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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.
May 20, 2020
Department of Energy Announces $67 Million to Enhance Manufacturing Competitiveness Through Innovation
Department of Energy announces $67 million in funding to stimulate technology innovation and energy productivity in American manufacturing.
May 18, 2020
U.S. Department of Energy Issues Request for Information for Water Security Grand Challenge Thermoelectric Cooling Prize
DOE seeks public comment on the design of a prize competition aimed at lowering water use in thermoelectric power plants.
May 14, 2020
Department of Energy Announces $30 Million for Innovation in Critical Materials Processing Technologies
DOE announced up to $30 million in funding for research and development for critical materials.
May 13, 2020
Energy Department Smart Manufacturing Institute Announces New Project Calls
DOE’s Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) announced up to $7 million in new funding.
May 5, 2020
Energy Department Announces New Round of Funding for High Performance Computing for Manufacturing
DOE announced up to $3 million in funding to spur the use of U.S. National Laboratory supercomputing resources to strengthen domestic manufacturing.
April 29, 2020
Energy Department Opens Geothermal Manufacturing Prize
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the opening of the American-Made Geothermal Manufacturing Prize (Geothermal Prize).
April 28, 2020
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Department of Energy Announces Winners of Collegiate Solar Competition
DOE announces winners of the Solar District Cup, where collegiate teams design innovative, cost-effective distributed energy systems for a district.
April 28, 2020
Cover photo of Energy Graphic
Department of Energy Launches $9 Million Desalination Prize
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the launch of the $9 million American-Made Challenges: Solar Desalination Prize.
April 24, 2020
Energy Department Announces Notice of Intent to Issue Funding to Enhance Manufacturing Competitiveness through Innovation
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced its intent to issue funding to enhance manufacturing competitiveness through innovation
April 22, 2020
Energy Department Manufacturing Institute Announces New Projects for Innovative Process Intensification
U.S. Department of Energy’s RAPID Manufacturing Institute announced approximately $4 million for five projects.
April 21, 2020
Energy Department Announces a Notice of Intent to Issue Funding for High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation
U.S. Department of Energy announced plans to issue a spring 2020 solicitation for high performance computing projects that improve manufacturing.
April 14, 2020
Department of Energy to Provide $18 Million for Research on Critical Materials
DOE announced plans to provide up to $18 million for basic research aimed at helping to ensure the continued availability of rare earth elements
April 13, 2020
Energy Department Announces Notice of Intent to Issue Funding to Strengthen Federal Energy and Water Infrastructure
EERE intends to issue a funding opportunity to strengthen energy and water infrastructure across federal agencies
April 6, 2020
First responders receive safety training at the 2MW CoServ Solar Station in Krugerville, Texas.
Department of Energy Announces New Funding to Train Emergency Response and Building Professionals
DOE announced training program funding for professionals who interact with distributed energy resources, including firefighters and first responders.
April 2, 2020
Illustrated logo of ocean waves and a buoy.
DOE and NOAA Announce 11 Winners of the Powering the Blue Economy™ Ocean Observing Prize
Today, DOE in partnership with NOAA, announced the 11 winners of the first “DISCOVER” stage of the Blue Economy™ Ocean Observing Prize.
April 1, 2020
Photo of two offshore wind turbines in the ocean.
Energy Department Announces $20 Million Investment in Offshore Wind Resource Characterization and Technology Demonstration
Today, the Energy Department announced a $20 million investment in offshore wind energy resource characterization and technology demonstrations.
March 31, 2020
Energy Department Announces up to $22 Million for Marine Energy Foundational R&D and Testing Infrastructure Upgrades
Energy Department announces marine energy funding opportunity to leverage the expertise and intellectual capital of non-federal research institutions.
March 31, 2020
EERE Program Information Center Launches Application Submissions Pilot
EERE will launch a new website to replace eXCHANGE for funding opportunity announcements and application submission.
March 27, 2020
Department of Energy Releases Request for Information on Potential Funding for Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings in Connected Communit...
DOE's EERE is seeking public input on a potential funding for grid-interactive buildings in Connected Communities
March 25, 2020
Weatherization Assistance Program Frequently Asked Questions Related to COVID-19
Weatherization Assistance Program Frequently Asked Questions Related to COVID-19
March 25, 2020
DOE State Energy Program Communication to Grantees Regarding COVID-19
DOE State Energy Program communication to grantees regarding COVID-19
March 23, 2020
Solar Rooftop Photovoltaics
New Solar Energy Innovation Network Teams Announced
DOE selects 8 teams for the Solar Energy Innovation Network, a program supporting solar energy adoption in rural areas and at the commercial scale.
March 17, 2020
Department of Energy Announces $3 Million to Improve Manufacturing Processes through High Performance Computing
DOE announced up to $3 million for high-performance computing, modeling, and simulation projects to improve manufacturing processes.
March 16, 2020
Department of Energy Announces $25 Million for Plastics Recycling R&D, Launches Upcycling Consortium
DOE announced up to $25 million in funding for plastics recycling research and development.