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April 25, 2014
Superior Ecotech's  technology uses algae to convert carbon dioxide resulting from brewing beer into omega-3 oils, which lowers carbon emissions for craft breweries. The team’s long-term goal is to use its algae oils to produce clean, cost-effective, and renewable biofuels. | Photo courtesy of Superior Ecotech
Superior Ecotech Wins University of Colorado Cleantech New Venture Challenge

Competing on its home turf, Superior Ecotech won the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Cleantech New Venture Challenge—one of six regional contests that make up the Energy Department's National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.

April 25, 2014
<strong>UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL</strong> Back row: Isaac Grulon, Dean Kennedy, Erika Sjoberg, Albert Andino, Robert Leboeuf, Gregory Lennartz, Michael Dube. Middle row: David Phung, Jigar Patel, Alexandre Sampaio, Patrick Logan, Jeffrey Chung, Peter Jones. Front row: Parth Patel, Donna DiBattista, Meaghan Riley, Michael Schaefer. Not pictured: Christopher Daly, Erik Anderson. Credit: David Willis
The Collegiate Wind Competition Is Approaching Fast: Meet the Teams

In just two weeks, student teams representing colleges and universities across the country will compete in the Energy Department’s first ever Collegiate Wind Competition. Meet five of the 10 teams and learn about their innovative designs and ideas for advancing wind energy technologies.

April 24, 2014
The Energy Innovation Laboratory at the Energy Department’s Idaho National Laboratory was dedicated earlier this week. The new facility enables researchers to tackle some of the most pressing challenges in advanced clean energy and related environmental science. | Photo courtesy of Idaho National Laboratory
NE & EERE Working Together: 5 Facts About the New Energy Innovation Lab at Idaho National Laboratory

Through the facility, the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Office of Nuclear Energy are working side-by-side to solve shared energy challenges such as systems integration, energy productivity, and grid optimization.

April 23, 2014
Shreveport, Louisiana's first public heavy duty CNG fueling station officially opened on Earth Day. | Photo courtesy of Ivan Smith Furniture
Louisiana Company Makes Switch to CNG, Helps Transform Local Fuel Supplies

With support from the State of Louisiana and the Energy Department, Shreveport's first public heavy duty CNG fueling station officially opened on Earth Day.

April 23, 2014
The Energy Department has several free resources that help educators teach students about clean energy including (clockwise, from top left) the <a href="http://energy.gov/eere/education/downloads/get-free-copy-energy-literacy-framework">Energy Literacy Framework</a>,  the <em>Get Current</em> <a href="http://www1.eere.energy.gov/education/pdfs/coloringbook_2010.pdf">Coloring Book</a>, <a href="http://www1.eere.energy.gov/education/pdfs/activitybook_2010.pdf">Energy Awareness Activity Book</a>, and <a href="http://www1.eere.energy.gov/education/pdfs/energyactionlist.pdf">Energy Action Checklist</a>.
USA Science and Engineering Festival: Inspiring and Educating the Clean Energy Workforce of Tomorrow

The Energy Department is helping the nation's future STEM workforce (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) explore energy literacy at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the event and how you can participate.

April 18, 2014
KAir Battery won the Southwest region of the Energy Department’s National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition for their large-scale stationary battery. | Photo courtesy of KAir Battery
KAir Battery Wins Southwest Regional Clean Energy Business Plan Competition

KAir Battery, a student team from Ohio State University, won the Southwest region of the Energy Department’s National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition for their innovative potassium-air stationary batteries that could be used for renewable energy systems.

April 17, 2014
Upgrades such as new energy efficient lighting have helped slash energy use at the RiverCentre parking ramp in St. Paul, Minnesota by 50%. | Photo courtesy of City of St. Paul
St. Paul Parking Ramp Serves as a Model for Sustainability

Energy upgrade projects, through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program, helps slash energy use by 50%, saving thousands of dollars annually.

April 16, 2014
Riding the Clean Energy Wave: New Projects Aim to Improve Water Power Devices

The Energy Department announces two projects as part of a larger effort to deploy innovative technologies for clean, domestic power generation from water power resources.

April 14, 2014
Dr. David Danielson,  Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (second from left), tours FLEXLAB with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory officials in California today. FLEXLAB is the only facility in the nation that allows researchers and industry partners to conduct full-scale outdoor tests of integrated building systems in a fully reconfigurable “plug-in-play” space.  | Photo courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Innovative Facility Kicks Off First Experiment to Transform Building Energy Performance

Find out how the Energy Department is working to improve the energy efficiency, design, construction and operation of high-performance commercial buildings through research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's new FLEXLAB, Facility for Low Energy Experiments in Buildings.

April 14, 2014
The Final Countdown: 10 Schools Set to Face Off at Collegiate Wind Competition

The champions of both the men's and women's college basketball tournaments were crowned last week, but there’s another important competition on the horizon that could help America win the clean energy game. Find out how the Collegiate Wind Competition in May will enable the nation’s future scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs to continue advancing the wind energy industry.