DOE offers $15.7 million in funding to improve manufacturing of batteries

Jan. 30, 2024
The $15.7 million in funding will be divided between 13 awards, with concept papers due by 5 p.m. ET on March 4, 2024.

The U.S. Department of Energy just announced a new funding opportunity designed to advance the domestic manufacturing of next-generation batteries and energy storage. Handled by the DOE’s Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO), the $15.7 million in funding will be divided between 13 awards, with concept papers due by 5 p.m. ET on March 4, 2024.

In a recent press release, the DOE wrote: “This opportunity will advance platform technologies upon which battery manufacturing capabilities can be built. This research and development will improve manufacturability and scalability of sodium-ion batteries, flow batteries, and nanolayered films for energy storage. The funding opportunity will also integrate smart manufacturing technologies to increase productivity and lower the cost for domestic battery production.”

The funding will be split between two topic areas:

  • Platforms for Next Generation Battery Manufacturing - $10.7 million total for 3–8 projects
  • Smart Manufacturing Platforms for Battery Production - $5 million total for 2–5 projects
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