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March 17, 2016
Lab-Corps Program Announces Second Round of Training for Entrepreneurial Teams at National Labs
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Lab-Corps program today launched its second round of clean energy entrepreneurship trainings.
March 16, 2016
Technology-to-Market News and Blog Posts
Small Business Vouchers Pilot: 33 Businesses Selected for Lab Collaboration, Round 2 Now Open
Thirty-three small businesses were awarded vouchers in the first round of the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot, a collaborative effort between t...
March 15, 2016
Raymond Weitekamp and Corinne Allen utilize the resources and expertise of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Molecular Foundry lab to analyze and validate sustainable advanced materials. Their company, polySpectra, was selected as one of the projects in Cyclotron Road’s first cohort of innovators.
Building the American Clean Energy Innovation Ecosystem: Cyclotron Road Announces New Innovators, Success of First Cohort

The need to develop and support a new generation of clean energy entrepreneurs and startups, especially at their earliest stages of development, is...

March 11, 2016
Under Secretary for Science and Energy  Dr. Franklin Orr announces Denver as the host city for the 2017 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. | Photo courtesy of Ellen Jaskol
Energy Department Announces Denver as Next Location for Solar Decathlon Competition in 2017

Denver wins bid to host next U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, in which student teams compete to design, build and operate cost-effective,...

March 10, 2016
Dr. Johanna Wolfson, new director of the Technology-to-Market program, brings vision and experience to EERE.
Meet Johanna Wolfson: New Tech-to-Market Director Dedicated to Moving EERE Innovation into the Marketplace

Dr. Johanna Wolfson has big plans for EERE’s Technology-to-Market program. Wolfson, who has extensive experience developing pathways to...

March 10, 2016
DOE’s Innovative Small Business Vouchers Pilot Selects 33 Small Businesses for Lab Collaboration
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that 33 small businesses have been selected to work directly with DOE national labs
March 8, 2016
Berkeley Joins the Cleantech University Prize
Heating and air conditioning -- an $11 billion industry in America -- accounts for 5% of domestic energy use.
February 5, 2016
DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions Issues First Call to Launch New Energy Technologies from National Laboratories to Market

Nearly $20 Million Will Partner Labs with Private Sector for Commercial Deployment

January 20, 2016
Crowds gather at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 village in October. Today, the Energy Department announced the 16 collegiate teams selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 competition. | Photo by Thomas Kelsey, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
Energy Department Announces 16 Collegiate Teams to Compete in Solar Decathlon 2017

Teams will now begin the nearly two-year process of building solar-powered houses that are affordable, innovative and highly energy-efficient.

December 30, 2015
Argonne National Laboratory and Capstone Turbine Corporation are exploring using microturbines in combined heat and power (CHP) systems. In the power sector, distributed energy technologies can more than double electric system efficiency through the use of CHP systems that capture and use waste heat productively instead of venting into the atmosphere. Photo credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Pilot Program Builds Sustainable Lab-Industry Partnerships for Breakthrough Manufacturing R&D
The Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) recently kicked off its new Technologist in Residence (TIR) pilot at an event at Argonne National ...
December 16, 2015
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CEMI Is Working with Industry to Make the U.S. the Leader in Clean Energy Manufacturing
The Energy Department's Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) fosters dialogue with industry leaders and stakeholders, in order to overcome ...
December 10, 2015
Building Technologies Office Challenges National Labs to Rethink Market Engagement Strategy
The Energy Department’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) is taking steps to prevent technologies developed in a laboratory from failing to succ...
December 8, 2015
Find out how we connect scientists with innovators and entrepreneurs, like the company who used the National Labs’ supercomputing power to model aerodynamics of long-haul trucks to improve efficiency. | Image by Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Turning Ideas into Impact: The Energy Department’s Office of Technology Transitions

Meet the team connecting scientists with innovators and entrepreneurs.

November 20, 2015
Energy Department investments in the Lab-Corps initiative are teaming innovative scientists with entrepreneurs to bring latebreaking technologies to market.
Lab-Corps Pilot Accelerates Private-Sector Adoption of Game-Changing Technologies

Last week, the EERE Lab-Corps Initiative graduated its first class of top scientists who’ve gone back to school to gain an entrepreneurial...

October 23, 2015
Clean energy technologies like the solar energy innovations underway at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab are transitioning into the marketplace more rapidly because of a new initiative called Lab-Corps.
Lab-Corps Initiative Moves High-Impact Innovations into the Marketplace

A new innovation pathway is gaining ground –- one that corrals the brightest minds in the nation to bring select breakthrough clean energy...

September 23, 2015
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s prototype thermochemical conversion device, funded by EERE and a natural gas company, is installed in front of a concentrating solar power dish. The device converts natural gas into the more energy-rich fuel syngas. Small clean tech businesses may be interested in technical assistance related to system components, the process itself, or downstream products such as hydrogen, methanol, or chemicals.
New Pilot Accepting Small Business Requests to Work Closely with Labs
Starting today, small businesses can apply to access the Energy Department’s world-class facilities and an enterprise of more than 10,000 leading...
September 22, 2015
Where are They Now? In Search of Former Solar Decathlon Houses
Where are They Now? In Search of Former Solar Decathlon Houses

The US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon continues to educate on solar efficiency and sustainability through the solar houses that have competed...

September 16, 2015
Through the Energy Department's Climate Action Champions initiative, cities like Boston and Minneapolis have identified ways to reduce their carbon footprint by as much as 80 percent by 2050.
Running the Race for Clean Energy

Cities like Boston and Minneapolis have identified ways to reduce their carbon footprint by as much as 80 percent by 2050.

September 15, 2015
Energy Department Announces Two New Actions to Spur Clean Energy Manufacturing Growth and Innovation
A lab-industry collaboration pilot and a solicitation leverage national labs' high-performance computing to advance clean energy manufacturing.
September 3, 2015
Solar Decathlon 2015: The Next Generation of Clean Energy Leaders
Solar Decathlon 2015: The Next Generation of Clean Energy Leaders

Meet some of the inspiring Solar Decathlon alumni who have gone on to pursue careers in clean energy and sustainable housing.

September 1, 2015
AEMC Summit to Showcase U.S. Department of Energy Manufacturing Innovation Successes and New Opportunities for Public-Private Partnerships
The third annual American Energy & Manufacturing Competitiveness (AEMC) Summit September 15-16 in Washington, DC is shaping up to be our best yet. ...
August 27, 2015
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Solar Decathlon 2015: Meet the Teams

Meet the collegiate teams behind the amazing solar-powered sustainable homes of Solar Decathlon 2015.

August 25, 2015
The US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 is recruiting volunteers! The award-winning educational event, October 8-18 in Irvine, California, will showcase solar efficiency houses designed and built by collegiate teams worldwide. Source: Alexis Powers
Solar Decathlon 2015: Build it and They Will Come

The US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 is recruiting volunteers! The award-winning educational event, October 8-18 in Irvine, California,...

July 30, 2015
Lab-Corps Program Helping to Accelerate Commercialization of Clean Energy Technologies from our National Labs
The Lab-Corps pilot program was launched last year to accelerate the transfer of new clean energy technologies from the U.S. Department of Energy's...
July 23, 2015
Energy Department representatives visit “Deep Orange 5,” the fifth version of Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research’s (CU-ICAR) industry-sponsored and student-led vehicle project. DeepOrange is a an innovative approach to engineering education, teaching graduate students a complete product development process. | Photo Credit: CU-ICAR
EERE’s Southeast Swing: Clean Energy Manufacturing in the Southeast is Booming
The Energy Department’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) recently held its Southeast Regional Summit in Atlanta, Georgia.