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3D Printing Comes of Age

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 17:25
div class=dateSeptember 19, 2014/diva href=/eere/amo/articles/3d-printing-comes-age class=title-linkspan3D Printing Comes of Age/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pThe highlight of this year's International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), held earlier in September at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL, was the electric car produced live during the Show. More than 110,000 people witnessed the representatives from Cincinnati Incorporated, Local Motors, and the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee print the working electric car layer by layer using carbon fiber reinforced polymer composite./p /div/div/div

AMO Issues Request for Information on Clean Energy Manufacturing Topics, Including Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Applications

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:29
div class=dateSeptember 19, 2014/diva href=/eere/fuelcells/articles/amo-issues-request-information-clean-energy-manufacturing-topics-including class=title-linkspanAMO Issues Request for Information on Clean Energy Manufacturing Topics, Including Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Applications/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pThe AMO seeks information on mid-Technology Readiness Level Ramp;D needs, market challenges, supply chain challenges, and shared facility needs addressing clean energy manufacturing topics, including the fuel cell and hydrogen sectors./p /div/div/div

Departments of the Navy, Energy and Agriculture Invest in Construction of Three Biorefineries to Produce Drop-In Biofuel for Military

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:10
div class=dateSeptember 19, 2014/diva href=/articles/departments-navy-energy-and-agriculture-invest-construction-three-biorefineries-produce class=title-linkspanDepartments of the Navy, Energy and Agriculture Invest in Construction of Three Biorefineries to Produce Drop-In Biofuel for Military/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pAs part of a 2011 Presidential directive, the Departments of Navy, Energy, and Agriculture announced today that three companies have been awarded contracts to construct and commission biorefineries capable of producing “drop-in” biofuels to meet the transportation needs of the military and private sector./p /div/div/div

National Science Foundation/FCTO Memorandum of Understanding Enables Increased Renewable Hydrogen RD

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:54
div class=dateSeptember 19, 2014/diva href=/eere/fuelcells/articles/national-science-foundationfcto-memorandum-understanding-enables-increased class=title-linkspanNational Science Foundation/FCTO Memorandum of Understanding Enables Increased Renewable Hydrogen Ramp;D/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pIn support of a Memorandum of Understanding between the DOE’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office and the National Science Foundation (NSF), NSF has awarded $2.77 million to four teams to investigate renewable hydrogen fuel technologies./p /div/div/div

Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, a Top White House National Security Council Official, Confirmed as Deputy Secretary of Department of Energy

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:54
div class=dateSeptember 18, 2014/diva href=/articles/dr-elizabeth-sherwood-randall-top-white-house-national-security-council-official-confirmed class=title-linkspanDr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, a Top White House National Security Council Official, Confirmed as Deputy Secretary of Department of Energy/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pDr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday, September 18, 2014, as the Department of Energy’s Deputy Secretary./p /div/div/div

Advanced Manufacturing Office Update, September 2014

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:34
div class=dateSeptember 18, 2014/diva href=/eere/amo/articles/advanced-manufacturing-office-update-september-2014 class=title-linkspanAdvanced Manufacturing Office Update, September 2014/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd h4In This Issue/h4 h5 /h5 h5Featured Article/h5 ullia href=#featureVeterans Receive Valuable Advanced Manufacturing Training under AMO-Sponsored Internship/a/li /ulh5Partners in the Spotlight/h5 ullia href=#WRAIowa Water and Wastewater Operators Seek SEP Certification in New Pilot Program/a/li lia href=#DarigoldDarigold Steps Up to the Better Plants Challenge/a/li lia href=#VelocysVelocys Advances Small-Scale Gas-to-Liquid Technology with AMO Support/a/li/ul/div/div/div

DOE Announces Webinars on Successful Project Financing Mechanisms, the High Performance Outdoor Lighting Accelerator, and More

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 15:34
div class=dateSeptember 18, 2014/diva href=/eere/articles/doe-announces-webinars-successful-project-financing-mechanisms-high-performance class=title-linkspanDOE Announces Webinars on Successful Project Financing Mechanisms, the High Performance Outdoor Lighting Accelerator, and More/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pEERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts./p /div/div/div

Collegiate Wind Competition 2016 Notice of Intent

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:33
div class=dateSeptember 18, 2014/diva href=/eere/wind/articles/collegiate-wind-competition-2016-notice-intent class=title-linkspanCollegiate Wind Competition 2016 Notice of Intent/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pDOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has announced that it will release a request for proposals seeking teams of undergraduate students to participate in the 2016 DOE Collegiate Wind Competition./p /div/div/div

Energy Department Announces $2 Million to Support Manufacturing of Taller Wind Turbine Towers

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:38
div class=dateSeptember 18, 2014/diva href=/eere/articles/energy-department-announces-2-million-support-manufacturing-taller-wind-turbine-towers class=title-linkspanEnergy Department Announces $2 Million to Support Manufacturing of Taller Wind Turbine Towers/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pThe Energy Department today announced $2 million for two organizations that will advance technologies to harness stronger winds available at higher heights, potentially increasing the amount of clean, renewable electricity the nation produces./p /div/div/div

White House Highlights New DOE Measures to Advance Renewable Energy Deployment and Increase Energy Efficiency

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:30
div class=dateSeptember 18, 2014/diva href=/articles/white-house-highlights-new-doe-measures-advance-renewable-energy-deployment-and-increase class=title-linkspanWhite House Highlights New DOE Measures to Advance Renewable Energy Deployment and Increase Energy Efficiency/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pWASHINGTON - Building on the President’s Climate Action Plan and the Administration’s effort to diversify our energy portfolio and cut energy waste, the Energy Department today announced a series of executive actions to expand the deployment of renewable energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions. Altogether, these measures will bring the U.S. closer to its clean energy future, while protecting the environment and helping Americans save money by saving energy./p /div/div/div

