EERE Network News
March 16, 2011
News and Events
Ames Laboratory researcher and Iowa State University professor L. Keith Woo is on the search for catalysts that lead to more efficient, safer, and cleaner chemical reactions that work at lower pressures and temperatures and create less waste.
A team at DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed a suite of energy modeling tools to help cut down on building energy consumption. The tools are free to anyone who wants to use them.
Wind Tower Systems was founded in 2002 to find new ways to make land-based wind turbines easier to assemble. The company received early funding through a DOE Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant, which catalyzed investment from the California Energy Commission and private sources.
DOE has finalized a nearly $50 million loan to support the development of the six-passenger MV-1, a purpose-built, wheelchair-accessible vehicle that will run on compressed natural gas (CNG). The vehicle will be produced in Indiana by a Florida-based company, The Vehicle Production Group, LLC.
Researchers at DOE's BioEnergy Science Center have achieved a significant advance in next-generation biofuels by using bacteria to convert plant matter directly into isobutanol, a potential replacement for gasoline.
DOE has joined with the U.S. Commerce Department's Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship to kickoff the $12 million i6 Green Challenge, which aims to establish innovative regional centers for the commercialization of clean technologies.
DOE has launched two new fellowship programs designed to attract the best and brightest scientific minds in the United States to work on advanced renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.