"U.S. Plans Innovation Center for Advanced Batteries"
"DETROIT -- The Obama administration intends to open a new advanced battery research center this year, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu told an audience at the Detroit Economic Club on Tuesday."
"After visiting the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center, Chu took the podium at the Detroit Economic Club to outline his vision for the new battery research center.
"This Energy Innovation Hub, modeled after America's great industrial labs in their heyday, will bring together scientists, engineers, and industry to develop fresh concepts and new approaches to making batteries that last longer, go farther, and cost less," Chu said. "This research center won't focus on incremental improvements, but on technologies that would enable us to leap forward and could allow prototype testing in this decade," said Chu, a Nobel-Prize winning physicist."Source: ENS, 01/16/2012