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April 17, 2014
A Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on New Leadership at Ames National Laboratory

This week, the Energy Department welcomes Dr. Adam Schwartz as the new director of Ames National Laboratory.

April 9, 2014
Green light reflection from a low-oxygen environment, 3D-printer laser deposition of metal powder alloys. 
| Photo courtesy of The Critical Materials Institute, Ames Laboratory
Additive Manufacturing Meets the Critical Materials Shortage

Find out how the Energy Department's Advanced Manufacturing Office is working to address potential shortages of critical materials through additive manufacturing, or 3D printing.

April 3, 2013
Dr. Karl Gschneidner is holding a neodymium-iron-boron magnet produced using a new, greener process. The process that Dr. Gschneidner helped develop doesn’t produce the environmentally unfriendly byproducts that result from traditional manufacturing methods. | Photo courtesy of Ames Laboratory.
10 Questions for a Materials Scientist: Mr. Rare Earth -- Dr. Karl A. Gschneidner, Jr.

A jack-of-all-trades, Dr. Gschneidner’s research spans the fields of physical chemistry, materials science, engineering and physics. In this edition of 10 Questions, Dr. Gschneidner shares insights into his research of rare earth materials.

March 25, 2013
2013 Annual Planning Summary for the Ames Site Office

The ongoing and projected Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements for 2013 and 2014 within the Ames Site Office.

February 12, 2013
President Obama will deliver the State of the Union to Congress & to the American people tonight at 9pm ET. | Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy.
Innovation and Energy at the State Of The Union

A few of the First Lady's guests at the 2013 State of the Union hail from the fields of science, energy and innovation. Read more about these individuals and their remarkable accomplishments.

January 9, 2013
Europium, a rare earth element that has the same relative hardness of lead, is used to create fluorescent lightbulbs. With no proven substitutes, europium is considered critical to the clean energy economy. | Photo courtesy of the Ames Laboratory.
Increasing Access to Materials Critical to the Clean Energy Economy

The new Critical Materials Hub will help accelerate U.S. leadership in energy innovations by eliminating supply uncertainties for modern and emerging clean energy technologies.

July 30, 2012
Under Secretary Sandalow tours Keystone Electrical Manufacturing Company with employees at the plant. | Photo courtesy of Keystone Manufacturing Co.
Iowa's Clean Energy Economy is Working

With the wind industry supporting nearly 20,000 direct jobs -- along with more than 30,000 manufacturing jobs in its supply chain -- extending the production tax credit will help continue to fuel job creation.

July 18, 2012
Luther College and Decorah, Iowa, Partner to Help Create a Clean Energy Future

Energy.gov launches a new video series about community investments in clean energy projects.

May 25, 2012
President Barack Obama delivers remarks at TPI Composites wind turbine blade facility in Newton, Iowa. | Photo Courtesy of the White House.
President Obama Talks Clean Energy in Iowa

President Obama recently traveled to Newton, Iowa to push for the renewal of a tax credit for companies that produce clean energy.

May 24, 2012
Lab Breakthrough: Lead-free Solder

Iver Anderson, Ames National Laboratory materials scientist, discusses the impact of a lead-free solder he invented 15 years ago, the road to commercialization and the lab resources that made it possible.