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DOE Announces Manufacturing Training for Cleantech Entrepreneurs

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 10:22
September 30, 2016DOE Announces Manufacturing Training for Cleantech Entrepreneurs

On Thursday, September 29, the Energy Department announced the new Build4Scale Manufacturing Training for Cleantech Entrepreneurs at the 2016 MForesight National Summit in Washington, D.C.

DOE Awards the Los Alamos Pueblos’ Project (LAPP) Activities for the Santa Clara Pueblo

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 16:30
September 29, 2016DOE Awards the Los Alamos Pueblos’ Project (LAPP) Activities for the Santa Clara Pueblo

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a cooperative agreement to the Santa Clara Pueblo of Espanola, New Mexico for the “Los Alamos Pueblos’ Project (LAPP) Activities and Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustee Council Participation for Santa Clara Pueblo”.

DOE Extends Contract to Operate Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Conversion Plants

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 13:00
September 29, 2016DOE Extends Contract to Operate Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Conversion Plants

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) today announced it is extending its contract for Operations of Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) Conversion Facilities at Paducah, Kentucky and Portsmouth, Ohio for a period of up to four months.

DOE Awards Contract for the Operation of Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) Conversion Facilities

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 13:00
September 29, 2016DOE Awards Contract for the Operation of Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) Conversion Facilities

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of a contract to Mid-America Conversion Services, LLC for the Operation of Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) Conversion Facilities at Paducah, Kentucky and Portsmouth, Ohio.

Webinar October 13: Past, Present, and Future Challenges in Electrocatalysis for Fuel Cells

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 12:43
September 29, 2016Webinar October 13: Past, Present, and Future Challenges in Electrocatalysis for Fuel Cells

The Fuel Cell Technologies Office will present a live webinar entitled "Past, Present, and Future Challenges in Electrocatalysis for Fuel Cells" on Thursday, October 13, from 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). This presentation intends to provide a chronological overview of progress that has been made in design of platinum-based electrocatalysts that are currently used in low-temperature fuel cells.

8 Ways the Energy Department is Removing Barriers to Make National Lab Inventions a Reality

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 09:54
September 29, 20168 Ways the Energy Department is Removing Barriers to Make National Lab Inventions a Reality

Blog post from Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Deputy Secretary of Energy, September 28, 2016.

Today, at our National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), I was proud to announce a new pilot program called Lab-Bridge that will make it easier for our Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories to fast-track the great ideas and technologies they generate into the marketplace. DOE is investing $2.5 million in this project because we know that it will accelerate our transition to a clean energy economy. 

Energy Department Announces 34 Winners of the 2016 Housing Innovation Awards

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 16:00
September 28, 2016Energy Department Announces 34 Winners of the 2016 Housing Innovation Awards

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today recognized 34 of the nation's leading builders at the 2016 Housing Innovation Awards during the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance's Excellence in Building Conference in Dallas, Texas.

DOE Awards Workforce Opportunities in Regional Careers Grant

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 13:00
September 28, 2016DOE Awards Workforce Opportunities in Regional Careers Grant

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a grant to the
University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) for “National Research Institute: Collaborative Research: Cooperative Control of Humanoid Robots for Remote Operations in Nuclear Environments.”

DOE Awards the Los Alamos Pueblos’ Project (LAPP) Activities for the Pueblo de Cochiti

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 13:00
September 28, 2016DOE Awards the Los Alamos Pueblos’ Project (LAPP) Activities for the Pueblo de Cochiti

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a cooperative agreement to the Pueblo de Cochiti (Cochiti Pueblo) of Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico for the “Los Alamos Pueblos’ Project (LAPP) Activities for Pueblo de Cochiti”.

DOE Awards Workforce Opportunities in Regional Careers Grant

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 13:00
September 28, 2016DOE Awards Workforce Opportunities in Regional Careers Grant

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a grant to the Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU) for “National Research Institute: Collaborative Research: Multi-Modal Characterization of Department of Energy—Environmental Management Facilities.”

