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Annual U.S. Transmission Data Review Now Available

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 17:20
August 27, 2015Annual U.S. Transmission Data Review Now Available

OE has released the Annual U.S. Transmission Data Review, its annual compilation of transmission-related data focusing on six areas: transmission infrastructure, reliability, utilization, constraints, planning, and economic congestion. This data, which is gathered from publicly-available sources, is used to inform various DOE analyses, including OE’s triennial transmission congestion studies. Until now, there has not been a single, inclusive, and authoritative annual transmission data summary that analysts can turn to readily. Over time, this summary may be broadened in scope if additional sources of transmission data become available.

Energy Department Awards up to $4 Million to Develop Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 13:23
August 27, 2015Energy Department Awards up to $4 Million to Develop Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts

The Energy Department today announced two additional projects selected to receive up to $4 million to develop next-generation biofuels that will help reduce the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels from biomass.

Energy Department Announces up to $4 Million for 2017 and 2019 Solar Decathlon Program Administrator

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 17:19
August 26, 2015Energy Department Announces up to $4 Million for 2017 and 2019 Solar Decathlon Program Administrator

In support of President Obama's commitment to a clean energy future, the Energy Department today announced up to $4 million in funding available to one recipient to organize, manage, and conduct the Solar Decathlon competitions in 2017 and 2019. This funding will support the Department’s commitment to improving the nation's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education efforts, and to building a more knowledge-intensive workforce.

Energy Department Opens Competition to Select Student Teams for Solar Decathlon 2017

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 17:05
August 26, 2015Energy Department Opens Competition to Select Student Teams for Solar Decathlon 2017

In support of President Obama’s commitment to a clean energy workforce, the Energy Department today announced for the first time that up to $2 million in prize money will be awarded to collegiate teams selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017. Colleges, universities, and other post-secondary educational institutions are welcome to submit proposals, which are reviewed, scored, and ranked based on a merit review process.

Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Innovative Technologies for Bioenergy Technologies Incubator 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 14:58
August 26, 2015Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Innovative Technologies for Bioenergy Technologies Incubator 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement

The Energy Department today announced up to $10 million in funding to advance the production of advanced biofuels, substitutes for petroleum-based feedstocks and bioproducts made from renewable, non-food-based biomass, such as algae, agricultural residues, and woody biomass. This work supports the Energy Department’s efforts to make drop-in biofuels more accessible and affordable, as well as to meet the cost target equivalent of $3 per gallon of gasoline by 2022.

Leveraging National Lab Capabilities in Fuel Cells and Electrochemical Systems—Phoenix, Arizona

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 13:45
August 26, 2015Leveraging National Lab Capabilities in Fuel Cells and Electrochemical Systems—Phoenix, Arizona

On October 12 and 13, the U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Office will host several events at the Electrochemical Energy Summit 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona, to foster increased collaboration between National Labs and industry.

Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Advance Efficient, Environmentally-Friendly Highway Transportation Technologies

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:51
August 26, 2015Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Advance Efficient, Environmentally-Friendly Highway Transportation Technologies

The Energy Department announced today $10 million for eight incubator projects to develop innovative solutions for efficient and environmentally-friendly vehicle technologies that will help reduce petroleum use in the United States. The funding will go toward projects that pursue breakthrough approaches to providing Americans with greater freedom of mobility and energy security, while lowering costs and reducing environmental impacts.

Expanded Safety Fest 2015 set for September

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 13:35
August 21, 2015Expanded Safety Fest 2015 set for September

Safety Fest TN 2015 offers more than 40 free safety classes. The event is scheduled for September 14-18 with classes at six locations across Oak Ridge and Knoxville. Online registration ends on September 8.

Energy Department Announces $9 Million to Improve Sustainability of Cellulosic Bioenergy Systems

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:00
August 21, 2015Energy Department Announces $9 Million to Improve Sustainability of Cellulosic Bioenergy Systems

The Energy Department today announced up to $9 million for the design of sustainable bioenergy systems that maintain or enhance the environmental and socio-economic sustainability of cellulosic bioenergy through the improvement of feedstock production, logistics systems, and technology development.

