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June 2, 2014
Black Pine Engineering

Black Pine Engineering is commercializing a disruptive technology in the turbomachinery industry. Using a patented woven composite construction, Black Pine Engineering can make turbomachines (turbines, compressors) that are cheaper and lighter than competing technologies. Using this technology, Black Pine Engineering will sell turbo-compressors which solve the problem of wasted steam in geothermal power plants.

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May 9, 2014
API ships first RIN-qualified cellulosic ethanol from their Alpena Biorefinery. Photo: Alex Wisniewski
Breakthrough in Bioenergy: American Process Sells First RIN-qualified Cellulosic Ethanol Shipment

Imagine powering a plane or car with fuels made from grasses, wood, or other plant residues. This type of fuel, called cellulosic ethanol, has the potential to be a major source of renewable fuel for America’s transportation fleets.

December 1, 2013
Rapid Freeform Sheet Metal Forming

This project will develop RApid Freeform Sheet Metal Forming Technology (RAFFT) in an industrial environment based on Double Sided Incremental Forming (DSIF) to produce industrial parts within one week while also satisfying dimensional accuracy, surface finish, and cycle time.

November 22, 2013
As part of the 21st Century Truck Partnership, the Army will demonstrate technology that converts waste heat from an exhaust system to electricity used in its Stryker vehicle. | Photo courtesy of U.S. Army
Top U.S. Automakers Collaborate to Improve Heavy-Duty Freight Efficiency

The 21st Century Truck Partnership aims to improve the fuel efficiency of heavy duty-freight vehicles in existing and future fleets throughout the country. The partnership includes 15 heavy-duty engine, truck, and bus manufacturers, four federal agencies and 12 national laboratories.

June 18, 2013
Audit Report: OAS-RA-13-25

The Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program Funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for the State of Michigan

March 28, 2013
Together, the five newest National Parks Initiative projects will save the equivalent of nearly 10,000 gallons of gasoline and 71 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
National Parks Move Transportation Forward in America’s Great Outdoors

Learn how the Energy Department's Clean Cities is helping National Parks across the country reduce air pollution and lower fuel costs.

March 8, 2013
FedEx, a National Clean Fleets partner, is expanding its advanced technology vehicle fleets in Kansas and Michigan with the support of Clean Cities projects in those states. | Photo courtesy of Jonathan Burton, NREL.
National Clean Fleets Partners Get the Best of Both Worlds with Hybrid Vehicles

National Clean Fleets partners are investing in hybrid vehicles to reduce their oil use, vehicle emissions and fuel costs.

February 8, 2013
Special Report: OAS-RA-13-10

The Department of Energy's Management of the Award of a $150 Million Recovery Act Grant to LG Chem Michigan Inc

January 22, 2013
Kent County Correctional Facility is saving energy and money with a new closed-loop geothermal system. | Photo courtesy of Kent County Administrator's Office.
A Michigan County Unearths Savings with Geothermal Energy

Learn how Kent County, Michigan, is saving energy and money by using renewable energy.

November 29, 2012
With help from the Clean Cities National Parks Initiative, Grand Teton National Park was able to purchase hybrid electric vehicles, which the park's Wildlife Brigade use to spark discussions about emission and fuel efficiency. | Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.
54.5 MPG and Beyond: Hybridization Moves Vehicles Forward

Next up in our series on fuel economy: Why two engines in a vehicle can be better than one.