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February 2, 2016
Accreditation Management of Superior Energy Performance Program to Transition Solely to ANAB in 2016

Since its inception, Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program accreditation has been jointly managed by both the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB). ANSI and ANAB recently announced that the organizations will transition the management of program accreditation solely under ANAB, resulting in increased consolidation and efficiency.

January 29, 2016
Energy Department Announces $1 Million H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition Finalist

The Energy Department has announced SimpleFuel as the finalist for the $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition. SimpleFuel was selected by an independent judging panel and will have until July 2016 to deploy their small scale, on-site hydrogen generation and fueling system and prepare it for testing.

January 29, 2016
Public Hearings on Northern Pass Draft EIS Announced

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced public hearings to receive comments on the Draft EIS (DOE/EIS–0463). The Draft EIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts of DOE’s proposed Federal action of issuing a Presidential permit to Northern Pass LLC (the Applicant) to construct, operate, maintain, and connect a new electric transmission line across the U.S./Canada border in northern New Hampshire.

For the convenience of the public, DOE in conjunction with the New Hampshire SEC will conduct public hearings to provide the public with information on the proposed project and an opportunity for the public to provide oral and written comments and to ask questions concerning the project on March 7 and March 10, 2016.

January 28, 2016
DOE Office of Indian Energy to Host Tribal Renewable Energy Workshop Feb. 9–11

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy is offering a community-scale tribal renewable energy workshop Feb. 9–11 at the Agua Caliente Resort and Casino in Rancho Mirage, California.

January 28, 2016
DOE Awards Support Service Contract

Cincinnati - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to IEI-PEC, JV, of Lincoln, Nebraska.

January 28, 2016
SBIR/STTR FY16 Phase 1 Release 1 Awards Announced—Includes Four for Fuel Cell Membrane Development

The Energy Department has announced the 2016 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I Release 1 Awards, including four projects focused on durable and inexpensive polymer electrolyte membranes for transportation and stationary fuel cell applications.

January 28, 2016
Registration Now Open for 2016 Hydrogen Student Design Contest

Registration for the 2016 Student Design Contest is now open. The contest, run by the Hydrogen Education Foundation, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and others. This effort is aligned with FCTO’s activities to work with the public, academia, and energy associations to ensure that students and the workforce are equipped with the skills and training needed to lead the clean energy economy. The deadline to register is February 10, 2016.

January 27, 2016
BES Technologies Wins CNS-Y12 Small Business Award

October 2015: BES Technologies (BEST) recently received a Small Business Award from Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS), the Y-12 contractor for the Department of Energy in Oak Ridge, TN. The award was made from the Socioeconomic Programs Office, and other awardees included K-9 Search on Site; Secured Transportation Services, LLC; Personal Computer Systems, Inc.; and Container Technologies Industries, LLC. BEST performs radioactive water, laundry and respirator services.

January 27, 2016
Energy Department Investment Drives Clean Energy Innovation at Federal Facilities

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced $2.85 million in funding for four projects that will advance the development of renewable energy technologies at facilities across the federal government.