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May 25, 2016
Federal Energy Management Program Issues 2016 AFFECT Funding Opportunity Announcement

On May 26, 2016, the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) on the EERE Exchange titled Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2016.

May 25, 2016
2016 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Winners Crowned

The winner of the 2016 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge was announced during a special awards ceremony on May 11, 2016, by Dr. Jonathan Male, Director of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). The winning infographic entitled “Cellulosic Ethanol: Fueling the Future,” was developed by students from Smithtown High School East in St. James, New York.

May 25, 2016
DOE Announces Webinars on Tribal Business Structures for Financing Projects, the Technologist in Residence Pilot, 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.

May 24, 2016
Argonne Launches First Tech Incubator

News release from Argonne National Laboratory, May 24, 2016.

Developing transformative energy technologies and cleaner manufacturing processes and new materials requires more than a great idea and some committed people. It takes an innovation ecosystem.

To meet this challenge, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and Argonne National Laboratory announced today a new innovation accelerator program for science and energy entrepreneurs called Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI).

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 seventeen (17) award recipients with awards at the 15th Annual DOE Small Business Forum & Expo on May 24, 2016. Awards were presented by DOE’s OSDBU Director, John Hale III and Drake Russell, Deputy Director, OSDBU.
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.