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July 26, 2018
Success Story: Pennsylvania Utilities Encourage Use of CHP
Energy users across the country – from the U.S. Army to the Texas Medical Center and more – are using combined heat and power (CHP) to generate...
July 19, 2018
Sam Shaner (left) and Matt Ellis (right), co-founders of Yellowstone Energy, are fellows in an Energy Department lab-embedded entrepreneurship program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Photo: Yellowstone Energy LP
The Future of Energy Technology Begins with Investing in Innovators Today
Growing up near nuclear plants and with an interest in nuclear energy, it’s no wonder Sam Shaner and Matthew Ellis, who first met six years ago as...
June 28, 2018
Rick Perry standing behind a 3D printed podium.
3D Printing Technology Front and Center at Supercomputing Announcement
On June 8, 2018, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry traveled to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to dedicate Summit...
June 6, 2018
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AMO’s Kelly Visconti Honored for Federal Government Stewardship
The Advanced Manufacturing Office’s (AMO) Kelly Visconti was recently honored with the prestigious Arthur S. Flemming Award for her tremendous...
May 30, 2018
Technology Days participants explore an interactive, 3D visualization of wind patterns in NREL’s Energy System Integration Facility Insight Center.
Blog: 2018 Technology Days Connects Better Plants Partners with the National Labs
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Plants program is helping industry boost its productivity through adoption of energy technology...
May 21, 2018
Universidad del Turabo Industrial Assessment Center assisted with Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria recovery efforts by by installing donated solar power systems for the local water distribution and community centers.
Industrial Assessment Centers Adapt to Aid Puerto Rico Recovery
One of DOE's Industrial Assessment Centers is assisting with Puerto Rico's recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria in September 2017.
May 17, 2018
A silicon carbide wafer processed at X-Fab
POWERAMERICA: INVESTING IN INDUSTRY TO ADVANCE THE NEXT GENERATION OF POWER ELECTRONICS
The market for wide bandgap (WBG) power electronic devices is spreading due to increased awareness of the large energy savings and...
April 18, 2018
IETCBanner2018 - image of a castle at night.
Better Plants to Present at Industrial Energy Technology Conference
In June, the Energy Department’s Better Plants program will participate in the Industrial Energy Technology Conference (IETC).
April 16, 2018
Moe Khaleel, center (left) ORNL Associate Laboratory Director, Energy and Environmental Sciences Directorate and Bob Vanderhoff, center (right) CEO, Magnum Venus Products, cut the ribbon on MVP’s thermoset printer at DOE’s Manufacturing Demonstration Faci
World’s First Medium/Large-scale 3D Thermoset Printer Unveiled at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Magnum Venus Products (MVP), in partnership with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), installed the world’s...
April 12, 2018
26 Women of Color Diversifying Entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley, Media, and Beyond,” by Vanity Fair
Cyclotron Road’s Etosha Cave Recognized as one of Vanity Fair’s 26 Women of Color Diversifying Entrepreneurship
Etosha Cave, alumna of the Advanced Manufacturing Office’s (AMO) Cyclotron Road program and co-founder of Opus 12, was recognized as one...
April 4, 2018
Idaho National Laboratory researchers using a machine used in developing electrochemical process for creating synthetic fuels and plastics
Idaho National Laboratory Emerges with New Low-temp Hydrocarbon Cracking Processes
A team of Idaho National Laboratory (INL) researchers has now pioneered an electrochemical process that could eliminate the need for high-energy...
December 21, 2017
Blade 0, pictured above, is the first wind blade manufactured from a 3D-printed mold through a partnership between the Advanced Manufacturing Office, Wind Energy Technologies Office, national labs, and private sector partners
2017: A Year of Achievement
Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) partners include a diverse group of national laboratories, companies (for-profit and not-for-profit), state and...
December 18, 2017
Pictured (Left to Right): Therkelsen, Rao, Aghajanzadeh, Sheaffer, Miller, Tutterow, Wu, Liu, Adesola.
Lawrence Berkeley Lab team receives prestigious award for ISO 50001 research and development
The Industrial Applications Team (IAT) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is the recipient of...
December 14, 2017
IACMI has facilitated a research project enabling undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) to design, build, and test composite snow sled prototypes. IACMI and the UTK students are presenting the prototype sleds
Classroom to the Slopes: STEM Students Design Composite Snow Sleds
It’s a feeling almost everyone can remember from their childhood: a fresh layer of snow coats the ground and a peaceful silence hovers...
October 25, 2017
DOE’s Better Plants Partners Connect to Drive Energy Efficiency at World Energy Engineering Congress
Last month, staff from DOE’s Better Plants program convened with partners in Atlanta, Georgia, for the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC)...
October 20, 2017
Effects on Perception: Students who attended Manufacturing Day in 2016 were asked to participate in a survey administered by Deloitte. 89% were more aware of manufacturing jobs in their communities. 84% were more convinced that manufacturing provides...
Manufacturing Day 2017: Open Doors, Open Minds
One of the most basic components of human nature is curiosity about the world around us – specifically the desire to understand how things are...
October 17, 2017
Anna Douglas, CEO of SkyNano Technologies, is a Ph.D.
SkyNano Technologies: Breaking Through Nanotube Manufacturing Barriers with New Innovations
Anna Douglas, CEO of SkyNano Technologies, is a Ph.D. student in interdisciplinary material science at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
October 16, 2017
What is Additive Manufacturing?
Additive manufacturing allows researchers to create physical, three-dimensional objects directly from a computer design file.
October 6, 2017
ROBUST AND RESILIENT: Maximizing IMPACT in Manufacturing. Blog Series 2
Manufacturing Day – Celebrating Innovation in Manufacturing
As communities across the country celebrate Manufacturing Day today, it is an opportunity to recognize the role of industry and researchers.
September 22, 2017
4 Things to Look Forward to at the World Energy Engineering Congress
The value of attending the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) in Atlanta, GA from September 27-29, is clear -
September 8, 2017
Brays Bayou next to the TECO CHP installation under normal conditions in October 2012.
CHP Installation Keeps Hospital Running During Hurricane Harvey
Our thoughts and concerns are with all the people affected by natural disasters like the recent hurricanes and storms.
August 17, 2017
Dr. Fang Ren, a postdoctoral fellow at SLAC, loads a combinatorial library on the high throughput data collector at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource at SLAC.
Artificial Intelligence: The Future of New Materials Discovery
Researchers from across the U.S. and around the world use computing power to solve problems and discover new information through modeling, design...
July 25, 2017
Better Plants Partners are Recognized at the 2017 Industrial Energy Technology Conference
Over 100 energy managers, utility experts, and other industrial sector vendors and stakeholders gathered in New Orleans on June 20-22...
July 20, 2017
Four Seasons Produce employees processing oranges at their 50001 Ready facility in Ephrata, PA.
DOE Recognizes Four Seasons Produce as First U.S. ‘50001 Ready’ Facility
In May 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy introduced the 50001 Ready program as the Department’s latest resource to support U.S. adoption...
July 20, 2017
Photo of a 3D-printed submarine hull.
Navy 3D Prints First Submersible
Through a partnership with the Navy’s Disruptive Technology Lab, Oak Ridge National Laboratory created the military’s first 3D-printed submersible.