Clean Energy Gets Boost From California Public-Private Initiative

A few years ago, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and CalCEF joined forces to launch CalCharge, the first-ever, public-private consortium designed to be a “center of gravity” for the California energy storage cluster. And this week, after growing to include more labs and labor support, CalCharge announced its new corporate members at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) advanced manufacturing event in…

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CalCharge leads Bay Area’s play to be the battery-tech capital of the U.S.

A consortium of the battery technology companies ranging from the huge — Duracell, Hitachi, Volkswagen, LG and Eaton Corp. — to local startups this week formally launched CalCharge, a group tasked with accelerating research around energy storage. CalCharge’s formation buttresses the Bay Area’s status as a center of gravity in energy storage. The new public-private partnership also…

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CalCharge initiative may give battery makers energy synergy

The Bay Area teems with startups focused on creating advanced batteries that can store enough energy to run phones, cars – even buildings. Now a unique collaboration between private companies and the federal government could make California the center of this fast-evolving industry. The CalCharge initiative, launched Thursday, gives advanced battery startups easy access to national…

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