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November 20, 2020
R&D World Magazine Announces 2020 R&D 100 Winners
DOE researchers have won 38 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D World, 10 of which were awarded for EERE technologies.
November 18, 2020
Energy Department Announces up to $3.75 Million for New High Performance Computing Manufacturing and Materials Projects
DOE announces up to $3.75 million for high-performance computing projects related to manufacturing and advanced materials development
November 18, 2020
DOE Releases Plan for Improving Cybersecurity in Renewable Energy, Manufacturing, Buildings, and Transportation Research and Development
DOE releases Cybersecurity Multiyear Program Plan to guide cybersecurity research and development for EERE technologies
November 16, 2020
Department of Energy Announces American-Made Buildings Prize
DOE releases up to $5 million for American-Made Buildings Prize on Envelope Retrofit Opportunities for Building Optimization Technologies (E-ROBOT).
November 16, 2020
EERE Announces New FY21 Topics for Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer
Highlighting a previous announcement, this delves deeper into the topics offered in the FY21 SBIR and STTR programs.
November 13, 2020
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Call for White Papers: Directed Funding Opportunity for Collaboration with National Laboratories
Call for White Papers: Directed Funding Opportunity for Collaboration with National Laboratories
November 13, 2020
Energy Department Selects 14 High Performance Computing Projects to Bolster U.S. Manufacturing
DOE announces $4.2 million for 14 projects to use the U.S. National Laboratories’ supercomputing resources to strengthen domestic manufacturing
November 9, 2020
DOE Smart Manufacturing Institute Announces New Project Call to Address Manufacturing Challenges
DOE's Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute announced up to $4 million to strengthen America's manufacturing sector
October 29, 2020
Energy Department Launches Industrial Technology Validation Pilot for Emerging Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the launch of the Industrial Technology Validation (ITV) pilot.
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.