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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

Argonne National Laboratory and Exelon Form Five-Year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory and Exelon have formed a five-year cooperative research and development agreement focused on identifying new technology and systems that will advance clean energy and contribute to the development of a next-generation energy grid. The agreement with Argonne is part of Exelon's companywide effort to team with government and industry associations, national labs, top universities, technology companies and venture capital firms to explore emerging technology that has the potential to form new businesses and transform the industry. The agreement combines Exelon's market knowledge with Argonne's broad research and expertise in all phases of energy production and delivery. The collaboration will further the goal of Argonne and the U.S. Department of Energy to identify technologies that have the potential to improve grid reliability, efficiency and stability, and introduce them to the market where they can have the great benefit to consumers and the public.

Argonne National Laboratory Appoints Jeffrey L. Binder as New Associate Laboratory Director for Energy and Global Security

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory announced the appointment of Jeffrey L. Binder to the position of Associate Laboratory Director for Energy and Global Security (EGS). Binder joins Argonne from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he founded and served as the first director of the Illinois Applied Research Institute (ARI). At ARI, Binder focused on building relationships with federal agencies, private industry and other academic institutions for applied research efforts in support of the university's missions in science, education and economic development. Binder began his professional research career at Argonne in 1990, where he was a principal investigator before being promoted to group leader, then department head. Binder joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2003, working his way up to Associate Laboratory Director for Nuclear Science and Engineering in 2011.

A123 Systems, LLC Collaborates with Argonne National Laboratory on Cathode Development Program

A123 Systems LLC announced an agreement with Argonne National Laboratory to collaborate on a cathode development program that results in safe lithium-ion batteries with high energy densities and long lifetimes. With A123 playing the lead role, the two organizations will produce a safe class of advanced cathode materials for use in transportation applications that require substantial improvements in electric driving range. The three-year agreement between A123 Systems and Argonne National Laboratory will focus on improving the cathode safety without compromising cell energy density or battery life. A123 will leverage its scientific talent and successful track record in battery materials development to commercialize advances in nickel manganese cobalt oxide (NMC) technology originally developed by Argonne. When combined with other independent R&D collaborations, A123 anticipates more than a 60% increase in energy density over its current high energy products and a corresponding increase in electric range for the vehicles it supplies.

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