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DOE Projects Win 32 R&D 100 Awards, Includes Argonne Fuel Cell Catalyst Project

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 11:10
November 15, 2016DOE Projects Win 32 R&D 100 Awards, Includes Argonne Fuel Cell Catalyst Project

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) researchers have won 32 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine, including a project from Argonne National Laboratory focused on fuel cell catalysts. DOE also received a special recognition award for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential.

Energy Department Secretary Ernest Moniz Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Morocco for Solar Decathlon Africa Competition in 2019

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 20:17
November 14, 2016Energy Department Secretary Ernest Moniz Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Morocco for Solar Decathlon Africa Competition in 2019

Today, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz and Minister Moulay Hafid Elalamy, Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water, and Environment (MEMEE) and Director Badr Ikken of the Research Institute in Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate in the development of a Solar Decathlon Africa competition in 2019.

Energy Department Announces More than 90% Achievement of 2020 SunShot Goal, Sets Sights on 2030 Affordability Targets

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 14:00
November 14, 2016Energy Department Announces More than 90% Achievement of 2020 SunShot Goal, Sets Sights on 2030 Affordability Targets

The Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy today announced a commitment for its SunShot Initiative to cut the cost of solar-generated electricity by 50% between 2020 and 2030.

Mission Innovation Ministers Gather at COP22 for Public Event

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 10:21
November 14, 2016Mission Innovation Ministers Gather at COP22 for Public Event

Ministers Welcome New Members, Announce Technology Innovation Challenges

FEMP First Thursday Seminar Covers Electric Vehicle Charging Requirements

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 17:43
November 11, 2016FEMP First Thursday Seminar Covers Electric Vehicle Charging Requirements

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will present Electric Vehicle Charging for Employee Vehicles and Agency Fleets, a new First Thursday Seminar on January 5, 2017, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Energy Department Announces Five Clean Energy Projects through BIRD Energy Partnership with Israel

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 14:41
November 11, 2016Energy Department Announces Five Clean Energy Projects through BIRD Energy Partnership with Israel

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Israel's Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy, and Water Resources (MIEW), along with the Israel Innovation Authority, announced $4 million for five newly selected clean energy projects as part of the Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Energy program.

Building Technologies Recognized in Innovation Awards

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 17:19
November 10, 2016Building Technologies Recognized in Innovation Awards

Last week, four buildings projects supported by BTO or BTO key staff won R&D 100 Awards in recognition of their significant advances in science and technology at the annual R&D 100 Conference. The awards, known as the “Oscars of Invention,” honor innovative breakthroughs in materials science, biomedicine, consumer products and more from academia, industry and government-sponsored research agencies.

Energy Department Announces Five Clean Energy Projects through BIRD Energy Partnership with Israel

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 17:14
November 10, 2016Energy Department Announces Five Clean Energy Projects through BIRD Energy Partnership with Israel

Selected Clean Energy projects will receive $4 million through Binational Industrial Research and Development program.

Energy Department Announces Agreement to Sell Depleted Uranium to be Enriched for Civil Nuclear Power

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 15:29
November 10, 2016Energy Department Announces Agreement to Sell Depleted Uranium to be Enriched for Civil Nuclear Power

GE-Hitachi Global Laser Enrichment Evaluating Construction of $1 Billion Facility for Enrichment Bringing Hundreds of Jobs to Western Kentucky

A New Tool for Lighting Designers and Specifiers

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 12:17
November 10, 2016A New Tool for Lighting Designers and Specifiers

The U.S. Department of Energy's LED Lighting Facts® program has released a new tool for lighting designers and specifiers. The LED Lighting Facts Specification Tool provides a customized platform to search and filter products from the extensive LED Lighting Facts database – which now includes more than 54,000 LED lighting products from over 1,400 manufacturers – and manage lighting projects.

Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Peer Review to Be Held December 7-9, 2016

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 11:43
November 10, 2016Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Peer Review to Be Held December 7-9, 2016

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) will hold a peer review of its Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Program research and development projects on December 7-9, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA. This event will be open to the public and will provide an opportunity to learn about the current state of technology and network with energy sector stakeholders.

Deadline Extended for Third Round of Small Business Voucher Pilot Program

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 18:46
November 8, 2016Deadline Extended for Third Round of Small Business Voucher Pilot Program

The deadline to apply to the third round of the Small Business Voucher (SBV) Pilot program has been extended through November 13 at 11:59pm ET. The SBV Pilot program gives small businesses access to technical assistance from national labs. This assistance helps companies overcome critical technology and commercialization challenges to help bring the next generation of clean energy technologies, including solar, to market.

HydroGEN Consortium Webinar Series Begins November 10

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 10:37
November 8, 2016HydroGEN Consortium Webinar Series Begins November 10

The Fuel Cell Technologies Office will present a series of three live webinars to describe the capabilities in each of the water splitting pathways being covered by FCTO's HydroGEN consortium: photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting, advanced electrolysis, and solar thermochemical (STCH) hydrogen production.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: New Opportunities for Small Businesses to Partner with National Labs

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 08:01
November 8, 2016DEADLINE EXTENDED: New Opportunities for Small Businesses to Partner with National Labs

Small businesses in the clean-energy sector have another opportunity to submit Requests for Assistance for technical assistance from U.S. Department of Energy labs through the Small Business Vouchers Pilot. The pilot, part of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Lab Impact portfolio, aims to help small businesses bring next-generation clean energy technologies to market faster by giving them access to expertise and tools at national labs.

FY17 SBIR Phase I Release 2 Topics Announced: Includes Fuel Cell Bipolar Plates, Hydrogen Delivery, and Emergency Hydrogen Refuelers

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 14:22
November 7, 2016FY17 SBIR Phase I Release 2 Topics Announced: Includes Fuel Cell Bipolar Plates, Hydrogen Delivery, and Emergency Hydrogen Refuelers

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the 2017 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 2 topics, including three subtopics focused on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The fuel cell subtopics include innovative materials for bipolar plates, liquid organic hydrogen carriers, and emergency hydrogen refuelers.

U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 32 R&D 100 Awards for 2016: R&D Magazine Awards Recognize Innovative Research with Commercial Potential

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 10:36
November 7, 2016U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 32 R&D 100 Awards for 2016: R&D Magazine Awards Recognize Innovative Research with Commercial Potential

U.. Department of Energy (DOE) researchers have won 32 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine and received a special recognition award for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential.

U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 32 R&D 100 Awards for 2016

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 17:36
November 4, 2016U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 32 R&D 100 Awards for 2016

R&D Magazine Awards Recognize Innovative Research with Commercial Potential

Process Converts Sewage to Biofuel

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 15:23
November 4, 2016Process Converts Sewage to Biofuel

Sewage sludge can be converted into biofuel, but it has long been considered a poor source for fuel because it is too wet. This may change with a new Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) hydrothermal liquefaction process funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO).

Webinar November 8: ElectroCat and HyMARC Lab Consortia Overview

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 09:52
November 4, 2016Webinar November 8: ElectroCat and HyMARC Lab Consortia Overview

The Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) will present a live webinar entitled "FCTO Lab Consortia Overview: ElectroCat and HyMARC" on Tuesday, November 8, from 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. This webinar will provide a summary of the organization of these consortia, their current/planned scientific activities and capabilities, and the role of individual projects selected to work with these consortia through the upcoming FY17 funding opportunity announcement.