Project Announcement: Advanced Materials to Improve Energy Storage Reliability and Useful Life

The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the development, availability, and manufacturability of state-of-the-art energy storage solutions to improve supercapacitors and other energy storage performance at a lower weight, size, and cost-point, using domestic sources.

This initiative will leverage advanced analytical tools and processes to assess new advanced materials—e.g., graphene—so that supply chain and advanced manufacturing techniques will be strengthened in the US domestic supply chain to enhance energy systems for performance and weight for the benefit of vehicle systems, forward operations, and Continental United States (CONUS) training.  Special emphasis will be placed on using innovative methods to analyze current domestic capability and capacity and develop recommendations detailing the need, opportunities, critical processes, methods, and standards to be adopted for rapid domestic manufacturing capability.

Industry partners will utilize an iterative approach to address systems currently in operation, systems in development around the world, risks to US manufacturing capacity, and recommendations for industry remedies to maintain the US position of strength in innovation and technology. The primary outcome of this analysis will assess the applicability and value proposition of domestically sourced graphene-based energy storage systems.

If you feel your organization has the technical capabilities and would like to be considered for this project, please complete the form below and upload your organization’s technical capabilities statement.

Interested Submissions Due by 8/29/2023.

We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).