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Harvard team demonstrates new metal-free organic–inorganic aqueous flow battery; potential breakthrough for low-cost grid-scale storage

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In a paper in Nature , they suggest that the use of such redox-active organic molecules instead of redox-active metals represents a new and promising direction for realizing massive electrical energy storage at greatly reduced cost. Commercialization. Cell schematic.

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New nanoparticle copper compound cathode could enable low-cost, long-life and high-power potassium-ion batteries for grid storage

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Yi Cui has developed nanoparticle copper hexacyanoferrate (CuHCF) battery cathode materials that demonstrate long cycle life and high power for use in grid storage applications. Short-term transients, including those related to wind and solar sources, present challenges to the electrical grid. Stationary energy storage systems that can operate for many cycles, at high power, with high round-trip energy efficiency, and at low cost are required.

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Low-cost N-doped interlayer derived from loofah sponge enables high-performance Li-S, Li-Se and LiI2 batteries

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Researchers from Griffith University in Australia and Peking University in China have synthesized low-cost, hierarchically porous, and nitrogen-doped loofah sponge carbon (N-LSC) derived from the loofah sponge via a simple calcining process and applied it as a multifunctional blocking layer for Li–S, Li–Se, and Li–I 2 batteries. The LS biomass material is widely used as food and cleaning tools because of its soft but resilient fibers and low cost in China and Southeast Asia.

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DOE awarding >$24M to 77 projects through Technology Commercialization Fund

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $24 million in funding for 77 projects supported by the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). The new TCF selections will expand DOE’s efforts to catalyze the commercial impact of the Department’s portfolio of research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities. “DUSST”: NREL’s Low Maintenance Soiling Station, $50,000 Atonometrics Inc.,

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Eos Energy Storage introduces grid-scale battery system at $160/kWh

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Eos Energy Storage announced the commercial availability of its MW-scale Aurora system for deliveries starting in 2016. Eos’s grid-scale product is designed to reliably integrate renewable energy, improve grid efficiency and resiliency, and reduce costs for utilities and consumers.

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ARPA-E awards $35M to 12 new projects to support medium-voltage devices for grid, industry and transportation

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The US Department of Energy announced $35 million in awards for 12 projects that find new ways to harness medium-voltage electricity for applications in industry, transportation, on the grid and beyond. The four Kilovolt Devices OPEN+ projects will focus on a variety of challenges facing power electronics in the medium-voltage space, with a particular eye toward grid security and reliability. GE Global Research, Inline Gas Discharge Tube Breaker for Meshed MVDC Grids – $4,350,686.

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DOE Awarding $620M for Smart Grid Demonstration and Energy Storage Projects

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The US Department of Energy is awarding $620 million for projects around the country to demonstrate advanced Smart Grid technologies and integrated systems. These 32 demonstration projects, which include large-scale energy storage, smart meters, distribution and transmission system monitoring devices, plug-in vehicles, and a range of other smart technologies, will act as models for deploying integrated Smart Grid systems on a broader scale. Tags: Batteries Smart Grid

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CEC awards Eos Energy Storage $2.1M to demo AC-integrated zinc hybrid-cathode battery technology for grid storage

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million to Eos Energy Storage, LLC to demonstrate an AC-integrated system incorporating the company’s zinc hybrid-cathode battery technology (“Zynth”) to enhance renewable energy generation and provide grid-scale, multi-hour energy storage. Znyth battery technology uses a safe aqueous electrolyte and a novel zinc-hybrid cathode to enable extremely low-cost electricity storage and long life. The California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded $2.1

2015 78

NETL investigating researching chemistries for large-scale battery- and supercapacitor-based grid energy storage systems

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The US Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is conducting research on alternative options to reduce costs and make large-scale energy storage safer and more practical. The goal is to develop energy storage systems with high-energy density to meet the ever-demand for the electric grid to provide reliable, distributed power. High-energy density magnesium batteries for smart electrical grids. Batteries Power Generation Smart Grid

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ARPA-E awards $43M to 19 energy storage projects to advance electric vehicle and grid technologies

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These projects are supported through two new ARPA-E programs—Advanced Management and Protection of Energy Storage Devices (AMPED) and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)—and will focus on innovations in battery management and storage to advance electric vehicle technologies, help improve the efficiency and reliability of the electrical grid and provide important energy security benefits to US armed forces. measurement capabilities and lowering the cost of electric.

