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December 2, 2011
EA-1823: Final Environmental Assessment

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

December 2, 2011
This is a computer simulation of a Class 1a supernova. Argonne National Laboratory's Mira will have enough computing power to help researchers run simulations of exploding stars, specifically, of the turbulent nuclear combustion that sets off type 1a supernovae. | Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory
Superlative Supercomputers: Argonne’s Mira to Accelerate Scientific Discoveries, Societal Benefits

With 48,000 nodes, 768 cores and 768 terabytes of memory, Mira will scream at some 10 petaflops per second and help scientists unlock the secrets of supernovae.

December 2, 2011
EA-1823: DOE Notice of Availability for the Final Environmental Assessment

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

November 15, 2011
An electrician foreman for the Western Area Power Administration checks a circuit breaker at the Ault Substation in eastern Colorado.  The circuit breaker, containing 85 lbs of SF6, protects equipment in the substation against damage from excessive electrical currents | Courtesy of Western Area Power Administration.
Capturing Fugitives to Reduce DOE’s GHG Emissions

Experts are hunting down fugitive carbon emissions from across 20 Energy Department laboratories, sites and program offices — and they’ve already prevented the release of more than 600,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent since 2009 -- equal to taking 140,000 cars off the road for a year.

November 1, 2011
EA-1866: Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact

Argonne National Laboratory Modernization Planning

October 17, 2011
An illustration of the 2011 Chevy Volt, whose lithium-ion battery is based on technology developed at Argonne National Laboratory. | Image courtesy of General Motors.
From the Lab to the Showroom: How the Electric Car Came to Life

In the U.S., businesses tend to invest in research that will pay off in the short term. National laboratories are filling a gap by conducting the essential research that will change the game 10 to 20 years down the road. Learn more about how years of conducting advanced research in both the private and public sectors led to battery technology that made electric cars possible.

October 17, 2011
Steps to Commercialization: Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries

The Energy Department funds cutting-edge research on a broad range of topics ranging from advanced battery construction to the modeling of industrial processes and supercomputer simulation of supernovae.

October 1, 2011
CSI-1-H Wholesale Power Rate Schedule

Area: Southern Illinois
System: CU

September 30, 2011
Colorized TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy) micrograph of a cell of <i>Geobacter sulfurreducens</i> (orange) with its pili (yellow) stretching out like arms and immobilizing the uranium (black precipitate). | Image courtesy of Dena Cologgi and Gemma Reguera, Michigan State University
Geobacter: The Junk Food Connoisseurs of the Bacterial Kingdom

With a healthy appetitie for uranium and petroleum, this family of bacteria clean up nuclear waste and other toxic materials. A team of researchers has discovered exactly how they use their arms to do this.

September 28, 2011
CX-006932: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Development of High-Energy Lithium-Sulfur Battery Cells
CX(s) Applied: B3.6
Date: 09/28/2011
Location(s): Argonne, Illinois
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy