National Transportation Research Center
NEW TECHNOLOGY COULD HELP RACE CARS SPEED TO THE FINISH LINE
XALT Energy and ORNL are partnering to develop high performing, safe batteries for electric vehicles. The collaboration produced a new coating technology that increases battery energy density so that Formula E race cars that currently last only half the race at 140 mph could power through the whole race to the finish line at 160 mph.
BIOENERGY STUDY TOUR HIGHLIGHTS DOE & NATIONAL LAB INNOVATIONS
STAKEHOLDER DISCUSSIONS FOCUS ON SUSTAINABLE BIOECONOMY
ORNL hosted guests from around the globe for a bioenergy tour of the Southeast to look at regional, national, and international opportunities and challenges in creating a sustainable bioeconomy. Check out a recap of the group’s five-day journey on Storify.
HIGH POWER, HIGH EFFICIENCY WIRELESS CHARGING
WORLD’S FIRST 20 KW SYSTEM FOR PASSENGER VEHICLES
ORNL’s wireless power transfer technology achieves 90 percent efficiency at three times the rate of the plug-in systems commonly used for electric vehicles today. This ability can help accelerate the adoption and convenience of electric vehicles.
ORNL Seeking Commercialization Partners
Licensing Opportunities for Low-Cost Carbon Fiber
ORNL is seeking commercialization partners to license a new method to produce industrial-grade carbon fiber and flame-retardant fibers from commercially-available low-cost textile-grade acrylic fiber precursor materials. The ORNL Technology Transfer Office will accept licensing applications through May 15, 2016.
ORNL part of new DOE initiative to advance lightweight materials
It often takes years for new materials to reach production. A new consortium of nine national laboratories called LightMAT will cut that development time in half.Read More
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