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May 24, 2016
Science and Nature Adventure Program Series, June 7–10, at the Weldon Spring Site

Connect with science, technology, chemistry, engineering, ecology, and art during four, fun-filled days of exploration.

St. Charles, MO – What will inspire our next generation of scientists, artists, engineers, and biologists? What will fuel their curiosity to create, solve problems, and study? The Weldon Spring Site’s Science and Nature Adventure will challenge, inspire, and fuel children’s curiosities to be great thinkers, problem solvers, and nature lovers.

May 24, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) presented 16 award recipients with awards at their annual Small Business Forum & Expo on May 24, 2016. Awards were presented by DOE’s OSDBU Director, John Hale III.
Small Business Winners FY 2015

Federal Small Business Program Manager of the Year

Recognizes an individual who embodies the many facets of an energetic, forward-thinking, DOE small business program manager. Their efforts far exceed expectations in working with, advocating for, and assisting in the increased utilization of small businesses.

Award Recipient:

Gary Lyttek
Senior Business Source Manager
National Nuclear Security Administration
Washington, DC

May 24, 2016
Energy Department Awards Up to $4 Million for Projects to Recover Critical Materials from Geothermal Fluids

The Energy Department today announced four research and development (R&D) projects in California, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming that will receive up to $4 million in total funding to assess the occurrence of rare-earth minerals and other critical materials that may be dissolved in higher-temperature fluids associated with energy extraction.

May 23, 2016
Department of Energy Announces 14 New Projects for Window Efficiency Technologies

ARPA-E Awards $31 Million to Develop Innovative Materials that Reduce Heat Loss through Single-Pane Windows

May 23, 2016
Energy Department Announces Partnership with DWEA to Support Wind for Schools Program

The Wind Program announced that the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) has been selected as a partner to support the long-term sustainability of the Wind for Schools program.

May 23, 2016
May 25 Webinar to Focus on Tribal Business Structures

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration, is presenting a webinar titled, “Tribal Business Structures for Financing Projects” on Wednesday, May 25, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. The webinar will highlight the six different business structures that Indian tribes and tribally owned businesses can use to diversify their economic portfolio.

May 23, 2016
DOE Announces JUMP Initiative Winners, Launches New Crowdsourcing Calls at Bay Area Maker Faire

The Department of Energy’s Buildings Technologies Office announced the latest winners for its JUMP platform, an online crowdsourcing initiative aimed at advancing energy-efficient building technologies, during the 11th annual Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, California.

May 23, 2016
Algal Biology Toolbox Workshop Brings Lead Experts to Inform Algae-Based Biofuel Strategy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is hosting a two-day workshop gathering lead experts in the field of algal biology from May 24–25, 2016. This workshop, “Sharpening Our Tools: Algal Biology Toolbox Workshop,” held in San Diego, California, will discuss research and development (R&D) needed to achieve affordable, scalable, and sustainable algae-based biofuels. It is the first algal biofuels strategy workshop to focus specifically on improvements in algal biology—a key research focus required to advance the economic viability of algae-based biofuels.

May 20, 2016
NREL Announces Innovation Challenge for Crowdsourced Ideas for Energy-Efficiency in Residential Buildings

The Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), along with industry partner CLEAResult, will launch a Call for Innovation as part of the DOE JUMP initiative during the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, Calif., on May 22.

May 20, 2016
Energy Department Announces Climate Action Champion, City of San Francisco, Embracing Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

Today, the Energy Department's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced the city of San Francisco has been selected as the first Climate Action Champion to pursue hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for local transportation, in addition to new analysis projects by Strategic Analysis, Inc.