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October 19, 2020
Geothermal Manufacturing Prize Ready! Contest Winners
Energy Department Announces Round One Winners of the Geothermal Manufacturing Prize
DOE Announces Round One Winners of American-Made Geothermal Manufacturing Prize, aimed at advancing geothermal manufacturing solutions.
October 19, 2020
American Made Solar Desalination Prize Banner Image
Energy Department Announces Solar Desalination Prize Competitors
DOE announces quarterfinalists for Solar Desalination Prize, aimed at developing thermal desalination technologies to solve water challenges.
October 19, 2020
Illustrated logo of ocean waves and a buoy.
Removing the Element of Surprise: Ocean Observing Prize Solicits Designs for Tomorrow’s Storm Tracking Technology
DOE and NOAA announce the opening of Ocean Observing Prize's DEVELOP Competition to better understand how to forecast hurricanes.
October 16, 2020
The Solar Energy Technologies Office is Hiring
Solar Energy Technologies Office Announces New Job Openings
Learn more about the open positions in the Solar Energy Technologies Office.
October 15, 2020
Orpc Igiugig Village aerial photo.
DOE Launches Partnership Initiative to Strengthen Remote and Islanded Communities’ Energy Resilience
DOE launches new program to enable remote and islanded communities to plan for, withstand, and recover from energy disruptions.
October 15, 2020
U.S. Department of Energy Announces $27 Million in Plastics Recycling Research and Development
These projects will support the development of advanced plastics recycling technologies and new plastics that are recyclable-by-design.
October 15, 2020
Department of Energy Critical Materials Institute Selects Four Projects to Support Critical Materials Supply Chain Innovation
DOE’s Critical Materials Institute announced selections totaling up to $4 million for four research and development projects.
October 13, 2020
Hydropower plant surrounded by water.
U.S. Department of Energy Announces Notice of Opportunity for Technical Assistance to Support Hydropower Decision Making
This opportunity will provide hydropower decision makers with National Lab expertise and capabilities to address current challenges.
October 13, 2020
U.S. Department of Energy Provides $65 Million for ‘Connected Communities’ of Buildings Powered to Transform Electric System
DOE announces up to $65 million through its Connected Communities FOA to expand DOE's network of efficient building communities nationwide.
October 8, 2020
DOE Launches Two Consortia to Advance Fuel Cell Truck and Electrolyzer R&D
DOE Launches the M2FCT and H2NEW Consortia to Advance Fuel Cell Truck and Electrolyzer R&D
October 8, 2020
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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $26.9 Million for Advanced Nuclear Technology
DOE announces $26.9 million in funding for three domestic projects to accelerate advanced nuclear technology development.
October 6, 2020
Collaboration Between the United States and the Netherlands Focuses on Hydrogen Technology
DOE and the Netherlands issued a statement of intent to collaborate on collecting, analyzing, and sharing information on hydrogen technologies.
October 2, 2020
Happy Manufacturing Day from AMO
Today, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) celebrates Manufacturing Day, when manufactur
October 1, 2020
Energy Department's Better Plants Partners Save $8.2 Billion
DOE announced that Better Buildings, Better Plants partners have cumulatively saved more than $8 billion in energy costs and 1.7 quadrillion BTUs.
September 25, 2020
Salmon jumping out of water.
DOE Selects Grand Prize Winners of the Fish Protection Prize and Announces Deadlines for Two Additional Hydropower Prizes
Projects aim to protect fish from unsafe water infrastructure, including water diversions and pipes, and intakes at hydropower dams.
September 25, 2020
Department of Energy Announces $80 Million for Innovative Building Technologies and Practices
DOE announced the Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2020 Funding Opportunity Announcement.
September 15, 2020
Energy Department Announces Multi-Agency Award for Industry Project to Develop Disaster Relief Vehicle
DOE announces collaboration with Department of Defense on H2Rescue hydrogen off-road vehicle project.
September 10, 2020
Energy Department and Other Federal Agencies Launch the Federal Consortium for Advanced Batteries
New federal consortium for advanced batteries launched.
August 28, 2020
Energy Department Announces Funding to Advance Water Security
DOE with NAWI announced a Request for Proposals for innovations in intensified brine-management solutions for high-salinity streams.
August 28, 2020
American Made Solar Prize graphic.
Energy Department Announces Grand Prize Winners of American-Made Solar Prize Round 2
The Department of Energy announces the grand prize winners of the American-Made Solar Prize in its second round of the competition.
August 24, 2020
Water and Hoover dam against the mountains.
Federal Agencies Sign New Hydropower MOU
DOE joins other federal agencies on National Hydropower Day at Hoover Dam to sign new MOU aimed at increasing hydropower generation and flexibility
August 19, 2020
Department of Energy Issues Request for Information for Materials that Withstand Harsh Environments
The U.S. Department of Energy issues the Materials for Harsh Service Conditions Request for Information
August 18, 2020
Energy Department Institute Selects Five Projects to Spur New Smart-Manufacturing Technology Innovations
DOE’s Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute announced selections totaling up to $1 million for five projects.
August 17, 2020
Energy Department Manufacturing Institute Announces a Request for Proposals to Address Recycling, Reuse and Remanufacturing Challenges
DOE’s Reducing EMbodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions Manufacturing Institute announced approximately $35 million to support R&D.
August 13, 2020
Close up of a perovskite solar cell.
Department of Energy Announces $20 Million to Advance Perovskite Solar Technologies
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $20 million in funding to advance perovskite solar photovoltaic technologies.