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January 24, 2013
9 of the 37 entries for the Apps for Vehicles competition.
View the Apps for Vehicles Phase One Submissions

Phase one of the Apps for Vehicles competition has ended. Check out the wide variety of ideas for saving fuel and staying safe behind the wheel.

January 24, 2013
Brian Larsen is developing the next generation of fuel cell catalysts thanks to the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Postdoctoral Research Awards. | Photo courtesy of Dr. Guido Bender, NREL.
10 Questions for a Materials Scientist: Brian Larsen

Meet Brian Larsen, who is helping lower fuel cell costs by developing the next generation of fuel cell catalysts.

January 18, 2013
Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Critical Materials

What are critical materials? We are breaking them down with these top 10 facts.

January 10, 2013
BPA Headquarters Now “Gold Certified” for Sustainability

BPA recently became the first federal agency in Portland, Oregon, to achieve the city's Sustainability at Work Gold Certification for sustainability efforts at its headquarters building.

December 24, 2012
12 Days of Energy Savings

We're getting in the energy-saving spirit this holiday with tips for 12 days of energy savings.

December 21, 2012
#LabChat Recap: Innovations Driving More Efficient Vehicles

The #LabChat on Dec. 13 sparked an engaging discussion about technologies that are improving vehicle fuel economy.

December 12, 2012
This graphic shows how Goodyear's new Air Maintenance Technology -- also called the self-regulating tire -- works. | Graphic courtesy of Goodyear.
54.5 MPG and Beyond: New Tire Technology Pumps Up Fuel Savings

The final post in our fuel economy series: How a revolutionary new tire technology could mean never having to worry about under-inflated tires on your vehicle.

December 11, 2012
What improvements are making vehicles drive farther? Learn about the technologies that are increasing vehicle efficiency.
#LabChat: Innovations Driving More Efficient Vehicles, Dec. 13 at 2 pm ET

Our vehicle experts can answer your questions about technologies that are helping improve vehicle fuel economy.

December 10, 2012
Argonne engineer Steve Ciatti works on an engine in Argonne's Engine Research Facility -- a facility where researchers can study in-cylinder combustion and emissions under realistic operating conditions. | Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.
54.5 MPG and Beyond: Speeding Up Development of Advanced Combustion Engines

The fourth post in our fuel economy series: how researchers are improving the internal combustion engine.

December 7, 2012
Altergy had more than 60 fuel cells in the immediate Hurricane Sandy disaster area that acted as backup power for cell phone towers. | Photo courtesy of Altergy.
Calling All Fuel Cells

The story of how fuel cells help power cell phone towers during a natural disaster.