The Energy Department's Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative is launching an exciting new Technologist in Residence (TIR) pilot program in partnership with the Department’s National Labs. At its core, the new TIR program aims to strengthen National Lab and industry relationships to support industry needs and leverage the National Lab network for strategic, long-term, collaborative research and development.
Energy Department-funded scientists at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) California Center for Algae Biotechnology have successfully demonstrated a uniquely Californian solution to replacing fossil fuels—surfboards made from algae.
The 50th anniversary 3D-printed Shelby Cobra made a stop last week at Energy Department headquarters, and we had the opportunity to show Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz this impressive car and talk about the team at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) and EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office who made this amazing technology a reality. From concept to drivable car, six highly skilled and ambitious engineers printed and finished an all-electric vehicle version of the 50th anniversary Shelby Cobra in just six weeks – an amazing achievement given that this process usually requires dozens of people a year to complete.
After a competitive application process, the Department of Energy designated 16 communities as Climate Action Champions, including two tribes: the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (Michigan) and the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe (California). These tribes were selected for their local leadership in climate mitigation and adaptation.