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October 26, 2016
Project Led by a Small Business Keeps Fish Out of Harm’s Way
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has worked with Whooshh Innovations on an inventive project demonstrating a fish-friendly transport syste...
October 13, 2016
Advancing the Frontiers of Clean Energy Innovation

America must continue to push the boundaries of clean energy innovation by doubling down on Federally-funded research and accelerating new...

October 11, 2016
At SXSW Eco: Small Businesses Play Key Role in Developing Clean Energy
Hundreds of business leaders, policy makers, entrepreneurs and designers gathered at the South by Southwest Eco (SXSW Eco) in Texas. The conference...
September 30, 2016
The Department of Energy has tapped Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to develop Build4Scale, a training program for clean technology entrepreneurs focused on manufacturing fundamentals.
Build4Scale: Training Cleantech Entrepreneurs for Manufacturing Success
Build4Scale will help entrepreneurs cost effectively build their clean energy products by providing training on manufacturing fundamentals like mat...
September 20, 2016
Innovation Crossroads Launches to Develop the Next Generation of Clean Energy Entrepreneurs

We need an energy revolution—a revolution that will mitigate the impact of climate change while providing affordable and reliable energy to...

August 25, 2016
Video: Lab-Corps Third Cohort Graduates in Washington, D.C.
Video: Lab-Corps Third Cohort Graduates in Washington, D.C.

Some of the nation’s top researchers recently graduated from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Lab-Corps program designed to...

August 24, 2016
Energy Department Announces Dates and New Contests for Solar Decathlon 2017 in Denver, Colorado
Energy Department Announces Dates and New Contests for Solar Decathlon 2017 in Denver, Colorado

Student design competition, which challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy...

August 18, 2016
The second round of the Small Business Vouchers program introduces three new national labs with whom small businesses will partner.
Empowering Small Businesses to Expand the Clean Energy Revolution
The second round of the Small Business Vouchers program has wrapped up with 43 clean energy small businesses from across the United States being se...
August 18, 2016
Energy Department Awards 43 new Business-Laboratory Collaborations under Small Business Vouchers Pilot
Today, the Energy Department announced 43 small businesses will participate in the second round of the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot.
July 12, 2016
Progress on President Obama’s “Lab to Market” Initiative
Progress on President Obama’s “Lab to Market” Initiative

Lab-Corps, an entrepreneurial boot-camp, helps scientists transition their research to the market.

June 23, 2016
Heila Technologies, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, won the 2016 Cleantech UP National Competition. | Energy Department photo.
Cleantech University Prize Highlights Next Generation of Clean Energy Innovators

Energy Department competition supports student entrepreneurs and helps spur development of new clean energy technologies.

June 23, 2016
Raising Our Game in Clean Energy Innovation
Raising Our Game in Clean Energy Innovation

How the Department of Energy is investing in the future of clean energy innovation at our National Labs and around the world.

June 21, 2016
Energy Department Announces $23 Million for Small Businesses Focused on Clean Energy Innovations
Today, the Energy Department announced $23 million in funding for 23 new projects led by small businesses to further develop clean energy technolog...
June 20, 2016
NovoMoto, winner of the Clean Energy Trust Challenge, has developed a MicroPlant technology that aims to provide renewable, sustainable electricity to communities in sub-Saharan Africa. | Photo courtesy of NovoMoto
Road to Denver: Collegiate Startups Compete for $100,000 at Cleantech University Prize National Competition

The Cleantech University Prize Collegiate Competition has traveled coast-to-coast over the past four months to find America’s next clean energy...

June 10, 2016
Hosts of the Cleantech University Prize (Cleantech Up) FLoW competition with the winners, Xstream Trucking of Stanford University. The team took home the $50,000 first-place prize for their drag-reducing trucking technology. | Photo courtesy of Caltech
Cleantech University Prize Regional Competitions Wrap Up in Florida and California
The Energy Department’s Cleantech University Prize recently wrapped up its regional collegiate competitions. The California Institute of Technolo...
May 26, 2016
Victor Kane, Director of EERE's Lab Impact Initiative, leads the first-ever Lab Impact Summit on May 4 at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. | Photo courtesy of NREL
Lab Impact Summit: Partnering with Our National Labs for a More Sustainable Future

The first-ever Lab Impact Summit on May 4 at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory convened about 300 clean energy thought leaders from both...

May 6, 2016
Energy Department Announces $9.1 Million for Small Businesses Focused on Clean Energy Innovations

In support of National Small Business Week, the Energy Department today announced 61 new projects led by small businesses in 25 states to develop...

May 5, 2016
VIDEO: Getting Started on the Road to Clean Energy
VIDEO: Getting Started on the Road to Clean Energy
A new program called Cyclotron Road connects clean energy entrepreneurs with the unique resources of our National Labs.
May 4, 2016
Energy Department Announces New Funding for National Labs to Partner with Industry to Strengthen Clean Energy Manufacturing Competitiveness
New funding for national labs to partner with industry on clean energy manufacturing.
May 3, 2016
Iron Goat's technology uses robotic automation methods in a new manufacturing process for pelletized agricultural products such as livestock feed and grass pellet fuel. | Photo courtesy of Iron Goat
Rutgers, MIT Crown Cleantech University Prize Regional Winners

The Cleantech University Prize recently made two stops along the Interstate 95 corridor, with regional competitions in New Jersey and Boston. With...

April 22, 2016
Gecko Robotics' proprietary magnetic adhesion technology works much like the sticky foot of a gecko, allowing its robots to crawl up walls to inspect for damage in power plants. This technology helps ensure safety and increase efficiency by deploying robots rather than humans.
Rice Business Plan Competition Crowns Student Startup Energy Winners

Forty-two companies with promising energy and other cutting-edge technologies collected more than $1.69 million at the 2016 Rice Business Plan...

April 18, 2016
NovoMoto's MicroPlant technology aims to provide renewable, sustainable electricity to communities in sub-Saharan Africa. | Photo courtesy of NovoMoto
Solar Smart Grid Startup NovoMoto Wins Cleantech University Prize at Clean Energy Trust Challenge

NovoMoto, a student-led startup from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, took home $50,000 after winning the Energy Department's Cleantech...

April 14, 2016
The heavily residential Gentilly section of New Orleans will receive several advanced microgrids after learning about their use from the Energy Transitions Initiative. | Photo by Phil Voss/NREL
How Renewables Will Help New Orleans Keep the Lights On
The immense challenges that New Orleans faced in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina were intensified by electric grid failures.
March 21, 2016
Carnegie Mellon Launches Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize
The Energy Department's Cleantech University Prize competition traveled to the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh for the first-eve...
March 18, 2016
Technology-to-Market News and Blog Posts
Lab-Corps: Training National Lab Entrepreneurs to Take Clean Energy to Market

EERE's Lab-Corps program teaches scientists and engineers from the National Laboratories about the challenges faced by industry, which takes the...