The small town of Rifle, Colorado, has an interesting history related to uranium and vanadium production. A mineral found near Rifle, called roscolite, contains both vanadium and uranium but was originally mined and milled for its vanadium content. Union Carbide Corporation began milling the ore in 1924 at what is now referred to as the Old Rifle mill site.
A working committee of local historic preservation specialists held their monthly meeting at the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management (LM) Grand Junction, Colorado, Office on February 2, 2016. The group also participated in a private tour of the site’s historic log cabin. The committee consists of representatives from the City of Grand Junction, Mesa County, and the Museums of Western Colorado.
Last month, Google and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) announced Belgium’s Red Electrical Devils (a team from CE+T Power) as the winner of the Little Box Challenge, a competition to invent smaller, more efficient inverters that connect solar power systems to the electric grid.
NWTC Storage Area Grading Project; NREL Tracking No. 16-013 Award Number: DE-AC36-08GO28308 CX(s) Applied: B1.15 National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Date: 03/15/2016 Location(s): CO Office(s): Golden Field Office
Economically Viable and Environmentally Benign High Performance Technology to Recover Rare Earth Elements from Coal By-Products CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 01/21/2016 Location(s): Colorado Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory
The Southern Ute Indian Tribe has achieved a major milestone toward developing a roughly 1-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system that will generate energy equivalent to a 15% offset of the total energy usage at about 10 tribally owned buildings on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in Ignacio, Colorado.