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Energy Department Joins Navy and Agriculture Departments to Invest in Drop-In Biofuel for Military

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:35
September 25, 2014Energy Department Joins Navy and Agriculture Departments to Invest in Drop-In Biofuel for Military

Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman joined Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Secretary Ray Mabus of the U.S. Department of Navy, on September 19, 2014, to announce awards for three commercial-scale biorefinery projects that will help meet the transportation needs of the U.S. military and private sector.

DOE Awards Support Service Contract

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:00
September 25, 2014DOE Awards Support Service Contract

Cincinnati - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to Ardent Technologies, Inc., of Dayton, Ohio.

DOE Awards Support Service Contract

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:00
September 25, 2014DOE Awards Support Service Contract

Cincinnati - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to Ardent Technologies, Inc., of Dayton, Ohio.

Transmission Reliability "Load as a Resource" Peer Review Materials Now Available

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:43
September 25, 2014Transmission Reliability "Load as a Resource" Peer Review Materials Now Available

OE’s Transmission Reliability program is conducting R&D projects on “Load as a Resource” (LaaR) that explore how various types of customer loads could be turned on and off for short periods of time to provide services normally performed by generators. A program peer review was held on September 16, 2014. Materials including the agenda and presentations are now available.

WEC up! Energy Department Announces Wave Energy Conversion Prize Administrator

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 17:48
September 24, 2014WEC up! Energy Department Announces Wave Energy Conversion Prize Administrator

The Water Power Program today awarded $6.5 million to a Prize Administration Team for the development and execution of the Energy Department’s Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) Prize Competition.

DOE Announces Webinars on Alternative Fuel Online Tools and Resources, Plug-In Electric Vehicle Standards and Market Development, and More

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 16:51
September 24, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Alternative Fuel Online Tools and Resources, Plug-In Electric Vehicle Standards and Market Development, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

Energy Department Announces Winners of Housing Innovation Awards

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 15:30
September 23, 2014Energy Department Announces Winners of Housing Innovation Awards

The Energy Department presented Housing Innovation Awards to 28 industry leaders today during the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance’s Excellence in Building Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The industry leaders are commercializing and deploying cutting-edge technologies and helping to significantly reduce the energy costs of the nation’s homes.

Sept. 24 Webinar to Introduce Two Options for Financing Tribal Energy Projects

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 20:35
September 22, 2014Sept. 24 Webinar to Introduce Two Options for Financing Tribal Energy Projects

Attend the Tribal Renewable Energy Series Webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 24, and learn about two innovative financing mechanisms that can help move tribal energy projects forward.

Honeywell Demonstrates Automated Demand Response Benefits for Utility, Commercial, and Industrial Customers

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 17:59
September 22, 2014Honeywell Demonstrates Automated Demand Response Benefits for Utility, Commercial, and Industrial Customers

Honeywell’s Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) project demonstrates utility-scale performance of a hardware/software platform for automated demand response (ADR) for utility, commercial, and industrial customers. The case study is now available for downloading.

Idaho Power Develops Renewable Integration Tool for More Cost Effective Use of Wind Power

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 15:47
September 22, 2014Idaho Power Develops Renewable Integration Tool for More Cost Effective Use of Wind Power

Idaho Power Company (IPC) has developed a Renewables Integration Tool (RIT) that enables grid operators to use wind energy more cost-effectively to serve electricity customers in Idaho and Oregon. The case study on this project is now available.

Energy Department Announces $5 Million to Develop Clean Energy Projects at Federal Facilities

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 15:16
September 22, 2014Energy Department Announces $5 Million to Develop Clean Energy Projects at Federal Facilities

The Energy Department today announced $5 million in funding for nine projects that will advance the development of combined heat and power (CHP) and renewable energy technologies at facilities across the federal government and help meet energy efficiency, renewable energy, and greenhouse gas reduction goals.

Manufacturing Innovation Topics Workshop

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 13:20
September 22, 2014Manufacturing Innovation Topics Workshop

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Manufacturing Technology Program (OSD ManTech) will host a workshop to discuss AMO's recent Request for Information (RFI) on Clean Energy Manufacturing Topic Areas as well as the recent areas of interest announced by OSD ManTech for a new Manufacturing Innovation Institute on October 8-9, 2014 in Fort Worth, TX.

DOE issues Finding of No Significant Impact on the Disposition of Five Signature Properties at Idaho National Laboratory

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:00
September 22, 2014DOE issues Finding of No Significant Impact on the Disposition of Five Signature Properties at Idaho National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has determined that tearing down four World War II-era historic structures and part of another structure at Idaho National Laboratory’s Central Facilities Area that remain from when the area served as the U.S. Naval Proving Ground will not have a significant impact on the environment.

3D Printing Comes of Age

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 17:25
September 19, 20143D Printing Comes of Age

The highlight of this year's International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), held earlier in September at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL, was the electric car produced live during the Show. More than 110,000 people witnessed the representatives from Cincinnati Incorporated, Local Motors, and the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee print the working electric car layer by layer using carbon fiber reinforced polymer composite.

AMO Issues Request for Information on Clean Energy Manufacturing Topics, Including Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Applications

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:29
September 19, 2014AMO Issues Request for Information on Clean Energy Manufacturing Topics, Including Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Applications

The AMO seeks information on mid-Technology Readiness Level R&D needs, market challenges, supply chain challenges, and shared facility needs addressing clean energy manufacturing topics, including the fuel cell and hydrogen sectors.

Departments of the Navy, Energy and Agriculture Invest in Construction of Three Biorefineries to Produce Drop-In Biofuel for Military

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:10
September 19, 2014Departments of the Navy, Energy and Agriculture Invest in Construction of Three Biorefineries to Produce Drop-In Biofuel for Military

As part of a 2011 Presidential directive, the Departments of Navy, Energy, and Agriculture announced today that three companies have been awarded contracts to construct and commission biorefineries capable of producing “drop-in” biofuels to meet the transportation needs of the military and private sector.

National Science Foundation/FCTO Memorandum of Understanding Enables Increased Renewable Hydrogen R&D

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:54
September 19, 2014National Science Foundation/FCTO Memorandum of Understanding Enables Increased Renewable Hydrogen R&D

In support of a Memorandum of Understanding between the DOE’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office and the National Science Foundation (NSF), NSF has awarded $2.77 million to four teams to investigate renewable hydrogen fuel technologies.

Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, a Top White House National Security Council Official, Confirmed as Deputy Secretary of Department of Energy

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:54
September 18, 2014Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, a Top White House National Security Council Official, Confirmed as Deputy Secretary of Department of Energy

Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday, September 18, 2014, as the Department of Energy’s Deputy Secretary.

Iowa Water and Wastewater Operators Seek SEP Certification in New Pilot Program

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:40
September 18, 2014Iowa Water and Wastewater Operators Seek SEP Certification in New Pilot Program

The Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA) and Des Moines Water Works have committed to participate in the Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program as the first members of a new program pilot. SEP recognizes facilities that meet the ISO 50001 global energy management standard and demonstrate improved energy performance.

HARBEC's $52,000 Annual Energy Savings under SEP Described in New Case Study

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:40
September 18, 2014HARBEC's $52,000 Annual Energy Savings under SEP Described in New Case Study

A new case study details how HARBEC, Inc. improved the energy performance of its specialty plastics manufacturing plant in upstate New York by 16.5% over three years under the Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program