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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
EERE’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office launched a national emergency response training resource in February. The new resource is the brainchild of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the California Fuel Cell Partnership. This free resource will serve as a first responder-training repository filled with the most current and accurate information on hydrogen and fuel cells.