National and Regional Initiatives to Promote Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Through State Energy Offices Award Number: DE-EE0004556 CX(s) Applied: A9, A11 Weatherization & Intergovernmental Programs Office Date: 09/08/2015 Location(s): VA Office(s): Golden Field Office
Sweet Hydrogen: High-yield Production of Hydrogen from Biomass Sugars Catalyzed by in vitro Synthetic Biosystems Award Number: DE-EE0006968 CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Fuel Cell Technologies Office Date: 05/21/2015 Location(s): VA Office(s): Golden Field Office
Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready home in Charlottesville, VA, that achieves a HERS 33 without PV. The 2,572-ft2 custom home with daylight basement, has 2x6 advanced framed walls filled with R-21 cellulose plus 2-in. rigid mineral wool insulation over the plywood sheathing, 4-in. rigid EPS under the slab, 2 in. rigid EPS on foundation walls, R-70 blown cellulose in the vented attic, triple-pane windows, two slim-duct heat pumps with short ducts for heating and cooling, and a heat-pump water heater.
This meeting was the second meeting of the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories (Commission). The Commission members heard opening remarks by Co-Chairs TJ Glauthier and Jared Cohon.
The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) at the Department of Energy aims to identify and address key technical barriers to the commercial deployment of liquid transportation fuels from waste feedstocks. As a part of this effort, BETO is organizing a Waste-to-Energy Roadmapping workshop. Workshop participants will join facilitated breakout sessions to discuss anaerobic digestion, hydrothermal liquefaction, and other processes that make productive use of wastewater residuals, biosolids, foodstuffs, and organic municipal solid waste. These discussions will be synthesized and used in developing a waste-to-energy technology roadmap.