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May 5, 2014
Dayakar Devaru, University of West Virginia graduate student, named Outstanding IAC Engineering Student for his contributions to more than 100 energy-efficiency Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) initiative assessments. | Photo courtesy of University of West Virginia
Industrial Assessment Center Awards: Recognizing Excellence in Future Energy Leaders

First-ever IAC Outstanding Student and Distinguished Alumni awards honor current and former students who are making big strides at improving energy efficiency at our nation’s manufacturing facilities.

April 10, 2014
Better Buildings, Better Plants: Volvo Boosting Energy Efficiency at Truck Manufacturing Facility

Find out how Volvo Group North America has achieved energy savings at its New River facility in Virginia as part of the Energy Department's Better Buildings, Better Plants program.

April 9, 2014
Green light reflection from a low-oxygen environment, 3D-printer laser deposition of metal powder alloys. 
| Photo courtesy of Critical Materials Institute, Ames Laboratory
Additive Manufacturing Meets the Critical Materials Shortage

Find out how the Energy Department's Advanced Manufacturing Office is working to address potential shortages of critical materials through additive manufacturing, or 3D printing.

April 8, 2014
ZF North America used Alabama E3 funding to create a recycling program that saves more than $100,000 a year in trash pickup and landfill fees. Pictured here are workers in the Tuscaloosa location, which provides Mercedes with complete axle systems. | Photo courtesy of ZF North America, Inc.
Local Program Helps Alabama Manufacturers Add Jobs, Reduce Waste and Increase Profits

Alabama manufacturers are incorporating energy-saving measures into their operations to help grow their businesses.

March 25, 2014
Additive manufacturing is just one of several technologies that are being advanced by the Energy Department’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative, which aims  to strengthen U.S. competitiveness in the production of clean energy products | Photo by Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Join Us for the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative’s Western Regional Summit

The Energy Department is organizing regional summits around the country to expand its partnerships, share resources and successes, and refine its strategy to boost U.S. competitiveness in clean energy manufacturing. Learn more about the CEMI Western Regional Summit in San Francisco on April 17 and find out how to register for the event.

February 26, 2014
Pete Johnson inspects the blades of a wind turbine at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s National Wind Technology Center in Boulder, Colorado. Advanced fiber-reinforced polymer composite materials can help make wind turbine blades stronger and lighter. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Lighter and Stronger: Improving Clean Energy Technologies Through Advanced Composites

New institute aims to drive down the manufacturing costs and support the widespread use of advanced fiber-reinforced polymer composites.

February 7, 2014
Oxidized fibers move to a high temperature furnace, where material is converted into carbon fiber at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Carbon Fiber Technology Facility (CFTC). The CFTC enables companies to test low-cost carbon fiber for use in several industries including the clean energy sector. | Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Carbon Fiber and Clean Energy: 4 Uses for Industry

From strengthening wind blades to lightening vehicles, find out how carbon fiber is making clean energy technologies more efficient, durable and reliable.

January 29, 2014
During the State of the Union address, President Obama highlighted how the U.S. is a global leader in solar energy. | Photo by Pete Souza, White House.
#YearofAction: Growing the Clean Energy Economy

Highlighting a few of the ways the Energy Department is working to achieve the President's goals by growing the clean energy economy.

January 21, 2014
Manufacturing Blog
INFOGRAPHIC: Wide Bandgap Semiconductors

Breakthrough material technology called wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors can help reduce the amount of wasted heat, boost energy efficiency, improve reliability, reduce cost, and decrease system size in existing and future power electronics.

January 15, 2014
Next-Generation Power Electronics: Reducing Energy Waste and Powering the Future

From unleashing more powerful and energy-efficient laptops, cell phones and motors, to shrinking utility-scale inverters from 8,000 pound substations to the size of a suitcase, wide bandgap semiconductors could be one of the keys to our clean energy future.

January 6, 2014
Manufacturing Spotlight: Boosting American Competitiveness

Find out how the Energy Department is helping bring new clean energy technologies to the marketplace and make manufacturing processes more energy efficient.

November 15, 2013
Secretary Moniz Joins President Obama in Visit to Cleveland High-Strength Steel Factory

Secretary Moniz and President Obama toured a high-strength steel plant in Cleveland, Ohio where the President spoke about manufacturing, the economy, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

October 21, 2013
Learn how combined heat and power could strengthen U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, lower energy consumption and reduce harmful emissions. | Infographic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Combined Heat and Power

Combined heat and power could help U.S. manufacturers save money, lower their energy consumption and reduce harmful emissions. Find out more about this type of energy-efficient power generation.

June 4, 2013
Using funding from the Energy Department, Philips Lumileds developed the LUXEON S1000 -- a commercial LED product used in outdoor street and parking lot lighting. While small, this chip is the heart of the light and as of June 2012 was brighter than a 60-watt light bulb. | Photo courtesy of Philips Lumileds.
Top 8 Things You Didn’t Know About LEDs

Counting down the top facts about light-emitting diodes. Read on to test your LED knowledge.

November 1, 2010
Randy Turk, Elyria Site Manager; Rep. Betty Sutton (OH); Frank Bozich, President Catalysts, BASF and Patrick Davis, DOE Program Manager participate in groundbreaking ceremony for BASF battery materials plant in Elyria, Ohio  | Photo Courtesy of Nat Clymer Photography, LLC |
Driving Battery Production in Ohio

Vehicle Technologies Program Manager, Pat Davis, blogs about his most recent visit to Elyria, OH for the groundbreaking of BASF Catalysts, LLC's new cathode material production facility.

July 27, 2010
Turbine blades being delivered to Kahuku. | Courtesy of First Wind
Kahuku Wind to Power 7,700 Oahu Homes

The Energy Department’s Loan Programs Office announces a $117 million loan guarantee through the Recovery Act for the Kahuku Wind Power Project in Hawaii. A project Secretary Chu calls “another example of America’s leadership in the global clean energy economy.”