On Oct. 29 during his keynote speech at the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) 2015 Diversity in STEM Conference, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz announced a new program to help tribal colleges prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and specifically in advanced manufacturing.
A new report from a workshop held jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) outlines a range of research and actions needed to transform today’s water treatment plants into water resource recovery facilities.
“Today is a National Day of Remembrance for nuclear weapons and uranium workers and we want to honor this integral part of our workforce at the Department of Energy. From the earliest days of the Manhattan Project, brave and innovative Americans have contributed to our national security and the security of our allies and partners through their work in this important field. They have often gone unrecognized and today is an opportunity to commend them for their extraordinary service.
The U.S. Department of Energy's GATEWAY program has released a report describing four exterior SSL projects that have been completed at Princeton University, which has long recognized SSL’s potential benefits. These projects show how the school’s approach to solid-state lighting has evolved as its knowledge has broadened and as the products available have improved in performance and sophistication:
Deadline for concept papers: November 20, 2015
Deadline for full applications: January 20, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a solid-state lighting (SSL) R&D funding opportunity on October 29, 2015. Under this funding opportunity (DE-FOA-0001364, “Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D—2016”), a total of up to $10.5 million in funding is directed toward all three existing DOE SSL R&D program areas.
The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC) recently published its 2014 Annual Report, which provides technical and programmatic advice to the Energy Secretary on DOE's hydrogen research, development, and demonstration efforts, and highlights worldwide advances and challenges with regard to hydrogen and fuel cell commercialization, policy, regulations, standardization, financial climate, and research and development.
The U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program has posted the 2015 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report. Each year at the Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, projects funded by DOE's Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program are reviewed for their merit.
The DuPont cellulosic ethanol facility, opening in Nevada, Iowa, on October 30, will be the largest cellulosic ethanol plant in the world. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Director, Jonathan Male, alongside senior government officials, DuPont leaders and staff, and local farmers will attend the grand opening ceremony and plant tour.