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January 15, 2014
EIS-0460: Record of Decision

FutureGen 2.0 Project, Morgan County, Illinois

December 16, 2013
EA-1950: Draft Environmental Assessment

EA-1950: Grand Coulee-Creston Transmission Line Rebuild; Grant and Lincoln Counties, Washington

November 21, 2013
This week, the Energy Department's digital team has been focusing on the rivalry between two of history's most important energy-related engineers: Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. Edison and Tesla's developments in electric power generation and distribution made possible many later breakthroughs. This 1951 photo shows a simple string of four 100-watt light bulbs powered by the first useful electricity ever produced by nuclear power, generated on December 20, 1951, by Argonne's Experimental Breeder Reactor 1. | Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: Bright Ideas

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November 13, 2013
In 1958, Argonne National Laboratory began the construction of several zero-power reactors (ZPRs), which are nuclear fission reactors that don't actually generate any power. Scientists developed ZPRs to assess the performance of various reactor core configurations before actually building a full nuclear reactor. A series of ZPRs were built leading up to the construction of the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II, a sodium-cooled fast reactor power plant. 
 
In this 1970 photo, an Argonne scientist is loading the matrices of the ZPR-VI reactor prior to its first operation using plutonium fuel. | Photo courtesy of the Department of Energy.
Photo of the Week: The Sixth Zero Power Reactor

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November 1, 2013
EIS-0460: EPA Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement

FutureGen 2.0 Project, Morgan County, Illinois

October 25, 2013
EIS-0460: Final Environmental Impact Statement

FutureGen 2.0 Project, Morgan County, Illinois

September 19, 2013
In this photo, two Argonne researchers are pictured with Argonne's first digital computer, AVIDAC. Designed and built by Argonne's Physics Division for $250,000, it began operations on January 28, 1953. AVIDAC stands for "Argonne Version of the Institute's Digital Automatic Computer" and was based on architecture developed by mathematician John von Neumann. Groundbreaking as it was, today's smartphones are far more sophisticated and powerful than this machine. | Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: Throwback Thursday with AVIDAC

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August 21, 2013
EERE Success Story—Illinois: EERE-Sponsored Clean Energy Competition Launches 2012 Winner’s Success, Company Doubles in Size

The winner of the 2012 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition doubles its team size in one year. Company employee is recognized by Forbes Magazine as Energy 30 under 30.

August 21, 2013
EERE Success Story—Illinois: EERE-Sponsored Clean Energy Competition Launches 2012 a Competitor’s Success, Company Receives Investment from New Funding Opportunity

Competitor in EERE’s National Clean Energy Business Plan receives funds from Illinois’ Energy Foundry. Company employee is recognized by Forbes Magazine as Energy 30 under 30.

August 13, 2013
CX-010800: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Hybrid Membrane/Absorption Process for Post-Combustion Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capture
CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, A11, B3.6
Date: 08/13/2013
Location(s): Illinois
Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory