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December 22, 2009
Department of Energy to Invest $366M in Energy Innovation Hubs

Funding Opportunity Announcement for Fuels from Sunlight Hub is Issued.

August 1, 2010
What are the Energy Innovation Hubs?

Major multidisciplinary, multi-investigator, multi-institutional integrated research centers, the Hubs are modeled after the forceful centralized scientific management characteristics of the Manhattan Project, Lincoln Lab at MIT that developed radar, and AT&T Bell Laboratories that developed the transistor.

August 1, 2010
Scientists and engineers are working to help the nuclear industry make reactors more efficient through computer modeling and simulation.
Modeling and Simulation for Nuclear Reactors Hub

Scientists and engineers are working hard to create computer simulations that will help the nuclear industry make reactors more efficient.

August 1, 2010
Researchers from across disciplines are working together to create energy and fuels directly from sunlight, and create a process that's economically viable.
Fuels From Sunlight Hub

Energy conversion "machines" that generate fuels directly from sunlight, water and carbon dioxide? This hub is accelerating our innovation in designing solar energy-to-fuel conversion systems with the required efficiency, scalability, and sustainability to be economically viable.

August 24, 2010
Penn State to Lead Philadelphia-Based Team that will Pioneer New Energy-Efficient Building Designs

Research consortium led by Penn State to receive up to $122 million in federal funding for "Energy Innovation Hub" at the Philadelphia Navy Yard

December 22, 2009
Department of Energy to Invest $366M in Energy Innovation Hubs

Funding Opportunity Announcement for Fuels from Sunlight Hub is Issued

July 18, 2011
A unique new bilayer nanocatalyst system. | Image courtesy of Yang group
Tandem Catalysis in Nanocrystal Interfaces

Catalysts (substances that speed up the rates of chemical reactions without themselves being chemically changed) are used to initiate virtually every industrial manufacturing process that involves chemistry. With the advent of nano-sized catalysts, metal and metal oxide catalysts have surged in importance.
Recently, researchers at the Department’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) created bilayered nanocrystals of metal-oxide metal that are first to feature multiple catalytic sites on nanocrystals interfaces.

September 17, 2010
Making Progress

Undersecretary of Science Steven Koonin spoke yesterday to the newly reconstituted Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) -- a group of distinguished science and policy leaders who advise the Secretary and Department leadership -- where he focused on efforts to better focus Department of Energy’s technical talents on our energy challenges.

September 22, 2010
Simulating the Next Generation of Energy Technologies

Computer simulations offer a huge potential for the auto industry to allow us to make modifications to engines faster and cheaper -- and come up with the most energy efficient solution.

February 3, 2011
President Obama and Secretary Chu Unveil "Better Building Initiative"

Editor's Note: This event has concluded. Secretary Chu joined President Obama in Pennsylvania to highlight the Department’s Energy Innovation Hub focused on energy efficient buildings.