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International team plans to transform battery databases

January 30, 2023 8:51 am Published by

A consortium of researchers, including Sandia battery experts Yuliya Preger and Valerio De Angelis, are working together to stimulate battery innovation by developing battery databases. Ultimately, they hope to expand the role of batteries in supporting the transformation of electric grid infrastructure including the integration of renewable energy resources and electrification of transportation systems.

The team, which includes scientists from other DOE labs as well as academic and industry research institutions around the world, published their proposal and call to action in the scientific journal Joule last October.

Their project, called the Battery Data Genome, expands on the Sandia-supported Battery Archive, Yuliya said. The Battery Archive was the first public multi-institution repository of battery degradation data.

“In the last couple of years, the Battery Archive has been used by thousands of people in more than 60 countries to easily visualize and compare battery degradation data,” Yuliya said. “These users have included undergraduate students working on class projects, software developers needing battery data to test new models, developers of non-battery energy storage who want to understand how batteries degrade and utility engineers who want to incorporate basic battery degradation into technoeconomic analyses. The impact of the Battery Data Genome would be far greater.”

Learn more about the work in the Lab News article.

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