The consortium was launched in January 2024 and is a three-year initiative funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE). It is supposed to be an independent forum for stakeholders working throughout the LDES sector.
CBI said the main goal is to collaborate on developing and implementing strategies necessary to commercialise LDES technology within the next 10 years.
The consortium is led by Sandia National Laboratories and includes five other national laboratories – Argonne, Idaho, National Renewable Energy, Oak Ridge and Pacific Northwest.
CBI’s research and innovation manager, Dr Alyssa McQuilling, and CBI’s technical director, Dr Matthew Raiford, are on eight of the 16 working groups known as Tiger Teams, including technology development and finance.
Raiford said: “The extensive infrastructure and domestic circularity offer an incredible opportunity for the industry to learn how we can adapt lead battery technology to the needs of LDES.”
Photo: CBI’s technical director, Dr Matthew Raiford