Battery Data Genome Will Serve as a Universal Source for Battery Research

Ambitious new project imagines a central data repository for more efficient battery design.

The US Department of Energy’s Argonne and Idaho national laboratories have proposed a new comprehensive data store that they call the Battery Data Genome. The concept is modeled on the past scientific initiative known as the Human Genome Project. The Human Genome Project lasted 13 years and focused on assembling vast amounts of genomic data in one place to facilitate the development of gene sequencing and other bio-science breakthroughs. The battery Genome Project applies the same idea to acquiring and sharing data related to the development of battery technology.

According to Argonne battery scientist Noah Paulson, “This is a call to action. We’re trying to energize and organize the battery community to contribute their data, whenever possible, to as many researchers as possible in order to enable powerful data science methods and catalyze breakthroughs.”

Argonne distinguished fellow and Joint Center for Energy Storage Research director George Crabtree adds that the project will “...collect and house data from every step of the battery lifecycle, from discovery to development to manufacturing and all manner of deployments. Having universal standards for data management for each segment of the battery community is required for data creation to unlock the power of AI algorithms designed to identify everything from new candidate electrode materials to improved battery pack construction to cell lifetimes.”

See the article at the Argonne website for more information on the Battery Data Genome project.