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  • Jon Weers (left), Debbie Brodt-Giles (center), and Kristen Honey were among the 16 recipients of Energy Innovation Awards at the networking breakfast before the first-ever Energy Open Data Roundtable on April 29 in Washington, D.C. | <em>Photo by Mike Mueller for the Energy Department</em>
    First-Ever Energy Open Data Roundtable Catalyzes Value of Big Data Revolution for Energy Sector

    May 1, 2015 3:10 PM

    To further unlock the value of its data for public good, the U.S. Department of Energy co-sponsored its first-ever Energy Open Data Roundtable with The Center for Open Data Enterprise on April 29 in Washington, D.C. The Energy Roundtable convened approximately 60 energy data leaders, including participants from the White House, other federal agencies, national laboratories, non-profit organizations, and private industry.

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  • Grand Junction's CNG station fuels the city's fleets and county buses and is available to fuel public vehicles as well. Pictured above, a Grand Valley Transit bus is preparing to refuel.
    City in Colorado Fueling Vehicles with Gas Produced from Wastewater Treatment Facility

    April 29, 2015 6:05 PM

    The western Colorado town of Grand Junction is fueling city vehicles with compressed natural gas (CNG) that was produced from biogas at their water treatment facility and is then shipped to a public fueling station nearby. Similar to other wastewater treatment and manufacturing facilities, Grand Junction’s Persigo Plant uses an anaerobic digester to break down organic matter in the sewage and produces bio-methane gas as a byproduct. The bio-methane gas is then cleaned and treated to meet transportation fuel quality standards.

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    EERE Successes: Highlighting the Positive Impacts of EERE

    April 29, 2015 3:45 PM

    This collection of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) success stories highlights the positive impact of its work with businesses, industry partners, universities, research labs, and other entities to increase the use and effectiveness of affordable renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

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