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July 21, 2015
Private Companies, Local Government, and Utilities to Work with Energy Department to Upgrade Interior Lighting

The Energy Department today announced over 65 organizations are participating in the Better Buildings Alliance's Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC) and committing to drive greater energy efficiency through new interior lighting technologies.

July 20, 2015
DOE Traineeship In Power Engineering (Leveraging Wide Bandgap Power Electronics)

The Advanced Manufacturing Office announced up to $10 million is available to establish 5-year graduate-level university-led DOE Traineeship(s) in Power Engineering (leveraging emerging Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Power Electronics capabilities). The traineeship(s) will be implemented beginning in the Fall 2016 school year and are concentrated on advanced power electronic equipment engineering, design and manufacturing.

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July 17, 2015
Technology-to-Market Blogs

Read Technology-to-Market program blogs.

July 30, 2015
The Energy Department's Lab-Corps pilot program is a national network that aims to unleash national lab researchers to successfully transition their discoveries into high-impact technologies in the marketplace. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder/NREL
Lab-Corps Program Helping to Accelerate Commercialization of Clean Energy Technologies from our National Labs

The Lab-Corps pilot program was launched last year to accelerate the transfer of new clean energy technologies from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Laboratories into the commercial marketplace. Just six months into the program, we are already seeing some exciting results.

July 23, 2015
Energy Department representatives visit “Deep Orange 5,” the fifth version of Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research’s (CU-ICAR) industry-sponsored and student-led vehicle project. DeepOrange is a an innovative approach to engineering education, teaching graduate students a complete product development process. | Photo Credit: CU-ICAR
EERE’s Southeast Swing: Clean Energy Manufacturing in the Southeast is Booming

The Energy Department’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) recently held its Southeast Regional Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. The more than 200 clean energy manufacturing leaders attending the summit and our Assistant Secretary David Danielson’s visits to GE, Suniva, the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research, and the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council highlighted the region’s growing strength in building cutting-edge automobiles, high-efficiency natural gas turbines, advanced composites, and a number of other clean energy technologies.

July 13, 2015
The New York City College of Technology is weatherproofing its house, called DURA, at a Brooklyn Navy Yard construction site. | Photo courtesy of New York City College of Technology.
Solar Decathlon 2015: Nation’s Leading Sustainable Home Design Competition on the Horizon

The teams are set for this year's Solar Decathlon, which challenges students from around the world to design, build and operate highly energy efficient solar-powered houses.

July 8, 2015
Through the new Small Business Vouchers Pilot, small businesses will be able to access tools like this large-scale 3D-printer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility. | Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
New National Labs Pilot Opens Doors to Small Businesses

New Small Business Vouchers Pilot will connect clean energy innovators across the country with the top-notch scientists, engineers, and world-class facilities at Energy Department National Laboratories.

June 25, 2015
Suniva, Inc. solar panels on the roof of the Carbon-Neutral Energy Solutions Laboratory at the Georgia Institute of Technology. | Photo courtesy of Georgia Tech
Southeast Regional Summit to Convene High-Profile Clean Energy Manufacturing Leaders on July 9

The upcoming Southeast Regional Summit will connect the U.S. southeast innovation ecosystem to Energy Department programs and resources, and help shape the Department’s strategy to boost U.S. competitiveness in clean energy manufacturing.

June 25, 2015
Hyliion from Carnegie Mellon University in front of their SMART Suspension System add-on hybrid module that reduces fuel consumption for heavy duty trucks. Hyliion won the 2015 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition in Washington, D.C. | Photo by Matt Dozier, Energy Department.
Hyliion Wins 2015 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, Cleantech University Prize Awardees Announced

Hyliion from Carnegie Mellon University won the 2015 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, setting the stage for next year's Cleantech University Prize.

June 10, 2015
Five student-led start-up companies that won regional competitions across the United States will travel to Washington, D.C., on June 24 to compete for a $50,000 prize in the National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. | <em>Submitted photos</em>
National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition: Five Regional Winners Head to Final Round in Washington, D.C.

Anticipation for the final round of the National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition is growing. Over the past two months, student-led start-ups have faced intense competition and judging panels of industry and financial experts in five regional contests throughout the United States. Five winning regional teams have been crowned, and they will now advance to compete for $50,000 in the fourth annual National Competition in Washington, D.C., on June 24.

