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April 20, 2012
Michael Dunn, Deputy Director of Facilities Management at Argonne National Laboratory, setup a program that encouraged employees to cut their energy use during peak summer months and resulted in more than $475,000 in savings. Here he stands next to an electrical vehicle fueling station that charges cars with solar energy. | Image courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.
Earth Day: Leading by Example

We’re not just interested in talking the talk at the Energy Department, it’s important to us to walk the walk. To do that, we’re working every day across the country to make our operations more sustainable and efficient. Take these employees, for example.

April 17, 2012
Ultrananocrystalline diamond has a diverse range of applications from the next generation of high-definition flat panel displays to coatings for mechanical pump seals and tools. | Photo courtesy of Argonne National Lab
Diamonds are an Electronic Device’s Best Friend

Researchers at Argonne National Lab recently devised a way to use diamonds to brighten the performance of electronic devices, which could put a bit more sparkle in everyone’s day.

January 24, 2012
Announcing the Clean Energy Trust Semifinalists

On January 6th, the Clean Energy Trust announced the semifinalists for its inaugural student clean energy challenge. Semifinalists were chosen from more than 40 innovative clean energy business plans submitted from eight Midwestern states.

January 17, 2012
CX-007543: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Laboratory Demonstration of a New American Low-Head Hydropower Turbine
CX(s) Applied: B3.6
Date: 01/17/2012
Location(s): Illinois
Offices(s): Golden Field Office

January 13, 2012
CX-007542: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Waste Management Milam High British Thermal Units Project
CX(s) Applied: B5.21, B5.5
Date: 01/13/2012
Location(s): Illinois
Offices(s): Golden Field Office

January 9, 2012
Kawtar Hafidi is an experimental nuclear physicist, working in the medium energy physics group at Argonne. Image courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.
Chicago Business Features Argonne Woman in Nuclear Physics

Chicago Business has the scoop about Kawtar Hafidi, an Argonne National Laboratory nuclear physicist who just snagged the Association for Women in Science's 2011 Innovator Award for her research in the field of the color of quarks. Hafidi is one of many women in science who's changing the equation to accomplish the Department's mission. At Argonne, she leads their Women in Science and Technology (WIST) program, providing mentorship and resources for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at Argonne.

January 5, 2012
CX-007676: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS) project at Advanced Photon Source
CX(s) Applied: B3.6
Date: 01/05/2012
Location(s): Illinois
Offices(s): Science, Argonne Site Office

December 29, 2011
Researchers at Argonne National Lab have recently developed a process to improve the efficiency of producing hydrogen to run cars such as this prototype, which was developed at the Oakridge National Lab. | Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Breaking Up (Hydrogen) No Longer As Hard To Do

Argonne researchers have new insight into producing pure hydrogen -- a currently expensive, but energetic, fuel source.

December 16, 2011
Business Opportunity Session Materials - December 14, 2011, Chicago

Our Business Opportunity Sessions bring small business owners and Departmental small business advocates together to talk about the best ways we can be partnering with the small business community. Download the presentation material below from our December 14, 2011, Business Opportunity Session held in Chicago, IL.

For more information about Business Opportunity Sessions, visit our website.

December 2, 2011
EA-1823: Finding of No Significant Impact

Rockford Solar Energy Project, Chicago-Rockford Airport, Winnebago County, Illinois