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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.

Energy Department Invests $3 Million to Train Future Energy Scientists

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 13:23
August 22, 2016Energy Department Invests $3 Million to Train Future Energy Scientists

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced it will invest a total of $3 million in nine projects selected under its University Training and Research (UTR) program, which awards research-based educational grants to U.S. universities and colleges in areas that promote Office of Fossil Energy goals.

White House Announces Sept. 26 Tribal Nations Conference; Releases Progress Report

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 11:49
August 22, 2016White House Announces Sept. 26 Tribal Nations Conference; Releases Progress Report

President Obama will host the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference on Monday, Sept. 26, in Washington, D.C. The President’s final Tribal Nations Conference will continue to build on his Administration’s firm commitment to strengthening the government-to-government relationship with Indian Country and improving the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Southern Ute Indian Tribe to Begin Construction on Solar Project

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 11:31
August 22, 2016Southern Ute Indian Tribe to Begin Construction on Solar Project

Construction on the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s 1.3-megawatt ground-mounted solar array in Ignacio, Colorado, will begin in early September, according to Namaste Solar, an employee-owned cooperative that will design, develop, and construct the solar array.

Rochelle Blaustein Joins Office of Technology Transitions as Deputy Director

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 11:22
August 22, 2016Rochelle Blaustein Joins Office of Technology Transitions as Deputy Director

Announcement from the Office of Technology Transitions, August 22, 2016.

Washington, D.C. –The Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) is delighted to announce that that Rochelle Blaustein has joined the team as its Deputy Director.

Idaho National Laboratory Announces New Technology Deployment Director

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 15:35
August 19, 2016Idaho National Laboratory Announces New Technology Deployment Director

Jason Stolworthy to lead technology deployment for Idaho National Laboratory

Bioenergy Technologies Office Allocates $1 Million for Round 2 of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Small Business Vouchers Pilot

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:07
August 19, 2016Bioenergy Technologies Office Allocates $1 Million for Round 2 of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Small Business Vouchers Pilot

Bioenergy Technologies Office Allocates $1 Million for Round 2 of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Small Business Vouchers Pilot. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Vouchers (SBV) Pilot, which is part of DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE’s) National Laboratory Impact Initiative, in collaboration with national laboratories, supports small businesses to advance energy technology and help transform our biomass resources into commercially successful, high-performance biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. To date, EERE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has provided a total of $1.6 million through two rounds of SBV awards. Round 1 occurred earlier in 2016, and Round 2 vouchers have just been awarded. In the most recent round, DOE is providing $1 million in vouchers to assist five companies.

15th Annual DOE Small Business Forum and Expo

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:31
August 19, 201615th Annual DOE Small Business Forum and Expo

The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), was proud to present the 15th Annual DOE Small Business Forum & Expo at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA, May 23 - 25, 2016.

Small Solar Businesses Earn Vouchers to Develop Next-Generation Solar Technologies

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 14:05
August 18, 2016Small Solar Businesses Earn Vouchers to Develop Next-Generation Solar Technologies

The Department of Energy today announced 43 small businesses that will participate in the second round of the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot, two of which focus on solar energy. The two solar projects, which together will receive $204,000 in support from national laboratories, are working to improve solar energy storage solutions and reduce the costs and time associated with analyzing and testing solar arrays.

Energy Department Awards 43 New Business-Laboratory Collaborations Under Small Business Vouchers Pilot

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 13:37
August 18, 2016Energy Department Awards 43 New Business-Laboratory Collaborations Under Small Business Vouchers Pilot

Today, the Energy Department announced 43 small businesses will participate in the second round of the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot. With vouchers in hand, these businesses can better leverage the world-class capabilities of the department's national laboratories and bring their next-generation clean energy technologies to the marketplace faster.

Energy Department Awards 43 new Business-Laboratory Collaborations under Small Business Vouchers Pilot

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 13:15
August 18, 2016Energy Department Awards 43 new Business-Laboratory Collaborations under Small Business Vouchers Pilot

Today, the Energy Department announced 43 small businesses will participate in the second round of the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot. With vouchers in hand, these businesses can better leverage the world-class capabilities of the department's national laboratories and bring their next-generation clean energy technologies to the marketplace faster.