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Company Overview of Argonne National Laboratory

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Argonne National Laboratory conducts research in basic science, energy resources, and environmental management. The organization pursues research and development programs in nuclear waste management, spent fuel management, reactor systems, plant life extension, nuclear non-proliferation, isotope production, nuclear regulatory support, space nuclear applications, next generation nuclear plant concepts, and industrial support programs. Argonne National Laboratory was founded in 1946 and is based in Argonne, Illinois. Argonne National Laboratory is operated by the University of Chicago for the U.S. Department of Energy.

9700 South Cass Avenue

Argonne, IL 60439-4844

United States

Founded in 1946





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Argonne National Laboratory Key Developments

alpha-En Corporation and Argonne National Laboratory Partner to Advance Commercialization of High Purity Lithium

alpha-En Corporation announced it has entered into a collaborative agreement with Argonne National Laboratory, of the U.S. Department of Energy, to optimize alpha-En's technology and further the Company's efforts to expedite commercialization. Argonne works closely with the country's leading private and public companies, universities, and government agencies to help them advance America's scientific leadership and prepare the nation for a better future. Argonne's Materials Engineering Research Facility specializes in working with manufacturers to advance processes, such as those used to scale up materials with higher yields that enable more efficient and economical production of next-generation technologies.

Argonne National Laboratory Receives About $19 Million in Funding and to Lead Eight Projects as Part of the Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory will receive about $19 million in funding and will lead eight projects as part of the Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium (GMLC) announced earlier by DOE. Argonne will participate as a partner in 23 other GMLC projects. DOE announced that it plans to award up to $220 million over three years, subject to congressional appropriations, to DOE's national laboratories and partners to support critical research and development in advanced storage systems, clean energy integration, standards and test procedures, and a number of other key grid modernization areas. The Grid Modernization Initiative represents a comprehensive DOE effort to help shape the future of nation's grid and solve the challenges of integrating conventional and renewable sources with energy storage and smart buildings, while ensuring that the grid is resilient and secure to withstand growing cyber security and climate challenges. Today's announcements fall under the Grid Modernization Initiative's framework. Below is a complete list of Argonne led-projects under the GMLC. Computational Science for Grid Management: Address increasing computational complexity and reduced time-to-solution requirements for grid planning. Funding award: $1.5 million over three years. Partners: PNNL, NREL, SNL, LLNL, LANL, PJM, and ISO-New England. Integrated Tool for Improving Grid Performance and Reliability of Combined Transmission-Distribution with High Solar Penetration. Develop a software tool suite, comprising of three tools, for improving grid reliability and performance of combined transmission-distribution systems under high solar penetration. Funding award: $2.8 million over three years. Partners: NREL, Electrocon International Inc., McCoy Energy, and IIT. WindView: An Open Platform for Wind Energy Forecast Visualization: Provide solutions to maintain situational awareness in the control room as more wind generation is integrated in power systems. Funding award: $1.8 million over three years. Partners: NREL, FERC, and EPRI. Measurement-Based Hierarchical Framework for Time Varying Stochastic Load Modeling: Leverage practical AMI, SCADA, PMA and laboratory experimental data to develop static, dynamic as well as customer behavior-driven and demand response-enabled load/DG models at component, customer, feeder and substation levels. Funding award: $2.7 million over three years. Partners: Siemens, Eaton, ComEd, Alliant Energy, Midamerican Energy, ERCOT, PJM, Cedar Falls Utilities, City of Ames, Iowa Energy Center, and ISU. Protection and Dynamic Modeling, Simulation, Analysis and Visualization of Cascading Failures: Develop and validate a dynamics and protection simulation platform to enable utility planning, operations, and protection engineers to better understand and mitigate cascading blackouts involving protection. Funding award: $2.48 million over three years. Partners: Electrocon International Inc., McCoy Energy, Altalink, ComEd, SPP, ISU, and IIT. Improved Forecasts of Electric Outages From Tropical Cyclones: Improve forecasts of electric outages for tropical cyclone events affecting U.S. territory in the Caribbean, Atlantic seaboard and Gulf of Mexico regions. Funding award: $800,000 over two years. Partners: Meade Electric, Georgia Power/Southern Company. A Closed-Loop Distribution System Restoration Tool for Natural Disaster Recovery: Develop a distribution restoration decision support tool that will help utilities restore distribution after extreme weather events in an optimal and efficient manner. Funding award: $1.95 million over three years. Partners: BNL and ISU. Cybersecurity for Renewables, Distributed Energy Resources, and Smart Inverters: Develop a holistic attack-resilient architecture and layered cyber-physical solution portfolio to protect critical power grid infrastructure. Funding award: $1.8 million over three years. Partners: EPRI and WSU.

Matthew Tirrell Joins as Deputy Laboratory Director for Science At Argonne National Laboratory, Effective September 1, 2015

Matthew Tirrell was named deputy laboratory director for science at Argonne National Laboratory, in a move that will strengthen the two institutions' combined efforts. Tirrell will maintain his leadership of the IME, which is a scientific partnership between the University and Argonne. In his new role, effective September 1, 2015, he also will serve as Argonne's Deputy Laboratory Director for Science. As a scientific advisor to Argonne Director Peter B. Littlewood, Tirrell will have primary responsibility for integrating the lab's research and development efforts and science and technology capabilities. He will develop and drive the strategy to support integrated, harmonized teams across divisions and disciplines, in support of the lab's large strategic initiatives.

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