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New Lithium rechargeable semi-solid flow cell offers energy densities an order of magnitude greater than previous flow batteries; possible applications in transportation and grid-scale storage

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In August 2010, A123 spun out 24M to commercialize this type of new technology. The reduced energy density, along with higher cost, result because the high-energy-storage compounds are diluted by inactive and costly components necessary to extract power (e.g.,

2011 145

Report: Sumitomo to begin selling fuel cells for commercial vehicles with US Hybrid

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the giant Japanese integrated trading company, will start selling fuel cells for commercial vehicles via a partnership with California-based US Hybrid. Sumitomo, which is strengthening its automobile business and expects growth in the fuel cell market, plans to supply mostly Japanese commercial vehicle makers, according to the report. Upon project completion, the team will be able to make recommendations on the marketability and commercial viability of the FCeNV200.

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DOE awards nearly $7M to 4 projects to reduce costs of electric vehicle chargers by 50% over next 3 years

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding nearly $7 million in research and development funding to four projects to reduce the current costs of electric vehicle chargers by 50% over the next three years. This research will also promote smart charging capabilities that can help ensure electric vehicles enhance, rather than strain, existing electrical grid capacity.

2011 78

Cal Energy Commission awards $1.5M to Berkeley to advance open-source advanced smart charging technology; OpenVBOSS

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million to develop an advanced smart charging technology that maintains plug-in electric vehicle consumer needs while reducing charging loads, to achieve electricity grid benefits. The project will focus on controlling the charging of PEVs in residential and small commercial settings using a novel and flexible open-source, open-software architecture charge communication and control platform. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Plug-ins Smart charging Smart Grid V2X

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MIT team calls initial performance results of magnesium-antimony liquid metal battery “promising”

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Sadoway and Bradwell, along with Dr. Luis Ortiz, are also founders of Liquid Metal Battery Corporation (LMBC), a Cambridge, Massachusetts company founded in 2010 to develop new forms of electric storage batteries that work in large, grid-scale applications.

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Ionova Technologies says ZIP-Cap ultracapacitors can offer 5x increase in energy density and 25x reduction in build cost (updated with graphic)

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reports that its zinc-ion-based ZIP-Cap asymmetric ultracapacitor is expected to provide a 25-fold reduction in build cost and a 5-fold increase in energy density (up to 35Wh/L) without the ultra-pure materials or expensive “dry-room” facilities that are necessary to build today’s ultracapacitors.

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Ford unveils first vehicle to grid communication system

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An intelligent vehicle-to-grid communications and control system for its plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that “talks” directly with the nation’s electric grid has been unveiled today courtesy of carmaker, Ford. This vehicle-to-grid communication technology is an important step in the journey toward the widespread commercialization of electric vehicles.”. when electricity rates are cheaper, or when the grid is using only renewable energy such as wind or solar power. “We

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ITM Power reports completion of HydroGEN alkaline electrolyzer project; prototype stack 43% the cost of its PEM counterpart

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This material, together with the low-cost catalysts and injection moulded components developed, offer a prototype stack costing 43% of its PEM counterpart. The HydroGEN project focused on the realization of electrolyzer cost reduction through advances in materials technology and system simplification. The important achievements realized within the project include: A low-cost alkaline membrane based on ITM Power’s suite of hydrocarbon polymers.

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Ionova Technologies says ZIP-Cap ultracapacitors can offer 5x increase in energy density and 25x reduction in build cost (updated with graphic)

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reports that its zinc-ion-based ZIP-Cap asymmetric ultracapacitor is expected to provide a 25-fold reduction in build cost and a 5-fold increase in energy density (up to 35Wh/L) without the ultra-pure materials or expensive “dry-room” facilities that are necessary to build today’s ultracapacitors.

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NYSERDA Commits $8M to Develop and Commercialize 19 New York Battery and Energy-Storage Technology Projects

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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will award $8 million to help develop or commercialize 19 advanced energy storage projects. The awards are being made to companies and universities across New York that are involved in advanced research and development of energy storage applications that could benefit transportation, utility Smart Grid applications, renewable energy technologies, and other industries.

2010 78

Automotive Partnership Canada awarding nearly $19M to 6 new projects; lightweight materials, lower-cost fuel cells and Li-ion batteries

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Automotive Partnership Canada (APC)—a 5-year, $145-million initiative launched in 2009—is awarding nearly $19 million to six new projects to advance R&D in Canada’s automotive industry by supporting new technologies that will lower the cost of PEM fuel cells by reducing platinum loading, provide lighter material alternatives for cars, and significantly enhance battery efficiency for vehicles. The newly funded projects are: Low Platinum PEM Fuel Cells.

