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October 27, 2011
University of Minnesota Boosts Studies with Wind Power

University of Minnesota's new Clipper Liberty wind turbine and 426-foot tall meteorological tower will allow researchers to work on improving wind turbine efficiency and help train a new generation of engineers and technicians.

October 24, 2011
 A new 82 kilowatt solar photovoltaic installation at the RiverCentre convention complex is unveiled in the heart of downtown St. Paul. | Photo courtesy of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Solar for St. Paul

A new 82 kilowatt solar photovoltaic installation is unveiled at the RiverCentre convention complex in the heart of downtown St. Paul, Minnesota.

October 12, 2011
CX-006865: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Use of Inedible Energy Crops for Production of Advanced Biofuels with the Mcgyan Process
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.8
Date: 10/12/2011
Location(s): Anoka; Isanti, Minnesota
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

October 12, 2011
CX-006863: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Production and Economics of Perennial-Based Woody and Herbaceous Biomass Crops under Alley-Cropping Systems
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.8
Date: 10/12/2011
Location(s): Dakota County, Minnesota
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Sandia Site Office

September 13, 2011
CX-006753: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Coupled High Capacity Silicon Anode and Novel Cathode Cells for Automotive Applications
CX(s) Applied: B5.1
Date: 09/13/2011
Location(s): Maplewood, Minnesota
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

September 6, 2011
16 R&D Projects Across 11 States to Advance Hydropower in U.S.

Today, Secretary Chu announced that the Energy Department is funding 16 projects that will make hydropower production even more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly.

August 10, 2011
Ramping-up Investments in Advanced Vehicle Technologies

Today, Secretary Chu announced the selection of 40 projects across 15 states to receive more than $175 million to accelerate the development and deployment of next-generation vehicle technologies. From state-of-the-art electric drive batteries to light-weight vehicles, these projects will help improve vehicle fuel efficiency and create quality jobs.

The selected projects focus on eight key approaches to improving vehicle efficiency, including:

June 30, 2011
CX-006115: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Minnesota 85% Ethanol Fueling Network Expansion Project
CX(s) Applied: B5.1
Date: 06/30/2011
Location(s): Saint Paul, Minnesota
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

June 30, 2011
CX-006114: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Minnesota 82% Ethanol Fueling Network Expansion Project
CX(s) Applied: B5.1
Date: 06/30/2011
Location(s): Saint Paul, Minnesota
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory