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Regional safety initiative’s fifth year continues growth and offerings

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 10:42
September 1, 2016Regional safety initiative’s fifth year continues growth and offerings

Oak Ridge’s EM program is participating in this month’s Safety Fest TN, an annual safety training event for the region’s workplaces. Now in its fifth year, the event provides an extensive list of free safety and health training opportunities in Oak Ridge and Knoxville from September 12-16.

Winner Announced for FEMP JUMP Call for Innovation

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 10:41
September 1, 2016Winner Announced for FEMP JUMP Call for Innovation

At the Energy Exchange 2016 earlier this month, the Department of Energy's (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and Building Technologies Office (BTO) announced the winner of the FEMP JUMP technology challenge to identify underutilized new or recently-commercialized building technology solutions. Retrofit Originality Incorporated was selected for their high efficiency dehumidification system (HEDS) proposal, which outlined a unique, innovative, and potentially impactful technology for both the federal and private sectors.

Winner Announced for FEMP JUMP Call for Innovation

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 10:13
September 1, 2016Winner Announced for FEMP JUMP Call for Innovation

At the Energy Exchange 2016 earlier this month, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and Building Technologies Office (BTO) announced the winner of the FEMP JUMP technology challenge to identify underutilized new or recently commercialized building technology solutions.

Energy Department Recognizes The Wendy’s Company, and its Franchisee Wendco Group, For Leadership in Energy Performance

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 21:28
August 31, 2016Energy Department Recognizes The Wendy’s Company, and its Franchisee Wendco Group, For Leadership in Energy Performance

Restaurant achieved a 37 percent total energy reduction or more than 50 percent energy savings per sales transaction, and nearly $8,000 in savings annually.

DOE Exercises Both Option Periods on the LANL Cleanup Bridge Contract

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 13:00
August 31, 2016DOE Exercises Both Option Periods on the LANL Cleanup Bridge Contract

Los Alamos – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Management – Los Alamos Field Office (EM-LA) exercised both the first and second option periods on the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Bridge Contract today.

Energy Department Announces $29 Million Investment in Enhanced Geothermal Systems Efforts

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 10:36
August 31, 2016Energy Department Announces $29 Million Investment in Enhanced Geothermal Systems Efforts

FORGE Funding Will Accelerate Development of Clean Energy from Geothermal Sources

DOE completes decade-long project at Oak Ridge gaseous diffusion complex

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 15:57
August 30, 2016DOE completes decade-long project at Oak Ridge gaseous diffusion complex

National, state, and local officials joined nearly 1,500 employees to watch the final wall of Building K-27 fall at the East Tennessee Technology Park, marking the first time in world history that all of a site’s uranium-enrichment gaseous diffusion buildings have been cleaned and demolished. The cleanup project is part of Vision 2016, a DOE goal to remove all of the former uranium enrichment buildings at the East Tennessee Technology Park by the end of 2016. K-27 was the fifth and final gaseous diffusion building to be demolished at the site. Successful demolitions of the four other buildings were completed from 2006 to 2015.

3D Printed Tool for Building Aircraft Achieves Guinness World Records Title

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 14:07
August 30, 20163D Printed Tool for Building Aircraft Achieves Guinness World Records Title

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 29, 2016 – A 3D printed trim-and-drill tool, developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to be evaluated at The Boeing Company, has received the title of largest solid 3D printed item by Guinness World Records.

Energy Department Announces $3.8 Million for Industry Access to World-Class Supercomputers

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 14:00
August 30, 2016Energy Department Announces $3.8 Million for Industry Access to World-Class Supercomputers

The Energy Department today announced $3.8 million for 13 projects to use high performance computing resources at the Department's national laboratories to improve manufacturing.

Energy Department Awards More Than $20 Million for Wave and Tidal Energy Projects

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 13:15
August 30, 2016Energy Department Awards More Than $20 Million for Wave and Tidal Energy Projects

The Energy Department today announced 10 organizations selected to receive more than $20 million in funding for new research, development, and demonstration projects that advance and monitor marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy systems, which generate electricity from ocean waves and tidal currents.

