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U.S. Department of Energy invests $3 million in better-than-lithium batteries being developed by Case Western Reserve University chemical engineers

Newswise — CLEVELAND—Case Western Reserve University chemical engineers are working on a new generation of smaller, safer and less expensive batteries they say could allow electrical energy to be stored four times longer.

Doing so would help stabilize the nation’s electrical grid by storing more energy from so-called “green” sources like wind and solar power, the researchers said.

Officials at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are impressed enough with their efforts to provide a nearly $3 million grant to support further work.