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June 4, 2014
DOE Issues Final RFP for Hanford Site Lab Services

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued the final Request for Proposal (RFP),
100 percent set-aside for small businesses, for the operation and performance of analytical and testing
services at the DOE Hanford 222-S Lab. A Draft RFP was previously released on February 28, 2014,
requesting comments from industry.

June 2, 2014
KAir Battery

KAir Battery, from Ohio State University, is commercializing highly energy efficient cost-effective potassium air batteries for use in the electrical stationary storage systems market (ESSS). Beyond, the ESSS market potential applications range from temporary power stations and electric vehicle.

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May 29, 2014
Sky Energy of Ohio University claimed first place in the competition for its clean and renewable energy pitch to construct a solar and wind facility at the Portsmouth site. From left, David Felty, Mishion Payne, Bobby Pfeiffer, and Zach Ousley.
Competition Challenges Student-Entrepreneurs

Students and aspiring entrepreneurs from Ohio University in Chillicothe and Shawnee State University in Portsmouth recently went head-to-head in a Regional Business “Pitch” Competition sponsored by DOE.

April 29, 2014
The Pike County Commissioners recently toured the construction site of the county’s new sewer line extension being installed. Shown with team members from contractors FOILL Construction, Stantec, and Fluor-B&W Portsmouth in the background are, front row, left to right, Dennis Carr of Fluor-B&W Portsmouth; Commissioners Teddy West, Blaine Beekman, and Harry Rider; EM Site Lead Joel Bradburne; EM Site Director Dr. Vince Adams; and Rick Ginther of Fluor-B&W Portsmouth.
EM, County Install Sewer Line for Development

Crews are installing a sewer line in the Portsmouth site to connect EM’s sewer treatment facility to the Pike County Manufacturing Center, which is being developed.

April 9, 2014
Bobcats at the Fernald Preserve
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Bobcat photo taken November 28, 2013, by a Fernald Preserve trail camera.
March 31, 2014
Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative: Increasing American Competitiveness Through Innovation

Find out how the Energy Department's Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative is helping to boost American competitiveness, grow the economy and protect the environment.

March 27, 2014
DOE Awards Small Business Contract for Support to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

Cincinnati - The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a task order to Southwestern Public Service Company, of Amarillo, TX to supply on a daily basis the required quantity of electric energy required for the customer’s operation at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) facilities pursuant to the terms of the areawide contract.

February 26, 2014
EM employees Tim Emmons and Bill Lutz secure a compressor with tie downs to the truck bed in preparation for the first shipment of the components to a disposal facility.
First Shipment of Compressors Leaves Portsmouth

PIKETON, Ohio – EM and its deactivation and decommissioning (D&D) contractor, Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, recently achieved a significant milestone in cleanup operations at the former uranium enrichment plant in Piketon.

January 29, 2014
Students participating in the Science Alliance enjoyed hands-on exhibits and discussions with scientists, engineers and specialists in a range of fields.
Portsmouth Educational Outreach Seeks to Transform Lives of Area Students

PIKETON, Ohio – Educational outreach efforts at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in southern Ohio are making a positive and significant impact on youth in the area surrounding the site.

January 24, 2014
Chemist Kris Pupek and student researcher Thoe Michaelos prepare validation experiments for the synthesis of battery materials at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois. Battery research at Argonne, and other national laboratories like it, are helping plug-in electric vehicles become more efficient and affordable. | Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory
EV Everywhere: Innovative Battery Research Powering Up Plug-In Electric Vehicles

Find out how the Energy Department, in partnership with industry and national laboratories, is helping to improve the efficiency and affordability of plug-in electric vehicles through battery research.