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Energy Department Launches Zero Energy Schools Accelerator

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 12:00
December 6, 2016Energy Department Launches Zero Energy Schools Accelerator Six school districts & two states are among first aiming to make zero energy schools mainstream

FEMP Offers New Certificate Series on Data Center Energy Efficiency

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 17:18
December 5, 2016FEMP Offers New Certificate Series on Data Center Energy Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) presents new a FEMP Certificate Series on Data Center Energy Efficiency.

FEMP Offers New Certificate Series on Data Center Energy Efficiency

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 17:18
December 5, 2016FEMP Offers New Certificate Series on Data Center Energy Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) presents new a FEMP Certificate Series on Data Center Energy Efficiency.

FCTO Fellows Show Off Fuel Cell and Electrolyzer Demonstration

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 15:26
December 5, 2016FCTO Fellows Show Off Fuel Cell and Electrolyzer Demonstration

Check out this Facebook Live presentation of an electrolyzer and fuel cell demo by Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) fellows Sarah Studer and Zeric Hulvey and learn more about some of the different things that the FCTO is working on.

FCTO Fellows Show Off Fuel Cell and Electrolyzer Demonstration

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 15:26
December 5, 2016FCTO Fellows Show Off Fuel Cell and Electrolyzer Demonstration

Check out this Facebook Live presentation of an electrolyzer and fuel cell demo by Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) fellows Sarah Studer and Zeric Hulvey and learn more about some of the different things that the FCTO is working on.

Bioenergy Technologies Office Announces Notice of Intent for the Optimization of Integrated Biorefineries

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:45
December 5, 2016Bioenergy Technologies Office Announces Notice of Intent for the Optimization of Integrated Biorefineries

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled, “Integrated Biorefinery Optimization.”

Bioenergy Technologies Office Announces Notice of Intent for the Optimization of Integrated Biorefineries

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:45
December 5, 2016Bioenergy Technologies Office Announces Notice of Intent for the Optimization of Integrated Biorefineries

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled, “Integrated Biorefinery Optimization.”

United States Commits to IAEA Monitoring for the Verifiable Disposition of Six Metric Tons of Surplus Plutonium

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 11:57
December 5, 2016United States Commits to IAEA Monitoring for the Verifiable Disposition of Six Metric Tons of Surplus Plutonium

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz announces U.S. commitment at international conference on nuclear security.

United States Commits to IAEA Monitoring for the Verifiable Disposition of Six Metric Tons of Surplus Plutonium

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 11:57
December 5, 2016United States Commits to IAEA Monitoring for the Verifiable Disposition of Six Metric Tons of Surplus Plutonium

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz announces U.S. commitment at international conference on nuclear security.

NETL Awards Projects to DOE National Laboratories to Investigate Fundamental Shale Properties

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 11:05
December 5, 2016 NETL Awards Projects to DOE National Laboratories to Investigate Fundamental Shale Properties

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has awarded six research projects to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories to advance fundamental shale research. The two-year projects will investigate the processes associated with hydrocarbon extraction from unconventional shale reservoirs and lead to a better understanding of factors affecting prudent resource development.

NETL Awards Projects to DOE National Laboratories to Investigate Fundamental Shale Properties

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 11:05
December 5, 2016 NETL Awards Projects to DOE National Laboratories to Investigate Fundamental Shale Properties

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has awarded six research projects to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories to advance fundamental shale research. The two-year projects will investigate the processes associated with hydrocarbon extraction from unconventional shale reservoirs and lead to a better understanding of factors affecting prudent resource development.

DOE Issues 89th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 13:47
December 2, 2016DOE Issues 89th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report

The 89th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report highlights “Making NEPA Connections,” the October 2016 meeting of DOE’s NEPA Compliance Officers (NCOs), including presentations by Ted Boling, Associate Director for NEPA, Council on Environmental Quality, and Rob Tomiak, Director, Office of Federal Activities, Environmental Protection Agency. This issue also includes articles on EPA’s “EJ 2020” Action Agenda, implementing CEQ’s NEPA guidance on considering greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, and DOE guidance on EIS and EA distribution.

