Essential services like power distribution require reliable service and continuous operations. The power grid on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho Site is being transitioned to a more adaptive architecture to enable greater flexibility in testing new ideas and technologies.
Grand Junction, Colorado – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Grand Junction Office (GJO) is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places in recognition of its important, historical roles in the Manhattan Project and the Cold War.
DOE still occupies part of the complex of buildings at 2591 Legacy Way on Orchard Mesa now owned by Riverview Technology Corporation. The listed site is a portion of the original 55.7-acre gravel mine purchased by the U.S. government in 1943 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Manhattan Engineer District.
Department of Energy Announces 10 New Projects to Improve Connected and Automated Vehicle Efficiency
ARPA-E Awards $32 Million to Use Connected Technologies for Vehicle Energy Savings
As hydrogen fuel cell cars become commercially available and hydrogen refueling stations slowly begin to proliferate throughout California, government agencies are turning to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to help detect leaks that could lead to fire.
Home Performance with ENERGY STAR has updated and enhanced its tools and resources to better guide homeowners down a pathway to improved comfort and utility bill savings.
BETO-Funded Study Enhancing the Economics of Advanced Biofuel Production Through Improved Infrastructure Materials Selection
With funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) evaluated the performance of several key materials used in biofuel production, processing, storage, and transportation systems. Rubber components and sealants are often exposed to chemically complex biofuel intermediates, which can cause materials to swell and affect the overall performance and service life of the product. Selection of materials that resist these effects is, therefore, a critical element for ensuring the long-term economic viability of biomass processing systems.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released CALiPER Report 24: Photometric Testing, Laboratory Teardowns, and Accelerated Lifetime Testing of OLED Luminaires, which is the first CALiPER report evaluating the performance of OLED luminaires based on independent procurement and testing. Among the findings:
On October 13, 2016, MA-50's Erik Haukdal gave the Sustainability Performance Office (SPO) a tour of Forrestal’s rooftop solar array.
The main array was installed so DOE Headquarters could lead by example implementing renewable energy in their buildings. Several smaller arrays demonstrate solar technologies, serving awareness and education purposes. Since 2008, about 100 tours have been given to high school groups, college groups, boy/girl scouts, members of Congress, local government officials, foreign dignitaries, and even president Obama!
This autumn was hot for four states selected by the Department of Energy (DOE) to host bootcamps, associated with the MITEC pilot discussed in a previous blog, to learn about the DOE Labs and how small manufacturers can work with them.
This Sunday, National Weatherization Day, the Energy Department joins 13 states – Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin – and several hundred local agencies in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the department’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).
SunShot Initiative awardee Dr. Dileep Singh of Argonne National Laboratory has been named a fellow of ASM International for his contributions to the science and technology behind concentrating solar power (CSP) and other energy innovations. This award is one of the highest honors in the field of materials science.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program has posted the 2016 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report. Each year at the Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, projects funded by DOE's Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program are reviewed for their merit.
Fellows in the Emerging Technologies (ET) program of the Building Technologies Office (BTO) are the Energy Department’s next generation of engineers and scientists, tasked with bringing fresh ideas and new perspectives to the program’s building energy efficiency research and development portfolio.
Energy Department Recognizes University of California, Berkeley For Leadership in Campus-Wide Energy Innovations
As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s university buildings and facilities, today the Energy Department’s Better Buildings Challenge program recognized University of California, Berkeley for its leadership in energy efficiency. The University achieved 65 percent energy savings at its Jacobs Hall facility, the College of Engineering’s interdisciplinary hub where students and teachers from across the university work at the intersection of design and technology.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory to Lead New Consortium to Develop Advanced Water Splitting Materials for Hydrogen Production: HydroGEN Consortium to accelerate R&D and deployment
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has formed a new consortium with five other national labs intended to accelerate the development of commercially viable pathways for hydrogen production from renewable energy sources. The consortium, named HydroGEN Advanced Water Splitting Materials Consortium (HydroGEN), also includes Sandia National Laboratories, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Savannah River National Laboratory.
The DOE Sustainability Awards Database is Open for Nominations through January 20, 2017.
The Energy Department (DOE) recently announced $10 million, subject to appropriations, to support the launch of the HydroGEN Advanced Water Splitting Materials Consortium (HydroGEN). This consortium will utilize the expertise and capabilities of the national laboratories to accelerate the development of commercially viable pathways for hydrogen production from renewable energy sources.
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory's Integrated Imaging Institute (I3), a portal to the lab's complete imaging capabilities, is opening its doors to researchers and partners in academia and industry looking to build knowledge and accelerate discovery and innovation through imaging.
Life-Cycle Analysis Shows Potential for Almost 70% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions of Renewable Diesel from Algae Fractionation Compared to Conventional Diesel
A new analysis from Argonne National Laboratory, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), shows the potential of an algae fractionation process to produce renewable diesel fuel with 63%–68% lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than conventional diesel.
Oct. 26 Webinar to Explore Available Financing Mechanisms for Tribal Energy and Economic Development
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration, is hosting a free webinar entitled "Accessing Capital for Tribal Energy and Economic Development" on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.