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Department of Energy Announces $80 Million for Innovative Building Technologies and Practices

Energy.Gov Summary Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2020 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). This funding opportunity will provide up to $80 million for projects that enhance energy...


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US Government re-establishes Arctic Energy Office

Energy Live News Summary The US Government has announced the re-establishment of the Arctic Energy Office (AEO) located on the campus of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. The AEO will drive co-ordination and collaboration on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) activities in the...


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University awaits approval for on-campus micro-nuclear reactor

The Daily Illini Summary The University may soon be home to a new micro-nuclear reactor, which would provide campus with clean energy, as well as opportunities in research and education on campus. The project is pending approval and funding by the U.S. Department of Energy. If awarded,...


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Secretary Brouillette Announces ARIES — a Visionary Energy Research Platform

Energy.Gov Summary Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette announced the launch of the Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems (ARIES) platform at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). ARIES is a cutting-edge research platform...


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$7.2M grant funds exploratory research into Earth Source Heat

Cornell Chronicle Summary Cornell has secured a U.S. Department of Energy grant, expected to total about $7.2 million, which will fund exploratory research – in the form of a 2-mile-deep borehole – to help verify the feasibility of using a novel geothermal energy system to heat its campus...


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Department of Energy Announces $97 Million for Bioenergy Research and Development

Energy.Gov Summary Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $97 million in funding for 33 projects that will support high-impact technology research and development to accelerate the bioeconomy. These projects will improve the performance and lower the cost and risk of...


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Department of Energy Selects 5 Projects to Receive up to $28 Million for Geothermal Energy Research

Energy.Gov Summary Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that five projects will receive up to $28 million to promote the advancement of the next generation of geothermal energy technologies. Selected by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Geothermal...


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Scientists at Argonne Develop New Kind of Thermal Battery

PV Magazine Summary Thermal batteries are a relatively new technology that can provide an alternative energy solution in the form of heat storage. As the world’s energy consumption continues to increase, thermal batteries could become an integral part of a more sustainable future, providing...


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DOE Announces Winners of Solar District Cup

Electrical Wholesaling Summary On April 27, the Department of Energy announced the winners of its Solar District Cup, a competition that challenges teams of college students to design innovative, cost-efficient distributed energy systems for a district, a group of buildings with a common...


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Energy Department Opens Geothermal Manufacturing Prize

EERE News Summary Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the opening of the American-Made Geothermal Manufacturing Prize (Geothermal Prize). Designed to spur innovation and address manufacturing challenges fundamental to operating in harsh geothermal environments, this prize further...