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April 12, 2019
Department of Energy Announces $100M in Investments in Coal FIRST
Flexible, Innovative, Resilient, Small, and Transformative initiative aims to develop coal plants of the future.
April 10, 2019
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President Trump Signs Executive Orders Paving the Way for Energy Infrastructure Development
Executive Orders promote energy infrastructure, economic growth and cross border permitting.
April 10, 2019
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Department of Energy Announces $87 Million for Coal Research and Development Projects
R&D projects for coal-fueled power plants and technologies will fall under five separate funding opportunity announcements.
April 3, 2019
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DOE Announces $59 Million to Accelerate Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research
Funding opportunity seeks projects to address priorities in advanced batteries and electric drive systems, energy efficient mobility systems and more.
April 2, 2019
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Department of Energy to Provide $40 Million to Develop Quantum Computing Software
Teams to build new algorithms and software tools for emerging quantum systems.
April 1, 2019
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DOE Announces $20 Million for a Regional Initiative to Accelerate Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage
Projects will help identify and address regional storage and transport challenges currently facing the development of CCUS.
April 1, 2019
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DOE Announces Up to $26.1 Million to Advance Hydropower and Marine Energy
New funding will drive innovative industry-led solutions to advance marine and hydrokinetics and hydropower technologies.
March 28, 2019
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Funding Opportunity Announcement for Wind Energy R&D
WETO has issued a $28-million multitopic FOA aimed at enabling wind energy nationwide across all sectors: land-based, offshore, and distributed.
March 27, 2019
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$19 Million Awarded to Advance Nuclear Energy Technologies
Four domestic advanced nuclear technology projects selected to boost the state of U.S. commercial nuclear capabilities.
March 26, 2019
President Trump Signs Executive Order for Resilience Against Electromagnetic Pulses
Executive Order establishes the first ever comprehensive whole-of-government policy to build resilience and protect against electromagnetic pulses.
March 26, 2019
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Department of Energy Announces $130 Million for Early-Stage Solar Research Project
Projects will help to achieve affordable and reliable energy to enhance America’s economic growth and energy security.
March 25, 2019
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Department of Energy Selects $36 Million to Advance Solar Energy Integration
Projects will help advance solar energy’s role in strengthening the resilience of the Nation’s electricity grid.
March 19, 2019
Establishment of the U.S.-Brazil Energy Forum
Forum will be driven by effective interagency coordination on both sides and informed by industry and private sector representatives.
March 18, 2019
Argonne's Aurora supercomputer will launch in 2021.
U.S. Department of Energy and Intel to Build First Exascale Supercomputer
The Argonne National Laboratory supercomputer will enable high performance computing and artificial intelligence at exascale by 2021.
March 14, 2019
U.S. Department of Energy Announces $30 Million for Front-End Engineering Design Studies for Carbon Capture Systems
Projects will support studies for CO2 systems on both coal and natural gas power plants.
March 11, 2019
DOE Makes Up To $17 Million Available for Energy Infrastructure Deployment on Tribal Lands
Funding will support tribes interested in harnessing their vast undeveloped energy resources.
March 8, 2019
Department of Energy to Provide $30 Million for Fusion Research on International Facilities
Research to take advantage of capabilities available abroad.
March 6, 2019
DOE Announces $100 Million in Small Business Innovation and Technology Funding
Eligible small businesses that have previously received Phase I grants will be able to complete for Phase II grants with a duration of up to 2 years.
March 5, 2019
OSTP Leads Implementation of the National Quantum Initiative Act
White House chartered the National Quantum Coordination Office, which will work with Federal agencies in developing and maintaining quantum programs.
March 5, 2019
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Department of Energy Authorizes LNG Exports from Venture Global Calcasieu Pass Project
Under the order, Venture Global Calcasieu Pass will be able to export up to 1.7 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas as LNG.
March 4, 2019
Department of Energy Announces $31 Million in Funding To Advance H2@Scale
The focus of H2@Scale is to enable affordable and reliable large-scale hydrogen generation, transport, storage, and utilization in the United States.
March 1, 2019
Department of Energy Announces $50 Million for Commercial Truck, Off-road Vehicle, and Gaseous Fuels Research
Funding opportunity addresses priorities in gaseous fuels research, including natural gas, biopower, and hydrogen; and more.
February 28, 2019
DOE Announces Notice of Sale of Crude Oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
DOE plans to draw down and sell crude oil from three SPR sites—Bryan Mound and Big Hill in Texas, and West Hackberry in Louisiana.
February 28, 2019
Secretary Perry Announces $24 Million in New Projects to Advance Transformational Carbon Capture Technologies
Projects to address scientific challenges and knowledge gaps associated with reducing the cost of carbon capture.
February 28, 2019
Secretary Perry Launches Versatile Test Reactor Project to Modernize Nuclear Research and Development Infrastructure
This fast neutron testing capability will help the United States meet its goal for advanced nuclear reactor technology development.