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May 29, 2013
Bioadhesive Alliance

Bioadhesive Alliance Inc. is a developer and manufacturer of “PiGrid”, bio-based adhesive that is green, low cost, and durable and can be utilized as a substitute to petroleum-based asphalt binder.

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April 15, 2013
Dr. Kathy Matlock speaks at the Community Leaders’ Institute in Bolton, North Carolina, while Dr. David Rivers (left) and Mayor Terry Mann (right) listen.
Bolton Community Leaders’ Institute Conference

The Bolton Community Leaders Institute (CLI) held a conference on February 22 and 23 at the Southeastern Community College in Whiteville, North Carolina.

April 4, 2013
Patrick Yarn Mills, located in Kings Mountain North Carolina, installed a 105-kilowatt rooftop solar system with the help of the Energy Department's State Energy Program. | Photo courtesy of the NC Energy Office.
Spinning with the Sun

Learn how a North Carolina yarn manufacturer is using solar power to reduce its energy costs.

February 19, 2013
Examination Report: OAS-RA-13-09

North Carolina State Energy Office − Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Funds Provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

November 20, 2012
<div class="field field-name-field-map-byline field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div  class="field-item odd">Nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions work to reduce petroleum use in communities across the country. Led by Clean Cities coordinators, coalitions are composed of businesses, fuel providers, vehicle fleets, state and local government agencies, and community organizations. These stakeholders come together to share information and resources, educate the public, help craft public policy, and collaborate on projects that reduce petroleum use. Click on a region for more information.</div></div></div>
Clean Cities Expands and Strengthens Nationwide Partnerships

Learn how the newest member of Clean Cities, the Land-of-Sky Vehicles Coalition, has made tremendous strides in promoting clean energy alternatives.

August 2, 2012
With new pipes and controls, the natural gas kilns Highland Craftsmen uses to produce poplar bark shingles will operate about 40 percent more efficiently, saving the company $5,000 a year in energy costs. | Photo courtesy of Highland Craftsmen.
Back to the Basics of Sustainability -- Houses of Bark and Energy of Sunshine

How a North Carolina poplar bark shingle manufacturer is able to achieve net zero electricity use with help from the State Energy Program.

June 29, 2012
Expanded North Carolina Lithium Facility Opens, Boosting U.S. Production of a Key Manufacturing Material

Energy Department-Supported Project Critical to U.S. Global Competitiveness

February 28, 2012
Roya Stanley (left) on a tour of the Snipes Academy of Arts and Design with the building's architect -- Thomas Hughes. Through interactive real-time energy data tools, Snipes students incorporate energy use data in their classroom projects and studies. | Photo Courtesy of the Cape Fear Green Building Alliance.
Taking a Tour of Wilmington's Energy-Efficient Spaces

All across Wilmington, North Carolina, sweeping energy-efficiency upgrades are making an impact.

February 21, 2012
The SunShot Incubator program invested $17.5 million in seven companies in its first round of funding -- and those companies have gone on to attract more than $1.6 billion of private financing as they develop and manufacture innovative solar technologies. | Image source: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission public filings.
New Ideas Spring from the SunShot Incubator

Over the past five years, the Energy Department’s SunShot Incubator program investments have helped get nearly 40 small businesses off the ground.

December 16, 2011
Jonathan Peters, a researcher at RTI International (an ARPA-E awardee), characterizes the water content of a bio-oil sample. | Courtesy of RTI International.
Move Over Flash Pyrolysis, There's a New Bioenergy Sheriff in Town

Catalytic biomass pyrolysis: there’s three words you don’t hear every day. But thanks to funding from ARPA-E, this new way to make biofuels could transform how we make transportation fuel.