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February 15, 2019
lithium ion batteries research
Energy Department Announces Opening of Battery Recycling Center at Argonne National Lab
New battery recycling center will speed battery recycling and reduce U.S. dependence on foreign sources of critical materials.
February 6, 2019
Daniel Simmons is sworn in as assistant secretary
Daniel Simmons Ceremonially Sworn In as DOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Simmons leads EERE to promote affordable and reliable energy to enhance America’s economic growth and energy security.
February 6, 2019
DOE Announces Notice of Intent to Issue a Funding Opportunity Establishing a Cybersecurity Institute for Energy Efficient Manufacturing
Institute aims to develop technologies that will advance U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, energy efficiency, and innovation.
January 29, 2019
Energy Department Announces $42M in Project Selections for Innovative Buildings Research
The U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $42 million in project selections to support early-stage research of innovative building technologies.
January 24, 2019
earth at night electricity
DOE Announces $40 Million for Grid Modernization Initiative
Funding will go toward innovations and technologies designed to increase the resilience, reliability and security of an integrated grid.
January 17, 2019
lithium ion batteries research
Energy Department Announces Battery Recycling Prize and Battery Recycling R&D Center
Efforts aim to reclaim and recycle critical materials from lithium-based battery technology used in consumer electronics, defense, and more.
January 17, 2019
Energy Department Announces Battery Recycling Prize and Battery Recycling R&D Center
Launch of a Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize and the establishment of an associated Battery Recycling R&D Center
January 8, 2019
U.S. Department of Energy Awards $25 Million for Next-Generation Marine Energy Research Projects
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected $25 million in research projects for next-generation marine energy devices.
December 18, 2018
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Announces $20 Million Available for Small Business Innovation Research and Technolog...
EERE expects to fund more than 100 new projects, totaling approximately $20 million
December 18, 2018
Department of Energy Issues Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Funding Opportunity Announcement
Approximately $37 million in new research and development grants available for small businesses.
December 13, 2018
Department of Energy Announces $100 Million Energy-Water Desalination Hub to Provide Secure and Affordable Water
Hub will focus on early-stage research and development to address water security issues in the United States.
December 4, 2018
Energy Department Broadens Manufacturing Innovator Challenge, Launches Two New Prizes
The Energy Department announces the launch of two new prizes as part of the Manufacturing Innovator Challenge.
December 3, 2018
Pumped Storage Projects Selected for Techno-Economic Studies
Two projects selected by the Energy Department will receive technical assistance to evaluate the long-term value of pumped-storage hydropower
November 19, 2018
Department of Energy Announces 32 R&D 100 Award Winners
DOE’s national laboratories have received more than 800 R&D 100 awards since the annual competition began in 1962.
November 13, 2018
Energy Department Recognizes Bullitt County Public Schools in Kentucky for Progress towards Energy Goals
DOE recognized Better Buildings Challenge partner, Bullitt County Public Schools, for reducing overall energy consumption by 18% from a 2013 baseline.
November 9, 2018
Energy Department Launches Manufacturing Prize to Recognize Leaders on the Plant Floor Driving Energy Savings
DOE launched the Individuals Taking Energy Action in Manufacturing prize, a competition designed to drive measurable energy savings at U.S. plants.
October 25, 2018
Ocean research at Lawrence Berkley National lab
DOE Launches Water Security Grand Challenge
Challenge aims to advance transformational technology and innovation to meet the global need for safe, secure, and affordable water.
October 24, 2018
DOE, GM and MathWorks Launch EcoCAR Mobility Challenge
Twelve university EcoCAR teams will retool 2019 Chevrolet Blazer into energy-efficient mobility solutions using enhanced connectivity and automation
October 24, 2018
Energy Department Launches Manufacturing Innovator Challenge, First Two Prizes Open for Ideas
DOE announced two new manufacturing prizes to crowdsource solutions for next generation manufacturing and strengthen American's industrial base.
October 23, 2018
Solar energy research at NREL
Department of Energy Announces $53 Million in New Projects to Advance Solar Technologies
The projects announced today span across 21 states, help lower solar electricity costs and support a growing solar workforce.
October 18, 2018
Energy Department Announces its Solar Decathlon Student Competition, Applications Due November 6
DOE announced its Solar Decathlon student competition to challenge collegiate teams to design and build high-performance, energy-efficient buildings.
October 15, 2018
Department of Energy Announces $46 Million to Improve Resiliency of Solar Generation
Department of Energy Announces $46 Million to Improve Resiliency of Solar Generation
DOE announced $46 million in funding to advance solutions that provide grid operators mitigation strategies against cyber and physical threats.
October 10, 2018
Better Plants Program Partners Save $5.3 Billion in Energy Costs
DOE announced that Better Buildings, Better Plants Program partners have reported a savings of more than $5.3 billion in cumulative energy costs.
October 9, 2018
Energy Department Announces $11.4 Million for New Projects to Advance Efficient Drilling for Geothermal Energy
The projects will focus on accelerating the research and development of innovative geothermal energy technologies in America.
October 9, 2018
Energy Department and Army TARDEC to Collaborate on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Military Use
DOE MOU with DOD will enable the two research organizations to work more closely on technologies that can meet both organizations’ goals.