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July 7, 2020
Energy Department Manufacturing Institute Selects Projects to Advance U.S. Leadership in Smart Manufacturing
DOE’s Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute announced selections totaling up to $1.7 million for four projects.
July 6, 2020
Energy Department Welcomes 20 Innovators to Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Programs
The U.S. Department of Energy announced the latest cohorts in its Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Programs.
July 2, 2020
Department of Energy Selects Seven Projects to Accelerate Adoption of Performance-Advantaged Biofuels
Department of Energy Selects Seven Projects to Accelerate Adoption of Performance-Advantaged Biofuels
July 1, 2020
Notice of Opportunity Streamlines Small Business Access to ORNL’s Building Technologies Research and Integration Center
ORNL issued a NOO that provides small businesses and other industry partners with more affordable access to ORNL’s BTRIC.
July 1, 2020
DOE Announces Request for Proposals for H2@Scale
The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office is releasing a request for proposals to support the H2@Scale initiative.
June 30, 2020
Photograph of Diablo Dam with a rainbow shining off of the flowing water.
Energy Department Launches New Hydro Power Prize; Announces Fish Protection Prize Stage I Winners
Assistant Secretary Daniel Simmons announces launch of the new I AM Hydro Prize and Fish Protection Prize Stage I Winners.
June 30, 2020
Department of Energy Announces $20 Million to Improve Water and Wastewater Treatment System Infrastructure
Department of Energy Announces $20 Million to Improve Water and Wastewater Treatment System Infrastructure
June 29, 2020
FEMP Issues Funding Opportunity to Strengthen Federal Energy and Water Infrastructure
The AFFECT 2020 FAC will provide funding to strengthen energy and water infrastructure across federal agencies.
June 29, 2020
Department of Energy Issues Request for Information to Strengthen Battery Critical Materials Supply Chains
DOE announced a request for information on challenges and opportunities in the upstream and midstream critical-materials battery supply chains.
June 26, 2020
Department of Energy Releases New Funding Opportunity to Validate Novel Building Technology Performance with State, Local and Tribal Gove...
EERE announced a new competitive FOA that provides up to $10 million to validate novel building technology performance in public buildings.
June 23, 2020
Community located near a body of water.
Marine Energy Collegiate Competition 2021 Competition Opens for Applications in August
Today, the Energy Department's Water Power Technologies Office announced the 2021 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition will open in August.
June 23, 2020
DOE Announces New Lab Consortia to Advance Hydrogen and Fuel Cell R&D
The Department of Energy plans to invest up to $100 million in two new DOE National Laboratory-led consortia to advance hydrogen and fuel cell R&D.
June 23, 2020
2020 Collegiate Wind Competition Winners
California State University Maritime Academy and James Madison University Claim Top Awards in First Virtual Collegiate Wind Competition
After four days of intense virtual presentations, the Energy Department announced the winners of the 2020 Collegiate Wind Competition.
June 22, 2020
DOE Announces New Lab Consortia to Advance Hydrogen and Fuel Cell R&D
DOE announced the intention to invest up to $100 million over five years in two new DOE National Laboratory-led consortia.
June 22, 2020
Energy Department Selects 11 Projects to Receive $3.3M for High Performance Computing Research
DOE selected 11 projects to receive $3.3 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development.
June 18, 2020
DOE Invests $20 Million in Workforce Development in Emerging Fields at University of Tennessee
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $20 million investment in the University of Tennessee (UT) to advance workforce development in emerging...
June 11, 2020
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Announces Funding for Technology Commercialization Fund Projects
EERE announced more than $20.1 million in federal funding for projects supported by Office of Technology Transitions Technology Commercialization Fund
June 9, 2020
DOE Announces $11 Billion in Energy Cost-Savings from Better Buildings Initiative Partners
U.S. Department of Energy announces $11 billion in energy-cost savings by more than 950 organizations in in DOE’s Better Buildings Initiative.
June 8, 2020
Department of Energy Partners with CCHRC to Expand Research Capabilities in Alaska’s Extreme Weather Conditions
DOE expands research capabilities in harsh climates through a collaboration with NREL and Alaska’s Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC).
June 8, 2020
Department of Energy Partners with CCHRC to Expand Research Capabilities in Alaska’s Extreme Weather Conditions
DOE announced the expansion of its research capabilities in harsh climates through a collaboration with Alaska’s Cold Climate Housing Research Center.
June 8, 2020
Ocean waves hitting a beach shore.
DOE Announces Waves to Water Stage Two Winners and Selection of Final Test Site
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the winners of the second stage (DESIGN) of the Waves to Water Prize.
June 5, 2020
Department of Energy Innovation Hub Announces $4 Million for Critical Materials Projects
DOE’s Critical Materials Institute announced up to $4 million in funding for critical materials projects.
May 22, 2020
Department of Energy Announces Postponement of Solar Decathlon 2020 Summer Events
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® postponed its 2020 Solar Decathlon Build Challenge from June 2020 to April 16-18, 2021.
May 21, 2020
EERE Announces $21.3 Million for Phase I Small Business Innovation Projects
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced selection of 106 new projects across 26 states, totaling nearly $21.3 million in funding.
May 20, 2020
Department of Energy Selects the University of Texas – San Antonio to Lead Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute
The U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of the University of Texas – San Antonio to lead the CyManII.