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November 25, 2015
DOE to Host Energy Track at 2015 BIA Providers Conference

The DOE Office of Indian Energy is offering an energy track at the 25th Annual BIA Tribal Providers Conference Dec. 2-3, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska. The track will feature breakout sessions on a variety of topics to help tribal energy leaders and professionals make informed decisions about energy projects.

November 24, 2015
DOE Issues Sources Sought/Request for Information for Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management Technical Support Services

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) today issued a Sources Sought/Request for Information (RFI) seeking interested parties with specialized capabilities to meet all of the requirements for the potential upcoming procurement for Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) Technical Support Services. The purpose of the Sources Sought/RFI is to solicit interested parties’ input from small business concerns, with the intent of assessing set-aside possibilities.

November 23, 2015
Secretary Moniz Awards $125 Million for 41 Transformational Energy Technology Projects Ahead of COP21 in Paris

ARPA-E’s OPEN 2015 Program selects innovative energy technologies to advance US energy security and help achieve climate goals.

November 23, 2015
GREET Model Expanded to Better Address Biofuel Life-Cycle Analysis Research Questions

The Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model allows researchers and analysts to fully evaluate the energy and emission impacts of advanced vehicle technologies and new transportation fuels. Argonne National Laboratory recently released a new version of GREET, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office.

November 23, 2015
Energy Department Announces Six Clean Energy Projects through Partnership with Israel

U.S. Department of Energy and Israel’s Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources announce $5.1 million for six newly selected clean energy projects as part of the Binational Industrial Research and Development Energy program.

November 20, 2015
U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 33 R&D 100 Awards for 2015

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) researchers have won 33 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential. The R&D 100 awards, sometimes called the “Oscars of Innovation,” are given annually in recognition of exceptional new products or processes that were developed and introduced into the marketplace during the previous year.  The awards were presented at a gala reception in Las Vegas on the evening of Friday, November 13th

November 19, 2015
NREL researcher Dr. Jianping Yu holds a sample of cyanobacteria. Photo courtesy Dennis Schroeder/NREL.
BETO-Funded Projects Win at the 2015 R&D 100 Awards

Two projects funded by the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) have received awards at this year’s 2015 R&D 100 Awards. The annual “Oscars of Invention” awards recognize excellence in innovative technologies; BETO projects have had strong showings as finalists and winners in the past, and this year was no exception.

November 19, 2015
Webinar December 1: Northeast States’ Hydrogen Economy

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Northeast States’ Hydrogen Economy" on Tuesday, December 1, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EST. The webinar will focus on state efforts to support the regional development of hydrogen infrastructure for the deployment of fuel cell electric vehicles in the Northeast United States.

November 18, 2015
DOE Announces Notice of Intent to Issue Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research, Development, and Demonstration FOA

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Research, Development, and Demonstration" on or about December 10, 2015. The FOA will offer up to $35 million, subject to appropriations, for hydrogen production, delivery, and storage research and development; demonstration and deployment of infrastructure components; consortia topics for fuel cell performance and durability and advanced hydrogen storage materials research; and cost and performance analysis for hydrogen production, storage, and fuel cells.

November 18, 2015
DOE Collects Civil Penalties for Failure to Certify Commercial Refrigeration Equipment

DOE recently resolved enforcement actions against two companies that failed to certify that their commercial refrigeration equipment complies with federal energy conservation standards.