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August 15, 2019
An aerial photo of the Materials and Fuels Complex at Idaho National Laboratory
DOE Launches New Demonstration Center for Advanced Nuclear Technologies
New initiative will help test and demonstrate advanced nuclear technologies to accelerate deployment of new nuclear energy systems.
August 14, 2019
Energy Deputy Secretary Brouillette Visits Nuclear Innovation and National Security Sites in East Tennessee
Energy Deputy Secretary Brouillette Visits Nuclear Innovation and National Security Sites in East Tennessee
Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette traveled to Tennessee.
August 14, 2019
The badlands of stanene: Stanene is softer and consequently much more rippled than its cousins graphene and silicene.
Department of Energy to Provide $27.6 Million for Data Science Research in Chemical and Materials Sciences
Efforts will harness artificial intelligence and machine learning.
August 13, 2019
The Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory today announced the signing of contracts with Cray Inc. to build the NNSA’s first exascale supercomputer, “El Capitan.”
DOE’s NNSA signs $600 million contract to build its first exascale supercomputer
'El Capitan’ at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will perform mission critical research to maintain U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile
July 31, 2019
LNG Vessel in water in route
Department of Energy Authorizes LNG Exports from the Gulf LNG Liquefaction Project in Mississippi
Gulf LNG Liquefaction Project will be located in Jackson County, Mississippi, near the city of Pascagoula.
July 29, 2019
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory used the technology they developed to decommission the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor to develop the Miniature Integrated Nuclear Detection System. The Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor, a former Office of Science user faci...
Department of Energy Announces $14 Million for Fusion Energy Sciences Research
Projects seek to make steady-state fusion power plants possible.
July 29, 2019
The Volvo SuperTruck made a stop at Energy Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
Department of Energy Announces $50 Million for Commercial Truck, Off-road Vehicle, and Gaseous Fuels Research
Projects will focus on innovative research of technologies for trucks, off-road vehicles, and the fuels that power them.
July 25, 2019
Energy Department researchers who won the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Secretary Perry Congratulates Recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Established in 1996, the PECASE acknowledges the contributions scientists and engineers have made to the advancement of science.
July 24, 2019
Supercomputer lights at Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials
Department of Energy Announces $37 Million for Materials and Chemistry Research in Quantum Information Science
QIS seeks to exploit intricate quantum mechanical phenomena to create fundamentally new ways of obtaining and processing information.
July 23, 2019
Picuris Pueblo of New Mexico 1-MW Community Solar Array
DOE Announces $16 Million for 14 Tribal Energy Infrastructure Deployment Projects
This investment will help Native American and Alaska Native communities harness their vast energy resources.
July 22, 2019
Joint Statement From The Meeting of United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Minister of Energy Yuval Steinitz of Israel
Secretary Perry and Minister Steinitz commit to further advancing high level of strategic cooperation between the United States and Israel in energy.
July 18, 2019
Enhanced Oil Recovery facility located in Gaylord Michigan. This facility includes separation and compression units for use in recovery and storage of CO2.
Energy Department Invests $40 Million in Enhanced Oil Recovery
DOE selected these projects as part of its basin-specific research strategy focused on increasing ultimate recovery and operational efficiency.
July 15, 2019
Parabolic trough collectors concentrate the sun's energy on an oil- filled tube running along the focal line of the parabolically shaped trough.
Department of Energy Announces $121 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants
More than 100 grants will support scientific innovation.
July 1, 2019
solar energy materials research
Department of Energy Announces $17 Million for Research in EPSCoR States
Nine projects aim to advance energy research.
June 27, 2019
A blue glow from Cherenkov radiation in the reactor pool of the High Flux Isotope Reactor from stored fuel elements.
Energy Department Invests Nearly $50 Million at National Laboratories and Universities to Advance Nuclear Technology
$49.3 million awarded for 58 projects to fund nuclear energy research, facility access, crosscutting technology development and infrastructure
June 26, 2019
Marcellus Shale Energy and Environment Laboratory
U.S. Department of Energy Invests $44.5M in Advanced Technologies for Recovering Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas
Projects will help improve the recovery efficiency of emerging unconventional oil and natural gas reservoirs.
June 25, 2019
solar tower test facility at sandia national laboratory
Department of Energy Announces 2019 Technology Commercialization Fund Projects
Projects will strengthen partnerships between National Laboratories and private sector companies to deploy promising technologies to the marketplace.
June 24, 2019
climate simulation by livermore national lab
Department of Energy Announces $13 Million for Atmospheric Research
New projects in atmospheric sciences part of an overall effort to improve models for predicting weather and climate.
June 23, 2019
Deputy Secretary Brouillette Meets With Israel’s Minister of Energy Dr. Yuval Steinitz
Two leaders discussed best practices for cyber workforce development and cross-cutting information sharing with the energy sector.
June 18, 2019
Joint Statement of Future Cooperation on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies
Japan, the European Commission, and the United States affirmed their shared desire to strengthen cooperation on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
June 12, 2019
Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Energy Department to Invest $32 Million in Computer Design of Materials
Researchers to take advantage of DOE’s advanced supercomputers.
June 10, 2019
ARPA-E’s 10th Annual Energy Innovation Summit, “10 Years of Making Ideas into Reality”
Dean Kamen, Barbara Humpton, Ben Fowke to keynote.
June 10, 2019
Kingston Coal Plant Tennessee Valley Authority
Department of Energy Invests $39 Million to Improve Existing Coal-Fired Fleet
Projects will develop advanced technologies that improve the overall performance, reliability, and flexibility of America's coal fleet.
June 5, 2019
High level radioactive waste  state sites
Department of Energy Publishes Interpretation on High-Level Radioactive Waste
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sent a supplemental notice to the Federal Register that provides its interpretation of high level waste.
June 4, 2019
U.S. scientists use the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to explore the universe at the smallest scale.
Department of Energy Announces $75 Million for High Energy Physics Research
Projects span colliders, neutrinos, dark matter, and dark energy.