May 14, 2015
OptiBit’s product brings the high bandwidth and energy efficiency of fiber optics to computer chips, helping data centers keep up with ballooning volumes of electronic information while saving energy. | <em>Photo courtesy of OptiBit</em>
National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition: OptiBit Wins MIT Clean Energy Prize

OptiBit, a student-led team that has developed a novel approach to helping data centers keep up with ballooning volumes of electronic information while saving energy, won first prize at the MIT Clean Energy Prize Grand Finals, the final regional contest in the Energy Department’s National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.

May 8, 2015
Axiom Exergy's Refrigeration Battery<sup>TM</sup> technology reduces the electricity load of a typical supermarket by shifting the bulk of refrigeration-related energy usage from peak hours to cheaper off-peak hours, which lowers both energy costs and the risk of food spoiling during power outages. | <em> Courtesy of Axiom Exergy</em>
National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition: Axiom Exergy Wins First Look West (FLoW) 2.0 Cleantech Competition

Axiom Exergy, a Stanford, California-based start-up, took top honors Wednesday at First Look West (FLoW) 2.0, a regional competition of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. Axiom Exergy has developed a method of reducing the electricity load of a typical supermarket by shifting the bulk of refrigeration-related energy usage from peak hours to cheaper off-peak hours.

May 4, 2015
Living Ink Technologies has developed a patent-pending technology that uses algae to transform carbon dioxide into ink that is cheaper, healthier, and more environmentally sustainable than traditional ink. | <em>Photo courtesy of Living Ink Technologies</em>
National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition: Living Ink Technologies Wins CU Clean Energy Competition Regional Championship

Living Ink Technologies won first prize on Thursday at the Energy Department’s National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition regional contest in Boulder, Colorado. Living Ink has developed a patent-pending technology that uses algae to transform carbon dioxide into ink that is cheaper, healthier, and more environmentally sustainable than traditional ink.

April 24, 2015
Scientists like these pictured at the Energy Department's Sandia National Labs will play a key role in our Technologist in Residence pilot which is vital in building stronger partnerships between manufacturing companies and our national labs that ultimately results in high-impact research and development
EERE’s Technologist in Residence Program: National Lab-Industry Partnership Pilot to Bolster U.S. Clean Energy Manufacturing Competitiveness

The Energy Department's Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative is launching an exciting new Technologist in Residence (TIR) pilot program in partnership with the Department’s National Labs. At its core, the new TIR program aims to strengthen National Lab and industry relationships to support industry needs and leverage the National Lab network for strategic, long-term, collaborative research and development.

April 22, 2015
Mario Avila (left), Hayden Cardiff (center), and Thomas Healy of Hyliion have developed an add-on hybrid module for tractor trailers that is installed underneath the trailer and is estimated to have a fuel savings upwards of 30%. | <em>Photo courtesy of Hyliion</em>
Hyliion Wins U.S. Department of Energy Clean Tech Prize at 2015 Rice Business Plan Competition

This past Saturday, the student team Hyliion from Carnegie Mellon University took home the DOE Clean Tech Prize at a regional contest for the Energy Department’s National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.

April 16, 2015
FGC Plasma Solutions has developed and commercialized an innovative way to inject fuel into jet engines that improves safety while decreasing fuel consumption. The technology uses plasma to modify the combustion reaction. | <em>Photo courtesy of FGC Plasma Solutions</em>
National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition: FGC Plasma Solutions Wins 2015 Regional Clean Energy Challenge

FGC Plasma Solutions from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio won the top student prize Tuesday at the Clean Energy Trust Clean Energy Challenge in Chicago, the first regional contest for the Energy Department’s National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.

April 3, 2015
Renewable energy technologies, such as the 5 MW Estate Donor Solar Project located on St. Thomas, have helped the U.S. Virgin Islands reduce its fossil fuel use by 20% over the last five years. | Photo by Jennifer DeCesaro
U.S. Virgin Islands Ramping Up Clean Energy Efforts with an Eye Toward a Sustainable Future

Five years ago, the U.S. Virgin Islands was almost 100% dependent on imported oil for electricity, water desalinization, and transportation, resulting in electricity costs that were nearly four times the U.S. national average. Now, with help from a partnership with the United States that has opened the door to renewable and energy efficient technologies, the Virgin Islands has cut its fossil fuel use by 20%, resulting in lower electricity costs for consumers, and a significant reduction in pollution.

