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December 04, 2012
Argonne National Lab Selected as DOE's Batteries and Energy Storage Hub
Chicago IL (SPX) Dec 04, 2012
U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu was joined by Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to announce that a multi-partner team led by Argonne National Laboratory has been selected for an award of up to $120 million over five years to establish a new Batteries and Energy Storage Hub. The Hub, to be known as the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), will combine the R and D firepower of five DOE national laboratories, five universities, and four ... read more
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