Funding to Brighten the Future

photo credit: kevin dooley via photopin cc
photo credit: kevin dooley via photopin cc

Clean, clear skies and the end of global warming is a hope of many in the modern world, but there is still much work to be done to achieve this goal.

Holding back the development of advanced renewable energy technologies is the problem of where and how to store electricity until we want to use it. New batteries that could store more energy in smaller, lighter containers would be a great leap forward for electric car design and renewable energy technologies.

So the announcement of funding for a project teaming five universities, five U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories and four private firms to research and develop ground-breaking advances in battery technology, is a welcome one.

The Argonne National Laboratory is leading the $120 million dollar project, called the Batteries and Energy Storage Hub. Based in Chicago, the development centre is charged with leading the way in reducing the U. S. reliance on fossil fuels.

Let’s hope the project lightens view of the future.

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