Energy Department Announces Indoor Lighting Winners of Next Generation Luminaires™ Solid-State Lighting Design Competition

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 17:45
div class=dateSeptember 17, 2014/diva href=/eere/articles/energy-department-announces-indoor-lighting-winners-next-generation-luminaires-solid class=title-linkspanEnergy Department Announces Indoor Lighting Winners of Next Generation Luminaires™ Solid-State Lighting Design Competition/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pAs part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to reduce energy waste in U.S. buildings and help save Americans money by saving energy, the Energy Department today announced the winners of the sixth annual Next Generation LuminairesTM (NGL) design competition for indoor lighting at the LED Show in Los Angeles./p /div/div/div

EERE Assistant Secretary and BETO Director Confirmed Speakers for Algae Biomass Summit

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:33
div class=dateSeptember 17, 2014/diva href=/eere/bioenergy/articles/eere-assistant-secretary-and-beto-director-confirmed-speakers-algae-biomass class=title-linkspanEERE Assistant Secretary and BETO Director Confirmed Speakers for Algae Biomass Summit/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pDr. David Danielson, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Jonathan Male, Director of the Bioenergy Technologies Office, will be speaking at the Algae Biomass Summit, September 29–October 2, 2014 in San Diego, California./p /div/div/div

Energy Department Takes Major Steps to Increase U.S. Energy Productivity and Manufacturing

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:44
div class=dateSeptember 17, 2014/diva href=/articles/energy-department-takes-major-steps-increase-us-energy-productivity-and-manufacturing class=title-linkspanEnergy Department Takes Major Steps to Increase U.S. Energy Productivity and Manufacturing/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pThe Department of Energy today announced expansions of its Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative in support of the American manufacturing sector and a new initiative to support President Obama’s goal of doubling energy productivity by 2030./p /div/div/div

Energy Secretary Moniz Showcases National Laboratories on the Hill

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 15:00
div class=dateSeptember 16, 2014/diva href=/articles/energy-secretary-moniz-showcases-national-laboratories-hill class=title-linkspanEnergy Secretary Moniz Showcases National Laboratories on the Hill/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pToday, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz joined Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) for National Lab Day on the Hill./p /div/div/div

DOE Issues Agency Information Collection Extension for OE-417 Form in the Federal Register

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 17:27
div class=dateSeptember 15, 2014/diva href=/oe/articles/doe-issues-agency-information-collection-extension-oe-417-form-federal-register class=title-linkspanDOE Issues Agency Information Collection Extension for OE-417 Form in the Federal Register /span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pThe Department of Energy (DOE) has issued an a href=/sites/prod/files/2014/09/f18/OE-417%20Federal%20Register%20Notice%202014-21954.pdfAgency Information Collection Extension in the Federal Register/a, notifying the public of an information collection extension and requesting public comments on the revised Form OE–417 ‘‘Electric Emergency Incident and Disturbance Report’’, which is used to report electric emergency incidents and disturbances to the DOE./p/div/div/div

NETL Releases Hydraulic Fracturing Study

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 14:00
div class=dateSeptember 15, 2014/diva href=/fe/articles/netl-releases-hydraulic-fracturing-study class=title-linkspanNETL Releases Hydraulic Fracturing Study/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pThe U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has released a technical report on the results of a limited field study that monitored a hydraulic fracturing operation in Greene County, PA for upward fracture growth out of the target zone and upward gas and fluid migration. Results indicate that under the conditions of this study, for this specific location, fracture growth ceased more than 5,000 feet below drinking water aquifers and there was no detectable upward migration of gas or fluids from the hydraulically-fractured Marcellus Shale./p /div/div/div

SNL Issues Notice of Intent to Release a Request for Quotation for a Hydrogen Station Test Device

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:33
div class=dateSeptember 12, 2014/diva href=/eere/fuelcells/articles/snl-issues-notice-intent-release-request-quotation-hydrogen-station-test-device class=title-linkspanSNL Issues Notice of Intent to Release a Request for Quotation for a Hydrogen Station Test Device/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pIn support of DOE's Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Research and Station Technology (H2FIRST) project launched in April 2014, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has posted a notice of intent to issue a Request for Quotation for hydrogen station equipment performance testing device fabrication./p /div/div/div

Draft Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance Available for Public Comment

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:09
div class=dateSeptember 12, 2014/diva href=/oe/articles/draft-energy-sector-cybersecurity-framework-implementation-guidance-available-public class=title-linkspanDraft Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance Available for Public Comment/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pThe Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Notice of Public Comment in the Federal Register, inviting the public to comment on DOE's Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance. The document is available for a 30 day comment period./p /div/div/div

Draft Voluntary Code of Conduct Available for Public Comment

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:30
div class=dateSeptember 12, 2014/diva href=/oe/articles/draft-voluntary-code-conduct-available-public-comment class=title-linkspanDraft Voluntary Code of Conduct Available for Public Comment/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pThe Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Notice of Public Comment in the Federal Register, inviting the public to comment on DOE’s draft Voluntary Code of Conduct which addresses data privacy surrounding smart grid technologies. Comments must be received on or before October 14, 2014./p /div/div/div

DOE Announces Webinars on Compressed Natural Gas Infrastructure, an Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign, and More

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:24
div class=dateSeptember 11, 2014/diva href=/eere/articles/doe-announces-webinars-compressed-natural-gas-infrastructure-advanced-rooftop-unit class=title-linkspanDOE Announces Webinars on Compressed Natural Gas Infrastructure, an Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign, and More/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pEERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts./p /div/div/div

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