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August 13, 2019
The Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory today announced the signing of contracts with Cray Inc. to build the NNSA’s first exascale supercomputer, “El Capitan.”
DOE’s NNSA signs $600 million contract to build its first exascale supercomputer
'El Capitan’ at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will perform mission critical research to maintain U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile
August 6, 2019
Readout of Secretary Perry’s Meeting with Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Khalid Al-Falih
Two energy ministers discussed a range of topics including the stability of world oil markets and more.
August 5, 2019
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DOE Announces Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement to Examine Building a Versatile Test Reactor in the U.S.
The Department Of Energy announces an Environmental Impact Statement to examine building a Versatile Test Reactor in the United States.
August 1, 2019
Statement from Secretary Perry on NNSS Visit
DOE leadership team provided Governor Sisolak both unclassified and classified briefings on the critical national security work.
August 1, 2019
Peter Sorensen at berkeley lab
Department of Energy Selects 73 Scientists to Receive Early Career Research Program Funding
The effort is designed to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers.
August 1, 2019
Department of Energy Implementation Activities Plan in the Case of a Lapse of Appropriations
Learn more about the Department of Energy's plan for operating in the event of a lapse of appropriations.
July 31, 2019
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Department of Energy Authorizes LNG Exports from the Gulf LNG Liquefaction Project in Mississippi
Gulf LNG Liquefaction Project will be located in Jackson County, Mississippi, near the city of Pascagoula.
July 29, 2019
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory used the technology they developed to decommission the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor to develop the Miniature Integrated Nuclear Detection System. The Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor, a former Office of Science user faci...
Department of Energy Announces $14 Million for Fusion Energy Sciences Research
Projects seek to make steady-state fusion power plants possible.
July 29, 2019
The Volvo SuperTruck made a stop at Energy Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
Department of Energy Announces $50 Million for Commercial Truck, Off-road Vehicle, and Gaseous Fuels Research
Projects will focus on innovative research of technologies for trucks, off-road vehicles, and the fuels that power them.
July 25, 2019
Energy Department researchers who won the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Secretary Perry Congratulates Recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Established in 1996, the PECASE acknowledges the contributions scientists and engineers have made to the advancement of science.
July 24, 2019
Supercomputer lights at Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials
Department of Energy Announces $37 Million for Materials and Chemistry Research in Quantum Information Science
QIS seeks to exploit intricate quantum mechanical phenomena to create fundamentally new ways of obtaining and processing information.
July 23, 2019
Picuris Pueblo of New Mexico 1-MW Community Solar Array
DOE Announces $16 Million for 14 Tribal Energy Infrastructure Deployment Projects
This investment will help Native American and Alaska Native communities harness their vast energy resources.
July 22, 2019
Joint Statement From The Meeting of United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Minister of Energy Yuval Steinitz of Israel
Secretary Perry and Minister Steinitz commit to further advancing high level of strategic cooperation between the United States and Israel in energy.
July 18, 2019
Enhanced Oil Recovery facility located in Gaylord Michigan. This facility includes separation and compression units for use in recovery and storage of CO2.
Energy Department Invests $40 Million in Enhanced Oil Recovery
DOE selected these projects as part of its basin-specific research strategy focused on increasing ultimate recovery and operational efficiency.
July 15, 2019
Parabolic trough collectors concentrate the sun's energy on an oil- filled tube running along the focal line of the parabolically shaped trough.
Department of Energy Announces $121 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants
More than 100 grants will support scientific innovation.
July 1, 2019
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Department of Energy Announces $17 Million for Research in EPSCoR States
Nine projects aim to advance energy research.
June 27, 2019
A blue glow from Cherenkov radiation in the reactor pool of the High Flux Isotope Reactor from stored fuel elements.
Energy Department Invests Nearly $50 Million at National Laboratories and Universities to Advance Nuclear Technology
$49.3 million awarded for 58 projects to fund nuclear energy research, facility access, crosscutting technology development and infrastructure
June 26, 2019
Marcellus Shale Energy and Environment Laboratory
U.S. Department of Energy Invests $44.5M in Advanced Technologies for Recovering Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas
Projects will help improve the recovery efficiency of emerging unconventional oil and natural gas reservoirs.
June 25, 2019
solar tower test facility at sandia national laboratory
Department of Energy Announces 2019 Technology Commercialization Fund Projects
Projects will strengthen partnerships between National Laboratories and private sector companies to deploy promising technologies to the marketplace.
June 24, 2019
climate simulation by livermore national lab
Department of Energy Announces $13 Million for Atmospheric Research
New projects in atmospheric sciences part of an overall effort to improve models for predicting weather and climate.
June 23, 2019
Deputy Secretary Brouillette Meets With Israel’s Minister of Energy Dr. Yuval Steinitz
Two leaders discussed best practices for cyber workforce development and cross-cutting information sharing with the energy sector.
June 21, 2019
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Secretary Perry Applauds President Trump’s Action on A.I., Announces XLab Summit on Artificial Intelligence in Chicago
Innovation XLab Artificial Intelligence Summit brings together industry leaders from the energy, transportation, healthcare and manufacturing sector.
June 18, 2019
Deputy Secretary Brouillette Statement on G20 Energy and Environment Ministerial
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette issued a statement on the G20 Ministerial Meeting in Karuizawa, Japan.
June 18, 2019
U.S. Supercomputers Still Fastest In The World
Two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories continue to house the fastest supercomputers in the world, according to the new TOP500 List.
June 18, 2019
Joint Statement of Future Cooperation on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies
Japan, the European Commission, and the United States affirmed their shared desire to strengthen cooperation on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.