EERE Network News
May 25, 2011
News and Events
DOE has expanded a cooperative partnership with industry to speed the development of advanced energy efficient technologies for cars and light trucks.
A Boulder, Colorado, company was the first to sign an option agreement under DOE's new "America's Next Top Energy Innovator" challenge, Vice President Biden has announced. The company will use a new thin film window tint to help cool buildings.
DOE has offered a conditional $737 million loan guarantee to support a 110-megawatt molten salt concentrating solar power tower facility in Nevada. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded facility will create more than 600 jobs.
DOE has reported that more than 1,800 electric vehicle (EV) chargers have been installed under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
A team of DOE researchers is unlocking the potential for homegrown oil from algae by using the Ultrasonic Algal Biofuel Harvester, which modulates the frequency of sound waves to separate oils from algae.
Boston is home to the largest commercial wind blade test facility in the world, and now that the Wind Technology Testing Center is up and running, companies can test the next generation of wind blade technology.
The Texas Medical Center recently celebrated the completion of a 48-megawatt combined heat and power system. The system, funded in part by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will help save $200 million in energy costs over the next 15 years.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a new rule that allows flexible fuel pumps to qualify for funding under the Rural Energy for America Program. The new rule will encourage greater use of biofuels.