Interstate 55 Corridor and City of Springfield Electric Vehicle Project CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 09/06/2011 Location(s): Chicago, Illinois Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office
Lithium-ion batteries are in almost every cell phone, as well as cameras, camcorders, and computers. Dr. Abraham explains, "Our goal is to get the batteries into our cars –- into the next generation of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles." Learn more.
WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture have awarded 10 grants totaling $12.2 million to spur research into improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of growing biofuel and bioenergy crops. The investments are part of a broader effort by the Obama administration to develop domestic renewable energy and advanced biofuels, providing a more secure future for America’s energy needs and creating new opportunities for the American farming industry.
Today, Secretary Chu announced the selection of 40 projects across 15 states to receive more than $175 million to accelerate the development and deployment of next-generation vehicle technologies. From state-of-the-art electric drive batteries to light-weight vehicles, these projects will help improve vehicle fuel efficiency and create quality jobs.
The selected projects focus on eight key approaches to improving vehicle efficiency, including:
Tiny robots that can assemble and repair themselves? Watch a video of Argonne National Laboratory's micro-robots that easily perform tasks that can challenge other robots, including moving objects that are larger than themselves.