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October 15, 2014
LM 21-14

NEPA ID: LM 21-14
Determinations: B3.1, B6.1, B6.2
Short Title: Onsite and Offsite Bioremediation Injections and Related Activities at the Pinellas County, Florida, Site

October 10, 2014
Lynn Sutton, Managing Principal of Kairos Consulting Worldwide, Chicago, IL, accepted the HUBZone Business of the Year Award from Kevin Knobloch, DOE Chief of Staff (l), and John Hale III, Director of DOE's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (r) at the Small Business Forum & Expo, Tampa, FL, on July 12, 2014
Kairos Consulting Worldwide Wins HUBZone Business of the Year Award at Small Business Forum & Expo

Kairos Consulting Worldwide, Chicago, IL, won the HUBZone Business of the Year Award at the Small Business Forum & Expo in Tampa, FL, on July 12, 2014.

October 10, 2014
Rachel Ramirez, CEO & President of Performance Excellence Partners, accepts the  Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year Award from Kevin Knobloch, DOE Chief of Staff (l), and John Hale III, Director, DOE's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (r) at the Small Business Forum & Expo, Tampa, FL, on July 12, 2014
Performance Excellence Partners Wins Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year Award at Small Business Forum & Expo

Rachel Ramirez, CEO and President of Performance Excellence Partners (PEP), accepted the award for Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year at the Small Business Forum & Expo in Tampa, FL, on July 12, 2014.

Established in 2000, PEP is a certified Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) and participated in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Mentor Protégé program. The company specializes in collaborating with Federal government and non-profits to identify and enact strategies for improved performance, efficiencies, operations, and results.

October 2, 2014
Bioenergy Deployment Consortium (BDC) 2014 Fall Symposium

The 2014 BDC Fall Symposium will be held on October 21–22, 2014 in Fort Myers, Florida. The event will include a tour of the Algenol facility on Wednesday morning. The symposium will have panels for progress reports from current cellulosic bio-product companies, updates on government policy from several agencies, scale-up strategies,and lessons learned. POET-DSM will provide the after dinner success story.

Neil Rossmeissl, Program Manager, Algal Program, Bioenergy Technologies Office, will be delivering the keynote address on expanding the bioeconomy.

September 23, 2014
Damon Detillion, Project Manager for Wastren-EnergX Mission Support, Accepts 8(a)/Small Disadvantaged Business of the Year Award from OSDBU Director John Hale, June 12, 2014, Tampa, FL
Wastren-EnergX Mission Support Wins 8(a)/Small Disadvantaged Business of the Year Award

On June 12, 2014, Wastren-EnergX Mission Support, LLC (WEMS) won the 8(a)/Small Disadvantaged Business of the Year Award at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) 13th Annual Small Business Forum in Tampa, FL. Project Manager Damon Detillion represented WEMS at the ceremony, where he received the award from John Hale, Director of DOE’s Office of Small and Diverse Business Utilization (OSDBU).

September 22, 2014
Kevin Knobloch, Chief of Staff, US DOE, Swift & Staley's Diane Snow and Patricia Holsapple, and OSDBU Director John Hale III at 13th Annual Small Business Forum, June 12, 2014, Tampa, FL
Swift & Staley Recognized at DOE 13th Annual Small Business Forum

Swift & Staley, Inc. of Kevil, Kentucky, won the Small Business of the Year Award at the U.S. Department of Energy’s 13th Annual Small Business Forum on June 12, 2014 in Tampa, FL. CEO Patricia Holsapple and Project Manager Diane Snow represented SST at the ceremony, where they received the award from John Hale III, Director of DOE’s Office of Small and Diverse Business Utilization (OSDBU) and Kevin Knobloch, Chief of Staff for the Department of Energy.

August 19, 2014
NRECA Annual Meeting

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is hosting its annual conference in Orlando, FL, on Feb. 19-27, 2015.

August 19, 2014
AESP National Conference & Expo

The Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) is hosting its annual conference in Orlando, FL, on Feb. 9-12, 2015.

May 30, 2014
The SunSmart Program has installed solar power systems at schools designated as emergency shelters throughout Florida. | Photo by Amy Kidd
Florida's SunSmart Program Helps Provide Power to Schools When Storms Strike

Florida program installed more than a megawatt of solar power at schools designated as emergency shelters throughout the Sunshine State.