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Rechargeable membrane-less hydrogen bromine flow battery shows high power density

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That is about three times as much power per square centimeter as other membrane-less system—a power density that is an order of magnitude higher than that of many lithium-ion batteries and other commercial and experimental energy-storage systems. Low-cost energy storage remains a critical unmet need for a wide range of applications, including grid scale frequency regulation, load following, contingency reserves and peak shaving, as well as portable power systems.

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ARPA-E to award up to $30M for fusion energy R&D

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BETHE projects will support the development of timely, commercially viable fusion energy, aiming to increase the number and performance levels of lower-cost fusion concepts. Controlled fusion has long been viewed as an ideal energy source, given its potential for the generation of energy that is safe, clean and abundant, but the technology’s development has been hindered by technical challenges and costs.

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Univ. of Texas researchers propose lithium- or sodium-water batteries as next generation of high-capacity battery technology; applicable for EVs and grid storage

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The possibility of a flow-through mode for the cathode allows flexibility of the cell design for safe, large-capacity electrical-energy storage at an acceptable cost, they conclude. V between the charge and discharge curves represents a low Coulombic efficiency (CE), even when expensive catalysts have been used to lower the overpotential of the oxygen reactions. low cost. His technology was used in the first commercial Li-ion battery, launched by SONY in 1991.

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DOE ARPA-E awards $156M to projects to 60 projects to accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies

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The new ARPA-E selections focus on accelerating innovations in clean technology while increasing US competitiveness in rare earth alternatives and breakthroughs in biofuels, thermal storage, grid controls, and solar power electronics. High Performance, Low Cost Superconducting Wires and Coils. for High Power Wind Generators The University of Houston will develop a new, low-cost. yield a several-fold reduction in wire costs, making. lifetime and low cost.

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Envia Systems announcement may herald the first wave of DOE-supported commercial high energy density Li-ion cells with Si-C anodes

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While Envia Systems is the first integrated cell producer to announce success with that type of combination, other providers of Si-C materials or IP—such as, but not limited to, Nanosys and the DOE’s own Argonne National Laboratory, respectively—are also currently deep in the process of development and/or commercialization. high capacity, increased safety and low cost. The approach is mundane and cost-efficient, he said, not exotic.

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MGX Minerals partners with University of British Columbia to develop metallurgical silicon-based anodes for high-energy Li-ion batteries

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is funding a research consortium with the University of British Columbia (UBC) to develop a low-cost and scalable method for fabricating silicon-based anodes to improve the energy density of Li-ion batteries. Canada-based MGX Minerals Inc.

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Argonne team develops new electrolyte mixtures that stabilize silicon anodes during cycling; MESA

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For decades, scientists have been hunting for new electrode materials and electrolytes that can produce a new generation of lithium-ion batteries offering much greater energy storage while lasting longer, costing less and being safer.

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DOE issues Notice of Intent for 2020 advanced vehicle technology research

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Low-cost electric traction drive systems using no heavy rare earth materials. The objective of this potential area of interest is to research, develop, and test a heavy rare earth mineral free advanced motor and inverter drive system that costs ?$7/kW Platinum group metals content reduction to enable cost-effective aftertreatment for gasoline and diesel engines.

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DOE seeking input on H2@scale: hydrogen as centerpiece of future energy system; 50% reduction in energy GHGs by 2050

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commercial viability of fuel cell vehicle technology has been demonstrated (commercial vehicles being sold). Integration of Hydrogen Production with the Electricity Grid, and with Storage and Pipeline Infrastructure.

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OKI develops Japans first 920MHz band wireless multi-hop communication system for smart communities, smart houses and smart meters

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Fewer base stations are required, reducing overall system setup costs. This configuration also makes it possible to provide low-cost temporary networks after disasters. Wireless multi-hop communications are subject to network instability due to the lack of relay routes in configurations with a low density of installed wireless devices—for example, on the initial rollout of smart meters or smart house applications.

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Volkswagen Group sets up new group company for energy and charging: Elli

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The low-cost 11 kW AC Wallbox is suitable for overnight charging, a procedure that protects the battery. As not all electric cars will be charged at the same time, the burden on the power grid will be reduced at the same time as optimizing energy costs for household use and mobility.