DOE Awards Contract for the Environmental Management Headquarters Information Technology Services Procurement

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 22:00
December 1, 2016DOE Awards Contract for the Environmental Management Headquarters Information Technology Services Procurement

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of a contract to e-Management Consultants, Inc. for the Environmental Management Headquarters Information Technology Services Procurement. The contract includes Firm Fixed-Price (FFP), Non-Fee Bearing Cost-Reimbursable (CR), and Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINs).

DOE Releases Draft Request for Proposal for Moab UMTRA Technical Assistance Contract (TAC) Procurement

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 17:00
December 1, 2016DOE Releases Draft Request for Proposal for Moab UMTRA Technical Assistance Contract (TAC) Procurement

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) for Moab UMTRA Technical Assistance Contract (TAC).

SunShot Webinar on 2030 Goals

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 13:38
December 1, 2016SunShot Webinar on 2030 Goals

On December 6, 2016, the SunShot Initiative will host a webinar to discuss the new 2030 goals that were announced last month, which set a target to halve the cost of solar from 2020 to 2030 to achieve a levelized cost of electricity of just $0.03 per kilowatt hour from utility-scale solar. Please join us as we discuss the importance of moving solar energy into the next decade and the role SunShot plans to play.

BETO Announces Notice of Intent for the Development of Algae-Based Biofuels

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 04:55
December 1, 2016BETO Announces Notice of Intent for the Development of Algae-Based Biofuels

The U.S. Department of Energy‘s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), intends to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for up to $8 million, subject to appropriations. The FOA, entitled Productivity Enhanced Algae and Tool-Kits (PEAK), will support innovative technologies and approaches to help advance bioenergy and bioproducts from algae.

DOE Fuel Cell Bus Analysis Finds Fuel Economy to be 1.4 Times Higher than Diesel

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 18:51
November 30, 2016DOE Fuel Cell Bus Analysis Finds Fuel Economy to be 1.4 Times Higher than Diesel

Announced on November 30 by Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Reuben Sarkar at the Zero Emissions Bus Workshop in London, FCTO has released a new report showing that the average fuel economy of fuel cell electric buses from three fleets is ~6 miles per diesel gallon equivalent or DGE, 1.4 times higher than conventional diesel buses (~4.2 miles per DGE) from one fleet and up to 1.9 times higher than compressed natural gas buses (~3.3 miles per DGE) in another fleet.

BETO Launches Multi-Lab Consortium to Advance Separations Technology

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 14:02
November 30, 2016BETO Launches Multi-Lab Consortium to Advance Separations Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announces the establishment of the Bioenergy Separations Consortium (BioESep)—a consortium of eight DOE national laboratories leading coordinated research to move cost-effective, high-performing separations technologies to market. Separations processes can involve physical processes, like separating solids from liquids, or chemical processes, like purifying mixtures of molecules. To convert biomass to biofuels, many challenging separations are required, such as removing water from algae or taking contaminants out of sugar streams, before microbes or catalysts can further process them to fuels or products.

Navy Vs. Air Force – the latest Better Buildings SWAP highlights federal leadership

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 12:37
November 30, 2016Navy Vs. Air Force – the latest Better Buildings SWAP highlights federal leadership

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today launched season two of “Better Buildings Challenge SWAP,” featuring the U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy. Both military operations swap energy teams to improve the energy efficiency of each one’s campus. Watch the episodes.

Energy Department Announces More Than $44 Million for CO2 Storage Projects

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 11:45
November 30, 2016Energy Department Announces More Than $44 Million for CO2 Storage Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) today announced that 16 carbon storage projects have been selected to receive more than $44 million for cost-shared research and development.