Join FCTO on August 27 to Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 16:47
August 26, 2016Join FCTO on August 27 to Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial

The Energy Department's Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) will be celebrating the Department of the Interior's National Park Service Centennial on August 27 at America's Front Yard Family Festival in Washington, DC.

Webinar Series on Healthcare Lighting

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:39
August 26, 2016Webinar Series on Healthcare Lighting

Registration is open for a three-part webinar series on healthcare lighting. All webinars will start at 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Pacific) and last one hour.

DOE Seeks Projects to Advance Carbon Dioxide Utilization from Coal-Fired Power Plants

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 09:46
August 25, 2016DOE Seeks Projects to Advance Carbon Dioxide Utilization from Coal-Fired Power Plants

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced approximately $6.7 million in federal funding for cost-shared projects that will develop technologies that utilize carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal-fired power plants to produce useful products.

Energy Department Announces Dates and New Contests for Solar Decathlon 2017 in Denver, Colorado

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 10:58
August 24, 2016Energy Department Announces Dates and New Contests for Solar Decathlon 2017 in Denver, Colorado

Student design competition, which challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive, will take place October 5 – 15, 2017, in Denver.

Energy Department Invests $28 Million to Advance Cleaner Fossil Fuel–Based Power Generation

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 10:10
August 24, 2016Energy Department Invests $28 Million to Advance Cleaner Fossil Fuel–Based Power Generation

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the selection of 14 research and development projects to advance energy systems that will enable cost-competitive, fossil fuel–based power generation with near-zero emissions. The new projects, which span 11 states, will accelerate the scale-up of coal-based advanced combustion power systems, advance coal gasification processes, and improve the cost, reliability, and endurance of solid oxide fuel cells. The total award value of the projects exceeds $36 million, which includes a federal investment of more than $28 million and recipient cost-sharing of $8.4 million.

BETO Partner Makes the 2016 CNBC Disruptor Companies List

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 15:16
August 23, 2016BETO Partner Makes the 2016 CNBC Disruptor Companies List

Carbon recycling company LanzaTech is ranked #13 on CNBC’s fourth annual Disruptor 50 list, which recognizes forward-thinking start-up companies whose innovations are revolutionizing the business landscape. LanzaTech produces fuels and chemicals from industrial waste gases—capturing the gases before they are emitted into the atmosphere as greenhouse gases and other pollutants.

Webinar August 30: International Hydrogen Infrastructure Update

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 14:07
August 23, 2016Webinar August 30: International Hydrogen Infrastructure Update

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "International Hydrogen Infrastructure Update" on Tuesday, August 30 from 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). This webinar will discuss the status of international hydrogen infrastructure deployment and introduce the current status of the technology in several countries.

FY17 SBIR Phase I Release 1 FOA Released: Includes Fuel Cell Catalysts and Hydrogen Delivery

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 12:00
August 23, 2016FY17 SBIR Phase I Release 1 FOA Released: Includes Fuel Cell Catalysts and Hydrogen Delivery

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the 2017 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 1 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), including two subtopics focused on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The fuel cell subtopic includes novel, durable supports for low-platinum group metal catalysts for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. The hydrogen delivery subtopic focuses on metal hydride materials for compression.

Aug. 31 Webinar to Focus on Project Regulatory Considerations

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 11:43
August 23, 2016Aug. 31 Webinar to Focus on Project Regulatory Considerations

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration, is hosting a free webinar on "Project Regulatory Considerations" Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.

Energy Department Driving Clean Energy Development and Sustainable Solutions in 16 States

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 17:00
August 22, 2016Energy Department Driving Clean Energy Development and Sustainable Solutions in 16 States

The Energy Department today awarded $5 million to 16 states to advance innovative approaches for clean energy development that will reduce energy bills for American families and businesses, protect the environment by reducing carbon emissions, and increase our nation's energy security and resiliency.