Lin Lab Helping to Create the Domestic Battery Supply Chain
September 13, 2023
The Lin Lab has been selected to receive funding from the US Department of Energy (DOE) for the development, scale-up, and demonstration of processing technologies to manufacture state-of-the-art cathode active materials for domestic electric vehicle battery manufacturing. The Lin Lab will work on two distinct projects funded by the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO). Since its inception at Virginia Tech, the Lin Lab has remained committed to pioneering technologies that mitigate risks within the battery supply chain. The new funding will allow the team to develop low-carbon footprint, chemistry-agnostic cathode materials manufacturing technologies driven by chemical process innovations and machine learning. Virginia Tech will work with Fermi Energy, Xpertography, General Motors, and American Lithium Energy Corporation, HiT Nano, Argonne National Laboratory, Spraying Systems, and Rowan University on these projects.