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September 27, 2016
Photo from Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.
Fond du Lac Band Poised to Double 2020 Clean Energy Goal

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians (the Band) held a ceremony celebrating the completion of a 1-megawatt (MW) solar project on the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation in Cloquet, Minnesota, on Aug. 23, 2016.

June 1, 2016
Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study: Demonstration House of Cold-Climate Solutions for Affordable Housing

This project aimed to help Urban Homeworks, which is a nonprofit developer, become familiar with three DOE BA performance measures, the installation processes, and the impacts and benefits of each. To maximize efficiency of application and address budget issues, the team worked with Urban Homeworks to identify ways to use volunteers and construction training programs to install the measures. An open invitation to visit the job site was extended to other nonprofit developers and industry partners to encourage dialog about the systems during live installation.

December 3, 2015
CX-100414 Categorical Exclusion Determination

Highly Active, Durable, and Ultra-low PGM NSTF Thin Film ORR Catalysts and Supports
Award Number: DE-FOA-0007270
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
Fuel Cell Technologies Office
Date: 12/03/2015
Location(s): MN
Office(s): Golden Field Office

July 2, 2015
The Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Native Students Share Ideas on STEM Education, Get Hands-On Experience

On Tuesday, June 30, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Director Chris Deschene joined other Native American leaders and federal officials at the Science Museum of Minnesota at an event organized to encourage Native students to pursue studies and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

June 19, 2015
EIS-0499: Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Great Northern Transmission Line Project, Minnesota

May 29, 2015
TerraCaps provide a novel method of encapsulating molten salt for increased thermal heat storage. 10- to 15-millimeter capsules provide high heat transfer surface. A void in the capsule accommodates the expansion of salt as it melts. Image from Terrafore
EERE Success Story—Terrafore: Thermal Storage gets a "Hole in One"

Sometimes great things come in small packages. In the case of developing ways to more efficiently store solar energy, they come in tiny capsules. With support from a SunShot Baseload Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Generation award, Terrafore has pioneered a new method to improve storage efficiency and reduce the cost of energy delivered from CSP plants.

"SunShot has played a major role in this achievement," says Terrafore CTO Anoop Mathur. "We're a very small company and without SunShot, this could not have been done."

April 21, 2015
2015 NCAI Mid-Year Conference

The National Congress of American Indians is hosting their annual mid-year conference in St. Paul, Minnesota, on June 28-July 1, 2015. This event features subcommittee meetings, booths, and more.

January 6, 2015
CX-100166 Categorical Exclusion Determination

Lactic Acid Producing Methanotrophic Bacteria (LPMB) for Biological Upgrading of Biomethane
Award Number: DE-EE0006876
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.15
Bioenergy Technologies Office
Date: 01/06/2015
Location(s): MN
Office(s): Golden Field Office

October 20, 2014
Leading the Charge: Chairman Vig Champions Progress, Sustainability

A photo of Chairman Vig.Change doesn’t happen on its own. It’s led by dedicated and passionate people who are committed to empowering Indian Country to energize future generations. Leading the Charge is a regular feature spotlighting the movers and shakers in energy on tribal lands.

September 9, 2014
#WomenInSTEM: Making a Cleaner Future

Our latest #WomenInSTEM profile's career is like "a real-life videogame" -- while leaving a cleaner future for her son.