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May 7, 2015
Energy Department Announces Winners of Next Generation Luminaires™ Solid-State Lighting Design Competition

The Energy Department announced winners of its seventh annual Next Generation LuminairesTM (NGL) design competition for indoor and outdoor lighting during the LIGHTFAIR® International trade show in New York.

May 7, 2015
U.S.-CERN Agreement Paves Way for New Era of Scientific Discovery

A new agreement between the United States and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) signed today will pave the way for renewed collaboration in particle physics, promising to yield new insights into fundamental particles and the nature of matter and our universe.

May 7, 2015
Media Advisory: 2015 SunShot Catalyst Prize Demo Day

Members of the media are invited to attend the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative’s Catalyst prize Demo Day in San Francisco on Thursday, May 14.

The SunShot Catalyst prize program is designed to address many of the challenges preventing ubiquitous, affordable solar energy deployment by connecting American innovators to the tools, capabilities, data assets, and resources developed by the Energy Department and its national laboratories. The competition leverages each of these assets to launch cutting-edge solar companies and tackle time-sensitive market challenges.

On Demo Day, 17 finalists who have successfully completed the competition’s ideation, business innovation, and prototyping contests will publicly demonstrate their products to a panel of judges. The five winners will be eligible for up to $100,000 to help bring their early stage solutions to market. Audience members will participate by voting live on their favorite business pitches.

May 7, 2015
Energy Department Authorizes Dominion Cove Point LNG to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

Press release announcing the authorization of Dominion Cove Point LNG in Calvert County, Maryland to export Liquefied Natural Gas.

May 7, 2015
Webinar May 12: Overview of Station Analysis Tools Developed in Support of H2USA

The Fuel Cell Technologies Office will present a live webinar entitled "Overview of Station Analysis Tools Developed in Support of H2USA" on Tuesday, May 12, from 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will provide a basic introduction to two new models—the Hydrogen Refueling Station Analysis Model (HRSAM) and the Hydrogen Financial Analysis Scenario Tool (H2FAST)—developed by Argonne National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, respectively.

May 7, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on Hydrogen Station Analysis Tools and Interoperable Buildings

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.

May 6, 2015
Battelle’s hydrotreatment system converts bio-oil into biofuel. Photo courtesy of Battelle.
Milestone Reached: New Process Reduces Cost and Risk of Biofuel Production from Bio-Oil Upgrading

Battelle—a nonprofit research and development organization that operates many of the national laboratories—reached an Energy Department project milestone to demonstrate at least 1,000 hours of bio-oil hydrotreatment on a single catalyst charge. Typically, it takes many catalysts to convert a bio-oil intermediate into biofuel, making the conversion process expensive. Battelle’s new process substantially reduces the cost and risk of biofuel production and helps make the process more commercially viable.

May 5, 2015
Energy Department Invests $4 Million to Strengthen Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation

As part of the administration's effort to cut energy waste in the nation's buildings and double energy productivity by 2030, the Energy Department today announced $4 million to develop and demonstrate new energy efficiency solutions for the nation's homes.

May 5, 2015
Energy Department Invests $6 Million to Increase Energy Efficiency of Schools, Offices, Stores and other U.S. Buildings

As part of the Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings and double energy productivity by 2030, the Energy Department today announced nearly $6 million to accelerate energy efficiency in offices, shops, schools and other buildings that will help businesses and communities save money, create jobs, and reduce pollution.

May 4, 2015
Energy Department Awards Nearly $10 Million for Efficient Lighting Development

Energy Department announces nine research and development projects designed to save consumers money, reduce energy consumption.