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May 6, 2019
Energy Department's Chain Reaction Innovations Selects Five New Innovators to Join Third Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Program Cohort
DOE announced the third cohort of innovators to join Chain Reaction Innovations, a DOE-funded entrepreneurial research and development program.
May 3, 2019
Energy Department Awards $5.5 Million to Apply Machine Learning to Geothermal Exploration
Energy Department selects 10 Machine Learning projects that could assist in finding and developing new geothermal resources.
May 3, 2019
Man in a hard hat standing on top of a building, holding an e-tablet, with a view at construction workers doing work below.
DOE Announces $33.5 Million for Energy Efficient, Advanced Building Construction Technologies & Practices
Funding Opportunity Announcement aims to develop deep energy retrofit and new construction technologies.
May 3, 2019
Researchers growing algae to study how it can be used as a renewable source of food, fuels, and other products.
DOE Announces $79 Million for Bioenergy Research and Development
Funding supports DOE’s goal of providing consumers and businesses with a range of domestic energy options that are affordable, reliable, and secure.
May 2, 2019
EERE Announces $11 Million for Small Business Phase II Projects
EERE highlights from April 15 DOE announcement, $11 million for EERE SBIR projects
May 2, 2019
Department of Energy Recognizes Leadership in Commercial Building Rooftop Unit Efficiency – 2019 Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign Awards
DOE is recognizing eight organizations for their leadership in the Better Buildings Initiative’s Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign.
April 30, 2019
Image of a power line pylon
DOE, Israel’s Ministry of Energy, and Israel Innovation Authority Announce Call for Proposals for the U.S.-Israel Energy Center
Center will initially fund up to $16 million for research in the areas of energy-water nexus, fossil energy, energy storage, and cybersecurity.
April 23, 2019
DOE Announces $47 Million for Flexible Building Technologies, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), and Solid-State Lighting
Integration of more flexible and even dispatchable loads through building automation can optimize energy use leading to decreased energy costs.
April 16, 2019
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Team Grand Winner at Solar Decathlon Design Challenge
DOE announced winners of its Solar Decathlon® Design Challenge, in which student teams design highly efficient buildings powered by renewable energy.
April 8, 2019
Energy Department Announces New Prize to Accelerate Pumped Storage Hydropower
Energy Department announces FAST, a new prize competition to support the development of pumped storage hydropower.
April 3, 2019
engine and fuels research at NREL
DOE Announces $59 Million to Accelerate Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research
Funding opportunity seeks projects to address priorities in advanced batteries and electric drive systems, energy efficient mobility systems and more.
April 1, 2019
Funding Selections Announced for Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower
Today, DOE announced selections for innovations that reduce cost and maximize the value of hydropower development and pumped storage hydropower.
April 1, 2019
Hydropower dam in washington state
DOE Announces Up to $26.1 Million to Advance Hydropower and Marine Energy
New funding will drive innovative industry-led solutions to advance marine and hydrokinetics and hydropower technologies.
March 28, 2019
Energy Department Announces $7 Million for Research on Subsurface Stress and Lost Circulation in Geothermal Drilling
Today, the Energy Department announced up to $7 million toward the research and development (R&D) of innovative subsurface geothermal technologies.
March 28, 2019
Photo of a field of wind turbines
Funding Opportunity Announcement for Wind Energy R&D
WETO has issued a $28-million multitopic FOA aimed at enabling wind energy nationwide across all sectors: land-based, offshore, and distributed.
March 26, 2019
early stage solar energy technology
Department of Energy Announces $130 Million for Early-Stage Solar Research Project
Projects will help to achieve affordable and reliable energy to enhance America’s economic growth and energy security.
March 26, 2019
DOE Announces $70 Million for Cybersecurity Institute for Energy Efficient Manufacturing
Institute will focus on early-stage research for advancing cybersecurity in energy efficient manufacturing.
March 25, 2019
Grid integration in solar energy
Department of Energy Selects $36 Million to Advance Solar Energy Integration
Projects will help advance solar energy’s role in strengthening the resilience of the Nation’s electricity grid.
March 22, 2019
Tao Song, a researcher  from the Cell Performance and Measuring group at NREL,  takes area measurements in his lab.
Department of Energy Launches Round Two of $3 Million Solar Manufacturing Prize
Energy Department launches second round of the American-Made Solar Prize, a $3 million competition designed to revitalize U.S. solar manufacturing.
March 22, 2019
Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Marine Energy Research and Testing Program
DOE's TEAMER Program will bring together capabilities from universities and the national laboratory system to advance marine energy technologies.
March 13, 2019
research funded bat deterrent technologies to minimize the need for curtailment to reduce environmental impacts of land-based and offshore wind energy
DOE Awards $6.8 Million in Wind Energy Research Projects
DOE selected ten projects totaling $6.8 million that will reduce the impacts of land-based and offshore wind energy on bats and other wildlife.
March 11, 2019
Energy Department Selects Four Projects for High Performance Computing for Manufacturing in Steel and Aluminum Production
DOE announced $1.2 million to support U.S. steel and aluminum manufacturers in improving energy efficiency and accelerating manufacturing innovation.
March 6, 2019
DOE Announces $100 Million in Small Business Innovation and Technology Funding
Eligible small businesses that have previously received Phase I grants will be able to complete for Phase II grants with a duration of up to 2 years.
March 4, 2019
Department of Energy Announces $31 Million in Funding To Advance H2@Scale
The focus of H2@Scale is to enable affordable and reliable large-scale hydrogen generation, transport, storage, and utilization in the United States.
March 1, 2019
Department of Energy Announces $50 Million for Commercial Truck, Off-road Vehicle, and Gaseous Fuels Research
Funding opportunity addresses priorities in gaseous fuels research, including natural gas, biopower, and hydrogen; and more.