Babinec, Moderator
Program Lead, Stationary Storage

Registration Deadlines:

In-person: Tuesday, November 22

Virtual: Wednesday, November 30

Click here for complete details and registration.

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