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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.

DOE High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program Seeks to Fund New Proposals to Advance Energy Technologies

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 11:04
September 12, 2016DOE High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program Seeks to Fund New Proposals to Advance Energy Technologies

The Energy Department’s Advanced Manufacturing Office today announced up to $3 million in available funding for manufacturers to use high-performance computing resources at the Department's national laboratories to tackle major manufacturing challenges.

Energy Secretary Moniz and Interior Secretary Jewell Announce New National Offshore Wind Strategy to Drive Deployment

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 11:54
September 9, 2016Energy Secretary Moniz and Interior Secretary Jewell Announce New National Offshore Wind Strategy to Drive Deployment

Joint Strategy Follows Completion of America’s First Offshore Wind Farm, Showing Progress in American Offshore Wind Industry

SunShot to Lead Sessions at Solar Power International

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 09:49
September 8, 2016SunShot to Lead Sessions at Solar Power International

The SunShot Initiative is leading a number of educational and informational sessions at the 2016 Solar Power International conference from September 12-15 in Las Vegas. Join us as we delve into upcoming funding programs, highlight our current awardees and their innovative projects, and discuss some of the most important trends in the solar industry. See all of SunShot's events below.

DOE Announces $13 Million to Quantify and Mitigate Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Infrastructure

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 09:34
September 8, 2016DOE Announces $13 Million to Quantify and Mitigate Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a total of $13 million to be awarded to twelve multi-year research projects intended to develop cost efficient and effective ways to mitigate methane emissions from natural gas pipeline and storage infrastructure.

DOE Publishes New Forecast of Energy Savings from LED Lighting

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 16:23
September 7, 2016DOE Publishes New Forecast of Energy Savings from LED Lighting

The U.S. Department of Energy has just published the latest edition of its biannual report, Energy Savings Forecast of Solid-State Lighting in General Illumination Applications, which models the adoption of LEDs in the U.S. general-lighting market, along with associated energy savings, based on the full potential DOE has determined to be technically feasible over time. The new report uses an updated 2016 U.S. lighting-market model and extends the forecast period to 2035 from the 2030 limit that was used in previous editions.

DOE Announces Release of Long-Term Strategic Review of Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 10:00
September 7, 2016DOE Announces Release of Long-Term Strategic Review of Strategic Petroleum Reserve

The Department of Energy announced today the release of the Long-Term Strategic Review of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). The congressionally-mandated study provides an overview of the SPR and addresses key challenges that will impact the Reserve’s ability to carry out its energy security mission.

ORNL Licenses Rare Earth Magnet Recycling Process to Momentum Technologies

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 12:24
September 6, 2016ORNL Licenses Rare Earth Magnet Recycling Process to Momentum Technologies

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Momentum Technologies have signed a non-exclusive licensing agreement for an ORNL process designed to recover rare earth magnets from used computer hard drives.

New Cooling Method for Supercomputers to Save Millions of Gallons of Water

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 16:37
September 1, 2016New Cooling Method for Supercomputers to Save Millions of Gallons of Water

Sandia National Laboratories researcher David J. Martinez — engineering project lead for Sandia’s infrastructure computing services — is helping design and monitor a cooling system expected to save 4 million to 5 million gallons annually in New Mexico if installed next year at Sandia’s computing center, and hundreds of millions of gallons nationally if the method is widely adopted.

DOE Issues 88th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 14:59
September 1, 2016DOE Issues 88th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report

The 88th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report highlights the Council on Environmental Quality final guidance on climate change, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service migratory bird training, an updated Environmental Protection Agency screening tool for environmental justice analysis, and contributions by our summer interns.

NREL: Solar and Wind Could Provide up to 30% of Electricity on Eastern Power Grid

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 12:41
September 1, 2016NREL: Solar and Wind Could Provide up to 30% of Electricity on Eastern Power Grid

Through high-performance computing capabilities and innovative visualization tools, the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) determined that the eastern United States could handle even higher penetration levels of wind and solar. The power system models helped researchers discover that the grid in this area could feasibly accommodate solar and wind penetration levels as high as 30%.

Supercomputing Model Provides Insights from Higher Wind and Solar Generation in the Eastern Power Grid

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 10:57
September 1, 2016Supercomputing Model Provides Insights from Higher Wind and Solar Generation in the Eastern Power Grid

A new study from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) used high-performance computing capabilities and innovative visualization tools to model, in unprecedented detail, how the power grid of the eastern United States could operationally accommodate higher levels of wind and solar photovoltaic generation. The analysis considered scenarios of up to 30 percent annual penetration of wind and solar.

Regional safety initiative’s fifth year continues growth and offerings

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 10:42
September 1, 2016Regional safety initiative’s fifth year continues growth and offerings

Oak Ridge’s EM program is participating in this month’s Safety Fest TN, an annual safety training event for the region’s workplaces. Now in its fifth year, the event provides an extensive list of free safety and health training opportunities in Oak Ridge and Knoxville from September 12-16.

Winner Announced for FEMP JUMP Call for Innovation

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 10:41
September 1, 2016Winner Announced for FEMP JUMP Call for Innovation

At the Energy Exchange 2016 earlier this month, the Department of Energy's (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and Building Technologies Office (BTO) announced the winner of the FEMP JUMP technology challenge to identify underutilized new or recently-commercialized building technology solutions. Retrofit Originality Incorporated was selected for their high efficiency dehumidification system (HEDS) proposal, which outlined a unique, innovative, and potentially impactful technology for both the federal and private sectors.

Winner Announced for FEMP JUMP Call for Innovation

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 10:13
September 1, 2016Winner Announced for FEMP JUMP Call for Innovation

At the Energy Exchange 2016 earlier this month, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and Building Technologies Office (BTO) announced the winner of the FEMP JUMP technology challenge to identify underutilized new or recently commercialized building technology solutions.