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Southwest Research Institute Gets $1.2M For Battery Research

San Antonio-based nonprofit research and development organization Southwest Research Institute reported Wednesday that it has been selected to receive a $1.2M contract, from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The firm said the award will go towards developing Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to receive an award of $1.2 million to develop advanced anode materials for lithium-ion batteries. SwRI said the battery technology is part of a research program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Vehicle Technologies, focused on developing high-performance, rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles and hybrid-electric vehicles. Southwest Research says it has more than 3,200 employees and an annual research volume of more than $564 million.