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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
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.
February 1, 2018
Energy Department Announces $3 Million for High Performance Computing Collaborations for U.S. Manufacturers
DOE announced up to $3 million in funding to help American manufacturers leverage the national laboratories' high performance computing capabilities.
January 24, 2018
Solar energy infographic
Department of Energy Announces Prize Competition to Accelerate U.S.-Based Solar Manufacturing
The American Made Solar Prize will incentivize the nation’s entrepreneurs to develop new processes and products for the solar marketplace.
January 11, 2018
Energy Department Selects Seven New Projects to Advance High Performance Computing in Manufacturing
DOE announced $1.87 million for seven projects to advance innovation in U.S. manufacturing through high performance computing.
December 19, 2017
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Department of Energy Announces $12 Million to Advance Early-Stage Solar Research
Eight projects to advance predictive modeling capabilities for solar generation.
December 12, 2017
Energy Department Recognizes Shari's Café & Pies and King County International Airport for Leadership in Energy Efficiency
DOE recognized two Seattle-area Better Buildings Challenge partners, King County and Shari's Café & Pies, for their energy-efficient upgrades.
December 12, 2017
offshore wind turbines
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces $18.5 Million for Offshore Wind Research
Consortium will conduct U.S.-specific research aimed at reducing the cost of offshore wind in the United States.
November 28, 2017
Energy Department Announces $25 Million for Combined Heat and Power Technologies
Combined heat and power can support economic competitive advantage, promote economic development and instill resiliency in businesses and communities.
November 27, 2017
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Issues Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Funding Opportunity Annou...
Energy Department issues Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.
November 2, 2017
Energy Department Announces Winners of 2017 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards
The Energy Department recognized 27 winners across the federal government with the 2017 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards.
November 1, 2017
Department of Energy Announces Five New Projects Through BIRD Energy Partnership with Israel
Selected clean energy projects will receive $4.8 million through Binational Industrial Research and Development program.
October 23, 2017
Energy Department Announces $15 Million for Batteries and Electrification to Enable Extreme Fast Charging
DOE announced up to $15 million for research projects on batteries and vehicle electrification technologies.
October 18, 2017
Secretary Rick Perry driving a fuel cell vehicle.
Secretary Perry Test Drives Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car to Commemorate National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day
To commemorate National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, Secretary Rick Perry drove one of the world's first commercial fuel cell electric vehicles.
October 17, 2017
Energy Department Seeks Fluid-Power Systems Research Projects for Off-Road Vehicles
DOE announced up to $3 million of new funding for fluid-power systems research for off-road vehicles.
October 17, 2017
Close-up image of two wind turbine blades.
Energy Department Awards 6 New Distributed Wind Component Development and Testing Projects
DOE announced six new contracts totaling $1.49 million under the Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project.
October 14, 2017
Swiss Team Wins Solar Decathlon 2017
Swiss Team Wins U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
The University of Maryland took second place, and the University of California, Berkeley, and University of Denver team took third place.