MIDLAND, MI – The Dow Chemical Co. and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have signed an agreement for a multi-year research collaboration to jointly develop the next generation of materials for advanced battery technologies.

"We look forward to this collaboration with Argonne on the development of new battery material technology to help meet the current and future demands in the rapidly expanding energy storage industry,” said David Klanecky, senior business director for Dow Energy Materials.

Jeff Chamberlain, energy storage major initiatives leader for Argonne, added: “The goal of this collaboration will be to use our common scientific and technical capabilities to develop next generation energy storage materials that address the performance, cost and adoption challenges found in today’s emerging battery technologies.”