March 27, 2015
Celebrating Two Years of Building America’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Future

Find out how we are helping to strengthen U.S. clean energy manufacturing competitiveness.

March 25, 2015
Researcher Kenny Gruchalla (right) explains the 3-D Visualization technology to U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall in the Energy Systems Integration facility (ESIF) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. | Dennis Schroeder / NREL
Pilot Aims to Partner Energy Department’s National Laboratories with Clean Energy Small Businesses

As an effort to significantly increase the industrial impact of the Energy Department's national laboratories on the U.S. clean energy sector, the National Laboratory Impact Initiative's Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot aims to further the department's clean energy and economic development missions by increasing small business access to the expertise, competencies, and infrastructure offered by its national laboratories.

February 24, 2015
Previous National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition participant Superior Ecotech is installing its algae production technology at Upslope Brewing Company in Boulder, Colorado. | Photo courtesy of Superior Ecotech
Where Are They Now? National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition Participants Charting a Path to Success

The Energy Department’s National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition (NCEBPC) is back for its fourth year, providing prizes nationwide. The goal:  creating a new generation of entrepreneurs to address the nation’s energy challenges and capitalize on America’s investment in clean energy research and education.

October 3, 2014
SiNode Systems – Advanced silicon graphene batteries. | Photo courtesy of Sinode Systems.
Startup Success: Energy Department Helping Small Businesses Bring Clean Tech to the Market

Startups are a driving force of innovation in the clean energy sector. These companies are developing creative products and services that slash carbon pollution and move the clean energy economy forward. The Energy Department has invested in several initiatives that support clean energy entrepreneurs and small businesses, including the Innovation Ecosystem Initiative and the National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. These two programs combined have served nearly a thousand ventures that have raised more than $150 million in funding in the last four years. Today we take a look at the recent successes and accomplishments of the start-ups who have gone through these programs.

August 26, 2014
State and Local Energy Planners: New Tool Helps Shape Your Sustainability Strategy

Energy Department and National Renewable Energy Laboratory develop the State and Local Energy Data (SLED) tool, a new website capable of analyzing and sorting data in real-time to quickly assess regional energy system, demand and resources.

July 17, 2015
DOE Extends Portsmouth Infrastructure Support Services Contract

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that it is extending its contract for Infrastructure Support Services at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant site for a period of six months.

July 16, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on the SunShot Catalyst Prize Program, Regional Impacts of Climate Change, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

July 15, 2015
BETO-Funded Study Finds Increased Carbon Intensity from Canadian Oil Sands

A recently released study from Argonne National Laboratory shows that gasoline and diesel refined from Canadian oil sands have a higher carbon impact than fuels derived from conventional domestic crude sources.

July 15, 2015
White House Steps Up Commitment to Cultivating Next Generation of Native Leaders

On July 9, the White House hosted the inaugural Tribal Youth Gathering in collaboration with United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) and the Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Health and Human Services (HHS).

July 15, 2015
Transmission Reliability Peer Review Materials Now Available

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability held a peer review of the Transmission Reliability Program on June 10-11, 2015, in Washington, DC. Materials including the agenda and presentations are now available for download.

July 15, 2015
DOE Selects Projects to Assess Offshore Carbon Storage

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected four projects to receive funding through NETL’s Carbon Storage program. The program is working to develop and advance the effectiveness of onshore and offshore carbon storage technologies, reduce the challenges associated with implementation, and prepare them for widespread commercial deployment in the 2025–2035 time frame.

July 15, 2015
Both the Tribal Leader Forum and workshop will be held at the Pueblo Cultural Center (photo above) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Energy Department to Host Tribal Leader Forum and Tribal Renewable Energy Development Workshop in New Mexico

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is hosting two back-to-back events July 27–29, 2015, at the Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico: a Tribal Leader Forum on forming tribal utilities and an interactive workshop on developing community-scale renewable energy projects on tribal lands.