Secretary Moniz Releases Report Showing the Cost Reductions and Rapid Deployment of Clean Energy Technologies

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 11:33
September 28, 2016Secretary Moniz Releases Report Showing the Cost Reductions and Rapid Deployment of Clean Energy Technologies

Report details the economic and environmental benefits our nation is already starting to realize thanks to the increased deployment.

Energy Department Launches Up to $30 Million Effort to Improve Solar Module Materials

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 09:00
September 15, 2016Energy Department Launches Up to $30 Million Effort to Improve Solar Module Materials

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced a new Energy Materials Network (EMN) consortium, the Durable Module Materials (DuraMat) National Lab Consortium led by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Podcast Highlights Solar Energy Potential in Alaska

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 18:14
September 14, 2016Podcast Highlights Solar Energy Potential in Alaska

The 2016 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy report “Solar Energy Prospecting in Remote Alaska: An Economic Analysis of Solar Photovoltaics in the Last Frontier State” was featured in a recent Yale Climate Connections podcast entitled “Solar Even In Alaska: Really? Really!” The story focuses on a key finding highlighted in the report—that it can make economic sense for certain diesel-dependent remote Alaskan villages to make the switch to solar along with other electricity-saving measures.

DOE Releases Sources Sought/Request for Information for the Low-Level Waste/Mixed Low-Level Waste Disposal (2018) Procurement

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 15:00
September 14, 2016DOE Releases Sources Sought/Request for Information for the Low-Level Waste/Mixed Low-Level Waste Disposal (2018) Procurement

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) today issued a Sources Sought/Request for Information (RFI) seeking interested parties with the specialized capabilities necessary to meet the requirements for the Low-Level Waste/Mixed Low-Level Waste (LLW/MLLW) Disposal (2018) procurement.

Energy Department Announces Up to $107 Million for Innovative Projects and New Funding to Advance Solar Technologies

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 10:00
September 14, 2016Energy Department Announces Up to $107 Million for Innovative Projects and New Funding to Advance Solar Technologies

Today the Energy Department announced up to $107 million in new projects and planned funding in order to support America's continued leadership in clean energy innovation through solar technology.

Bioenergy Technologies Office Hosts Alternative Aviation Fuel Workshop

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 16:40
September 13, 2016Bioenergy Technologies Office Hosts Alternative Aviation Fuel Workshop

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is hosting a 2-day workshop gathering lead experts in the field of aviation biofuels on September 14–15, 2016. The Alternative Aviation Fuel Workshop, which is being held in Macon, Georgia, will advance the understanding of current opportunities to increase the competitiveness of alternative jet fuels.

Department of Energy Announces 16 New Projects to Transform Energy Storage and Conversion

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 15:53
September 13, 2016Department of Energy Announces 16 New Projects to Transform Energy Storage and Conversion

ARPA-E Awards $37 Million to Develop Innovative Solutions to Overcome the Limits of Battery, Fuel Cell Technologies

Superior Energy Performance Chosen as Finalist for Electronics Award

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 15:27
September 13, 2016Superior Energy Performance Chosen as Finalist for Electronics Award

The Superior Energy Performance™ (SEP) program administered through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) was named a finalist for the Green Electronics Council’s 2016 Catalyst Award. This prestigious global competition honors creative solutions for the greening of electronics—an initiative that has already helped the industry aggressively shrink its carbon footprint—particularly in the customer end-use phase. SEP focuses sustainability efforts on the similarly important manufacturing stage of the electronics supply chain.

DOE Issues Request for Information on H2@Scale—A Concept Using Hydrogen to Enable Deep Decarbonization Across Sectors

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 15:29
September 12, 2016DOE Issues Request for Information on H2@Scale—A Concept Using Hydrogen to Enable Deep Decarbonization Across Sectors

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a request for information to gather feedback on H2 @ Scale, which is a concept to enable wide-scale deployment of hydrogen to deeply decarbonize the U.S. electricity generation, transportation, and industrial sectors. Examples of areas where feedback is needed include hydrogen production with renewables and process heat (e.g., from nuclear generation), materials development for high-temperature operation, analyses to project necessary energy storage and distribution infrastructure, and development of value-added applications for hydrogen in the industrial sector.