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November 14, 2014
Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy

The ninth annual Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will be held from December 7–9, 2014, in San Diego, California, at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter. Bringing together representatives from various countries all around the Pacific Rim, this event will focus on the growth of the industrial biotechnology and bioenergy sectors in North America and the Asia-Pacific region. Glenn Doyle, BETO's Deployment & Demonstration Technology Manager, will be moderating and speaking at a session on entitled "Utilizing Strategic Partnerships to Grow Your Business" on December 9.

October 30, 2014
SunShot Award Helps Solar Tracking Company Expand Internationally

SunShot Incubator awardee QBotix, which harnesses the power of robotic tracking to optimize solar plant operation, is working to reduce the cost of photovoltaic (PV) tracking technology by consolidating many trackers into an individual robot that can travel from tracker to tracker to make adjustments.

September 23, 2014
DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: One Sky Homes, San Jose, CA

Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready home in San Jose, CA, that achieved a HERS 69 on the California HERS score without PV, or HERS -1 with 6.4 kW of PV. The custom home has 2x6 advanced framed walls dense packed with R-23 of cellulose plus 1 in. of rigid foam exterior insulation, R-51 blown cellulose in the attic, ICF crawl space walls plus 3-in. EPS under the slab, solar hot water, an HRV, and a very high efficiency heat pump with central fan-integrated Night Ventilation cooling that cuts cooling costs by 98%.

August 25, 2014
Fuel Cell Technologies Researcher Lightens Green Fuel Production

Research funded by EERE’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office has dramatically increased the efficiency of biofuel production by changing certain genes in algae to make them pale green.

August 15, 2014
NARUC Annual Meeting

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioneers (NARUC) is hosting its annual meeting in San Fransisco, CA, from Nov. 16-19, 2014. Registration and housing begins Aug. 27. 

 

July 31, 2014
EA-1975: Final Environmental Assessment

Linac Coherent Light Source-IL, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California

July 28, 2014
Dairy digester and engine genset at New Hope dairy farm. | Photo courtesy of Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Energy Department Works with Sacramento Municipal Utility District on Renewable Electricity Generation and Delivery

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) in Sacramento, California, is looking to local renewable resources to help meet its aggressive goal of supplying 37% of its power from renewables in 2020.

July 25, 2014
Carolyn Albiston is a computer scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).
Women @ Energy: Carolyn Albiston

"Promote yourself and your accomplishments. Ask someone specific to be your mentor, male or female. You can have more than one for different purposes. Most people are flattered to be asked."

July 11, 2014
Faranak Nekoogar, Ph.D. is the lead researcher on Ultra-wideband Technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Women @ Energy: Faranak Nekoogar

"Technical leaders need to be independent thinkers and doers, and we must encourage young women to be ambitious and not get discouraged by minor setbacks that might arise from a male dominated field of engineering. Overcoming hurdles, both technical and cultural, can be an enjoyable and enriching experience for women in STEM."

June 27, 2014
Neda Gray is the Information Systems Security Officer for the Operations and Business Principle Associate Directorate (PAD).
Women @ Energy: Neda Gray

" If we can convince mothers and fathers to treat their daughters and sons equally, to instill in them a sense of value for education, responsibility for their actions and decisions, love for others (not only family members), and a desire for spiritual enlightenment, we can begin to change the world."