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Faraday Institution to award up to £55M to five consortia for energy storage research

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The ultimate aim of the research is to facilitate improvements in batteries used for transport and other applications such as grid storage with improved performance and cost characteristics. The projects, which are expected to run over four years, address battery challenges faced by industry and leverage the UK’s research capabilities to advance scientific knowledge with the aim of commercializing new battery technologies and processes.

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ARPA-E announces $36M for high-temperature materials projects

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Durable and affordable higher-temperature heat exchangers could make energy conversion much more efficient, which in turn could reduce fuel consumption, system footprint, capital and operational cost, and emissions. It features a plate-type heat exchanger that enables lower cost, powder-based manufacturing. Additively Manufactured High Efficiency and Low-Cost sCO 2 Heat Exchangers – $1,500,000. Low-Cost Glass Ceramic-Matrix Composite Heat Exchanger – $1,400,000.

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XG Sciences lands SBIR/STTR award to develop Si/graphene anodes for Li-ion batteries for EVs

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XG Sciences’ Silicon-graphene nanocomposite anode materials have demonstrated significant increases in energy storage capacity over traditional graphite and are manufactured with a commercially-proven, low-cost process using widely-available and economical starting materials.

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ARPA-E awards $37M for IONICS projects; improving solid-state batteries and fuel cells

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By creating high performance parts built with solid ion conductors—solids in which ions can be mobile and store energy—the IONICS program will focus on new ways to process and integrate these parts into devices with the goal of accelerating their commercial deployment. In particular, IONICS projects will work to improve energy storage and conversion technologies in three categories: transportation batteries, grid-level storage, and fuel cells.

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ABB adds 20 kW Combined Charging System (CCS) fast charger to EVSE portfolio

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The Terra 23 is designed for areas where EV drivers plan to stay 30-60 minutes, such as retail locations, commercial office environments and EV auto dealerships. Its 20 kW design allows for quick and easy installation on widely available 3 x 32A low-cost grid connections.

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Stanford team develops ultra-fast aluminum-ion battery with stability over thousands of cycles

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In addition to powering small electronic devices, Al-ion batteries could be used to store renewable energy on the electrical grid, Dai said. Aluminum has long been an attractive material for batteries, mainly because of its low cost, low flammability and high-charge storage capacity.

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DOE to provide nearly $170M in funding to advance solar energy technologies

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The SunShot Initiative aims to reduce the total cost of solar energy systems by about 75%—to roughly $1 per watt—before the end of the decade. The new research and development funding will support four areas of investment, including improving the efficiency and performance of solar cells; developing new installation—or balance of systems—technologies; advancing solar energy grid integration; and researching new materials and processes for solar PV technologies.

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Sandy solution for renewable energy storage; Thermal Energy Storage System

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Australia-based Latent Heat Storage has developed a low cost thermal energy storage system based on the latent heat properties of silicon derived from sand. The device—known as TESS (thermal energy storage system)—is being developed in South Australia with the help of an AUD $400,000 government grant to take it from prototype to commercial reality. by Andrew Spence.

DOE seeking feedback on findings of hydrogen production and delivery workshops

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The US Department of Energy''s Fuel Cell Technologies Office has issued two requests for information (RFIs) seeking feedback from the research community and relevant stakeholders about electrolytic hydrogen production ( DE-FOA-0001188 ) and hydrogen delivery research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities ( DE-FOA-0001187 ) aimed at developing technologies that can ultimately produce and deliver low-cost hydrogen. Pre-commercial.

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ARPA-E announces $98M in funding for 40 OPEN projects; two opposed-piston engines projects receive $10M total

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Pinnacle Engines will electrify its four-stroke, spark-ignited, opposed-piston engine to improve fuel efficiency and reduce its cost. In addition, Pinnacle will employ high rates of exhaust gas recirculation and a low temperature combustion strategy, which will improve knock tolerance and reduce heat loss, pumping work, and NO x emissions. Ecolectro is developing alkaline exchange ionomers (AEIs) to enable low-cost fuel cell and electrolyzer technologies.

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DOE to award up to $39M for innovative hydrogen and fuel cell technologies R&D

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The EMN consortia have been established to make unique, world-class capabilities at the national laboratories more accessible to industry, facilitating collaborations that will expedite the development and manufacturing of advanced materials for commercial markets.

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