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March 7, 2016
EERE Success Story—FCA and Partners Achieve 25% Fuel Economy Improvement in Light-Duty Advanced Technology Powertrain

Internal combustion engines have the potential to become substantially more efficient, with laboratory tests indicating that new technologies could increase passenger vehicle fuel economy by more than 50%. FCA and its partners recently took major steps toward fulfilling this potential through a project supported by EERE’s Vehicle Technologies Office. This team improved the fuel economy of a vehicle similar to Chrysler’s Town and Country minivan by more than 25%, while also meeting the Environmental Protection Agency’s most stringent emissions standards.

December 21, 2015
EERE Success Story—Autonomie Modeling Tool Improves Vehicle Design and Testing, Informs New Fuel Economy Standards

Autonomie, an advanced vehicle modeling and design software package created by Argonne National laboratory with EERE support, is helping U.S. auto manufacturers develop the next generation of hybrid and electric vehicles.

November 19, 2015
Argonne’s Tijana Rajh explains recently synthesized metal oxide nanoparticle samples with controlled amounts of structural defects to NDW Director Andreas Roelofs and fellow researcher Xiao-Min Lin. Also pictured are Argonne researchers Elena Rozhkova (left) and Elena Shevchenko.
EERE Success Story—Argonne Creates Collaborative Centers to Connect Business with Energy Storage, Nanotechnology Research

Energy storage and nanotechnology have the potential to transform the way we look at clean energy.  Advances in energy storage research will revolutionize the way the world generates and stores energy, democratizing the delivery of electricity. Grid-level storage can help reduce carbon emissions through the increased adoption of renewable energy and use of electric vehicles while helping bring electricity to developing parts of the world.

October 1, 2015
CU-CSI-1-I Wholesale Power Rate Schedule

Area: Southern Illinois
System: CU

August 24, 2015
CX-014019: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC)
CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, A11, B1.3, B1.7, B3.6
Date: 08/24/2015
Location(s): Illinois
Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

August 13, 2015
The 2011 Chevrolet Volt at a charging station. Its battery is based on a cathode technology developed at Argonne National Laboratory, which will make the battery safer, longer-lived and more powerful. Photo courtesy of General Motors
EERE Success Story—Battery Cathode Developed by Argonne Powers Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Increasing the number of plug-in electric vehicles on America’s roads can help reduce our dependence on petroleum, improving our economic, environmental, and energy security.   But without research undertaken at Argonne National Laboratory, supported by EERE’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), PEVs may have had a very different, slower introduction to the market.  Today, batteries in both the Chevrolet Volt and the Ford Focus EV use technology that was originally developed at Argonne.

July 24, 2015
CX-013995: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Meson Hill Well Abandonment CX
CX(s) Applied: B3.1
Date: 07/24/2015
Location(s): Illinois
Offices(s): Fermi Site Office

July 17, 2015
CX-013957: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Advanced Photon Source Upgrade Project - Multi-Bend Achromat Storage Rings and Superconducting Insertion Devices
CX(s) Applied: B1.23, B1.31
Date: 07/17/2015
Location(s): Illinois
Offices(s): Argonne Site Office

July 15, 2015
CX-013963: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Argonne's Washington, DC Office Renovation, ASO-CX-319
CX(s) Applied: B1.15
Date: 07/15/2015
Location(s): Illinois
Offices(s): Argonne Site Office

July 15, 2015
CX-013962: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Argonne Enterprise Data Center, ASO-CX-317
CX(s) Applied: B1.15
Date: 07/15/2015
Location(s): Illinois
Offices(s): Argonne Site Office