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June 11, 2015
These are how the nano-wires appear after the battery has gone through 10 charge-discharge cycles.
EERE Success Story—Battery Company Puts New Nanowire Technology into Production

A battery company supported by the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) has an agreement to manufacture silicon nanowire material for lithium-ion batteries on a commercial scale for the first time.  OneD Materials, which had a project from 2011 to 2014 with VTO, recently signed a production license and agreement with EaglePicher Technologies, a U.S.

June 10, 2015
With around one thousand active satellites and the tens of thousands of pieces of space junk orbiting Earth, space is getting exceedingly crowded. Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Lab are working on a system that could help prevent collisions in space. | Graphic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
Preventing Space Traffic Jams

With space getting exceedingly crowded, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Lab are working on a system that could help prevent collisions in space.

June 4, 2015
CX-100287 Categorical Exclusion Determination

Hydro Research Foundation University Research Awards - HRF - University of California Berkeley
Award Number: DE-EE0002668/EE0006506
CX(s) Applied: A9, A11
Water Power Program
Date: 06/04/2015
Location(s): CA
Office(s): Golden Field Office

May 28, 2015
EERE Success Story—First-ever Hydropower Market Report Covers Hydropower Generation Infrastructure

The Energy Department’s 2014 Hydropower Market Report was released last month in an effort to provide taxpayers and industry professionals with a snapshot of the growing hydropower industry in the United States. The first-ever report details data collected over the past decade and highlights the continued trend of bolstering the U.S. hydropower fleet and its energy capacity.

May 28, 2015
Notice of LEHR CERCLA Five-Year Review

Notice of LEHR CERCLA Five-Year Review

May 19, 2015
EERE Success Story—Bioenergy Technologies Office R&D with University of California San Diego Results in First Algae Surfboard

Fossil-fuel derived polyurethane products may not be in demand in the coming years thanks to algae researchers. A joint research and development investment from the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technology Office to the biotech firm Solazyme and the University of California San Diego’s (UCSD) California Center for Algae Biotechnology has resulted in the world’s first surfboard made from algae byproducts.

May 18, 2015
CX-100240 Categorical Exclusion Determination

Development and Productization of High-Efficiency, Low-Cost Building-Integrated Photovoltaic Shingles Using Monocrystalline Silicon Thin Film Solar Cells
Award Number: DE-EE0005436
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
Solar Energy Technologies Office
Date: 05/18/2015
Location(s): CA
Office(s): Golden Field Office

May 18, 2015
CX-100239 Categorical Exclusion Determination

Waste to Wisdom: Utilizing forest residues for the production of bioenergy and biobased products
Award Number: DE-EE0006297
CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.15
Bioenergy Technologies Office
Date: 05/18/2015
Location(s): CA
Office(s): Golden Field Office

May 15, 2015
CX-100243 Categorical Exclusion Determination

Design and Synthesis of Materials with High Capacities for Hydrogen Physisorption
Award Number: DE-EE0007048
CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B3.15, B1.31
Fuel Cell Technologies Office
Date: 05/15/2015
Location(s): CA
Office(s): Golden Field Office

April 24, 2015
EERE Success Story—EPA and DOE Honor 2015 Energy Star Partners of the Year, Recognizing Leadership and Action in Energy Efficiency, Featuring Better Buildings Challenge

128 businesses and organizations in 33 states across the nation, are being honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy with the Energy Star’s Partner of the Year award. Recognized for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment, these awardees prevented more than 300 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and reduced utility bills for Americans by $34 billion.