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That’s a Wrap on 2019

From 3D printing to launching major initiatives around cybersecurity, desalination, battery recycling, and more, 2019 was filled with highlights for AMO. Check out our 2019 year in review.

NOTICE OF INTENT: New FOA Will Support Research and Development for Plastics

DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) recently published a notice of intent to issue a joint Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled “BOTTLE: Bio-Optimized Technologies to Keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment.” This FOA, jointly funded by the Bioenergy Technologies Office and AMO, will support high-impact research and development for plastics. Learn more.

United States Continues to Lead World in Supercomputing

According to TOP500, the Summit supercomputing machine at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory ranked first in the world again, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Sierra machine ranked second. In total, four of the 10 fastest computers belong to DOE National Laboratories, with Los Alamos and Sandia Labs’ Trinity machine at 7th place and Lawrence Livermore’s Lassen machine at 10th place. View a full list of the Top500 Supercomputers HERE.

Updates from AMO’s Industrial Assessment Centers

Catch up on the latest from the Industrial Assessment Center’s (IAC) newsletter, which highlights the work of engineering students and faculty as they conduct energy efficiency assessments at manufacturing facilities or water treatment plants around the country. In the 2019 fall edition, learn more about how teams collaborated with Tennessee Valley Authority and Koppers, Inc. to identify savings opportunities. Download the 2019 IAC fall newsletter. View previous versions HERE.

University of Maryland Wins 2019 National CyberForce Competition™

Last month, DOE announced the team from University of Maryland, Baltimore County as the national winner of DOE’s 2019 CyberForce Competition™. CyberForce 2019 is DOE’s fifth iteration of its cyber defense competition, designed to inspire and develop the next generation of energy sector cybersecurity professionals. More information on DOE’s CyberForce Competition can be found HERE.

AMO Project Peer Review - Download the 2019 report


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