Argonne Lab wins $120M battery research center near Chicago

Argonne National Laboratory developed the battery technology in the Chevrolet Volt.
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Argonne National Laboratory developed the battery technology in the Chevrolet Volt.

Argonne National Laboratory, southwest of Chicago, will receive $120 million from the Department of Energy to form a research center that will help develop better battery technology for electric vehicles, according to Crain’s Chicago Business. Argonne is perhaps best known for developing the battery technology used in the Chevrolet Volt.

The Detroit Free Press also reports that two satellite facilities for the new research center will be located in Ann Arbor and Holland, Mich., and that it’s not yet clear what job impact the initiative may have.

According to its web site, Argonne is currently home to over 1,250 scientists and engineers, and is managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC.

From the Chicago Business Journal.

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