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April 25, 2018
Energy Department Selects Four Projects for Fish Passage Funding
DOE selects four projects aimed at developing and testing innovative upstream and downstream fish passage solutions
April 24, 2018
Headlights vs. Highlights: Season Four of Better Buildings SWAP Showcases General Motors and L'Oréal USA
DOE today unveiled the fourth installment of the "Better Buildings Challenge SWAP," featuring General Motors and L'Oréal USA.
April 23, 2018
Geothermal energy technologies
Department of Energy Announces $14.5 Million to Advance Geothermal Drilling Technologies
New projects to support accelerating the research and development of innovative geothermal energy technologies in America.
April 23, 2018
Prairie View A&M University Team Grand Winner at Race to Zero Student Design Competition
DOE announced the winners of its fifth annual Race to Zero Student Design Competition.
April 20, 2018
Energy Department Announces Nearly $12 Million in Small Business Research and Development for EERE
As part of last week's $99 million SBIR/STTR announcement, EERE will manage seven new projects across seven states, totaling $7 million in funding.
April 19, 2018
Screenshot from the USWTDB.
U.S. Department of Energy and Geological Survey Release Online Public Dataset and Viewer of U.S. Wind Turbine Locations and Characteristics
The USGS and DOE released the United States Wind Turbine Database and Viewer to access this new public dataset.
April 18, 2018
Energy Department Announces Second Cohort of Innovators in Midwest Entrepreneurship Program
DOE announced the second cohort of innovators to join Chain Reaction Innovations, the Midwest region's first entrepreneurial R&D program based at ANL.
April 18, 2018
Department of Energy Announces $20 Million in New Projects to Lower Cost of Power Electronics in Solar Energy Systems
Innovations are critical to address solar photovoltaic reliability challenges and driving down costs.
April 17, 2018
Department of Energy Announces $39 million for Innovative Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Research and Development
Funding will address key early-stage technical challenges for fuel cells and for hydrogen fuel production, delivery, and storage.
April 17, 2018
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces $105 Million in New Funding to Advance Solar Technologies
Funding support America’s continued leadership in energy innovation through solar technology.
April 10, 2018
Energy Department Recognizes Leadership in Commercial Building Rooftop Unit Efficiency – 2018 Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign Awards
The campaign works with commercial building owners that wish to upgrade to high-efficiency RTU technologies and practices in commercial buildings.
April 10, 2018
U.S. Department of Energy and National Association of Manufacturers Announce Sustainability in Manufacturing Partnership
New effort to help U.S. manufacturers drive energy productivity improvements and accelerate adoption of energy efficient technologies.
April 4, 2018
Energy Department Invites U.S. Companies to Submit Joint U.S.-Israel Energy Proposals
DOE announced a new funding opportunity for 2018 through Binational Industrial Research & Development Energy.
April 3, 2018
Headshots of the five selected individuals
ORNL Welcomes Five Entrepreneurial Research Fellows
Five innovators were selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants as part of the announcement and will begin work at ORNL in May 2018.
March 28, 2018
U.S. DOE Hydrogen Prize Winner Exports Innovative Small-Scale Hydrogen Refueling Appliance to Japan
DOE and Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization announced a collaboration on hydrogen and fuel cell data sharing.
March 13, 2018
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Leads White House Discussion on Federal Prizes and Challenges
Group discussed ways to tackle some of our nation’s most important water issues through innovation opportunities.
March 13, 2018
Energy and Homeland Security Departments Partner to Advance Federal Infrastructure Resilience
Leaders from DOE and DHS signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate to advance federal critical infrastructure resilience.
March 6, 2018
Going for Gold: Second Round of Finalists Announced for the 2018 Wood Stove Design Challenge
BETO and the Alliance for Green Heat announce the second round of finalists for the 2018 Wood Stove Design Challenge.
March 6, 2018
Department of Energy Announces $12 Million in Early-Stage Research for Natural Gas Engines and Off-Road Fluid Power Systems
Funding would support cost-shared research projects focused on medium- and heavy-duty, on-road natural gas engines, and advancing fluid power systems.
February 28, 2018
A Primus Air40 wind turbine in a field.
Energy Department's Competitiveness Improvement Project Hits First Certification Milestone; Opens Next Round of Applications
The latest request for proposals under the Competitiveness Improvement Project for distributed wind energy was released.
February 23, 2018
Department of Energy Announces $10 Million for Combined Heat and Power Technology Research to Provide Cost-Effective Support to the Elect...
EERE announced up to $10 million to conduct research and development activities to further the utilization of combined heat and power.
February 15, 2018
Photo of two Co-Optima reports reading 'New Studies.'
Co-Optimization of Engines & Fuels: Breakthrough Research in Engine and Fuel Co-Optimization
DOE released two studies from the Co-Optimization of Engines & Fuels initiative (Co-Optima).
February 14, 2018
Department of Energy Selects Georgia Tech and UConn to Train the Next Generation of Manufacturing Experts
EERE announced nearly $4 million for a traineeship program that will address workforce training needs in energy-related manufacturing.
February 6, 2018
Department of Energy Launches Competition to Spur Onshore Manufacturing of Energy Technologies
Competition aims to close the gap between American innovators who develop new energy technologies and domestic manufacturers who produce them.
February 5, 2018
Department of Energy Announces $35 Million for Emerging Research Projects to Address Manufacturing Challenges
Projects to support early-stage, innovative technologies and solutions in advanced manufacturing.