DOD to Establish Domestic Energy Storage Systems Campus

The project is intended to optimize lithium battery performance and accelerate the development and production of next generation batteries.

The Defense Department’s Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy, under the Manufacturing Capability Expansion and Investment Prioritization office, announced the awarding of a three-year, $30 million project to create an energy storage systems campus. The project will support next generation batteries to reduce the reliance on critical minerals, part of the department’s Scaling Capacity and Accelerating Local Enterprises (SCALE) initiative.

“The SCALE initiative is built on robust research that indicates market pull is needed to transition innovative technologies into new domestic industrial base capability and capacity,” said Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy Laura Taylor-Kale. “Our approach of aggregating demand across national security and commercial markets will generate that market pull, drastically reducing timelines to transition and scale emerging technologies.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Assistant Secretary Taylor-Kale as she facilitates the project to develop lithium batteries.
  • For Defense Department officials as they seek to transition from dependence on critical minerals to new technologies.

Sources: Department of Defense


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