Department of Energy Selects U.C. Berkeley to Lead Consortium for U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center’s Energy-Water Track

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 16:03
August 20, 2015Department of Energy Selects U.C. Berkeley to Lead Consortium for U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center’s Energy-Water Track

U.S. Consortium Includes University, Nonprofit, Industry, and National Lab Partners to Collaborate on Energy and Water Security.

DOE to Host Tribal Renewable Energy Development Workshop Sept. 1-3 in Colorado

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 19:38
August 18, 2015DOE to Host Tribal Renewable Energy Development Workshop Sept. 1-3 in Colorado

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is hosting an interactive workshop on developing commercial-scale renewable energy projects on tribal lands Sept. 1–3, 2015, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado.

SBIR/STTR FY16 Phase 1 Release 1 Topics Announced—Includes Hydrogen Production and Fuel Cell Membrane Topics

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 16:55
August 18, 2015SBIR/STTR FY16 Phase 1 Release 1 Topics Announced—Includes Hydrogen Production and Fuel Cell Membrane Topics

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the 2016 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 1 Topics, including hydrogen production from organic waste streams and fuel cell membranes, through the Office of Basic Energy Sciences.

NASEO Announces Request for Proposals for the Energy Markets and Planning Program (E-MAP) - Electric System Modernization Roadmapping Process

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 15:53
August 18, 2015NASEO Announces Request for Proposals for the Energy Markets and Planning Program (E-MAP) - Electric System Modernization Roadmapping Process

The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) today announced a request for proposals from State Energy Offices to commit to a 12-18 month state-led process to develop an electric system modernization roadmap that seeks to address a growing range of interdependent, emerging electricity system and energy market issues. The request is a part of NASEO’s Energy Markets and Planning (E-MAP) Program, which is supported by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. The E-MAP Program is designed to help states develop holistic approaches to advancing the electricity system and related energy infrastructure modernization, resilience, and affordability.

Deadline for DOE Indian Country Working Group Nominations Extended to Aug. 24

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 13:12
August 18, 2015Deadline for DOE Indian Country Working Group Nominations Extended to Aug. 24

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is looking for nominations for elected tribal government officials (or designated tribal government employees with authority to act on behalf of the elected officials) to serve as members of the Indian Country Energy and Infrastructure Working Group (ICEIWG).

Solar Powered Bike Visits the Department of Energy

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 10:40
August 18, 2015Solar Powered Bike Visits the Department of Energy

Marissa Muller set out on a mission to ignite a wellness revolution across America. She successfully travel 3,000+ miles on a solar-powered bicycle, visiting many states along the way and holding meetings to engage locals, encouraging them to take action on improving their physical, mental, social, and enviornmental well-being.

DOE Selects Six University Coal Research Projects for Funding

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 14:31
August 17, 2015DOE Selects Six University Coal Research Projects for Funding

The U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected six projects to receive funding through NETL’s University Coal Research Program, administered by the Crosscutting Research Technology Program. The University Coal Research Program funds research and development at U.S. colleges and universities for coal conversion and utilization.

DOE Selects Nine Projects to Receive Funding for Carbon Storage Intelligent Monitoring and Well Integrity and Mitigation Research

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 10:22
August 17, 2015DOE Selects Nine Projects to Receive Funding for Carbon Storage Intelligent Monitoring and Well Integrity and Mitigation Research

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected nine projects to receive funding to research new CO2 storage technologies devoted to intelligent monitoring systems and advanced well integrity and mitigation approaches through DOE’s Carbon Storage Program.

Energy Department Issues Draft Request For Proposal for the Environmental Management Headquarters Information Technology Services Procurement

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 14:00
August 14, 2015Energy Department Issues Draft Request For Proposal for the Environmental Management Headquarters Information Technology Services Procurement

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (DRFP) for the Environmental Management (EM) Headquarters (HQ) Information Technology (IT) Services procurement.

BETO-Funded Algae Project at NREL Named a Finalist for 2015 R&D 100 Awards

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 16:44
August 13, 2015BETO-Funded Algae Project at NREL Named a Finalist for 2015 R&D 100 Awards

The R&D 100 Awards, presented annually by R&D Magazine, recognize 100 of the most innovative technologies and services of the year across nine categories and are selected by an independent panel of more than 70 judges. In July, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) cyanobacterial bioethylene project was announced as a finalist in the mechanical devices/materials category for the 2015 awards. This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office.

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