Bioenergy Technologies Office R&D with University of California San Diego Results in First Algae Surfboard
A joint research and development investment from the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technology Office to the biotech firm Solazyme and the University of California San Diego’s (UCSD) California Center for Algae Biotechnology has resulted in the world’s first surfboard made from algae byproducts.
Through funding by the Energy Department, Sandia National Laboratories have refined a useful percussive hammer tool for harsh geothermal applications.
DOE is exploring the potential of using hybrid applications to raise power plant outputs at low cost.
Plug-in electric vehicle technologies are on their way to being even lighter, more powerful and more efficient with the advent of power inverters created by 3-D printing and novel semiconductors.
This collection of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) success stories highlights the positive impact of its work with businesses, industry partners, universities, research labs, and other entities to increase the use and effectiveness of affordable renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. EERE's success stories are categorized by technology topic. Browse crosscutting initiative and commercialization successes, view partner testimonials about working with EERE, or read success stories by topic below.
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