Historic Drive Nov. 1 Fueled by Sun and Hydrogen from Water

MTSU agriscience professor will drive 500 miles across Tennessee on from Bristol, Va., to West Memphis, Ark., in a Toyota fueled by sun and water. His goal for 2011 is to go coast to coast using just 10 gallons of gas.

Improved Fuel Economy Goal of Materials Research

A team of Virginia Tech engineers has received a three-year, $1.5 million award from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy to investigate specific ways to reduce emissions from vehicles and to improve fuel economy.

Tulane Energy Trading Competition Attracts Top Energy Firms

Tulane University hosts one of the energy industry's most ambitious and realistic collegiate energy trading competitions this weekend on Oct. 23 in New Orleans.

Supervisor Lesko and SBU President Stanley Announce Partnership Between the Town and the University's NSF Center for BioEnergy Research and Development

Supervisor Mark Lesko and Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D., announced that the Town of Brookhaven has become the newest member of the University's National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for BioEnergy Research and Development (CBERD).

DOE Grants SJU $1 Million to Study Alternate Fuel Source and Green Roofs

Saint Joseph's University has received a $1 million grant from the Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program (EEREA) to fund key research and public education projects that will promote and advance responsible environmental stewardship. The award will also enable SJU to formally establish a proposed Institute for Environmental Stewardship.

Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse Web Portal Launched

Virginia Tech is releasing its full version of the Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse (SGIC) web portal today (Sept. 30) -- the platform for direct sharing and dissemination of relevant smart grid information. It contains information about more than 200 smart grid projects in the US and more than 50 projects overseas.

Rethinking Renewables: A New Approach to Energy Storage for Wind and Solar

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are leading a new $2 million NSF-funded study to help overcome a key bottleneck slowing the proliferation of large-scale wind and solar power generation.

Hydrogen-Powered, Solar-Inspired Nano-Battery

University of Illinois at Chicago materials engineer Eduard Karpov received National Science Foundation funding to develop and test a tiny battery made of nanomaterials designed to operate much like a solar cell, but powered by the catalytic oxidation of hydrogen instead of sunlight. The technology may prove useful in developing batteries for future nano-devices.

New Clean Energy Initiative Launched in Chicago

The Clean Energy Trust has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to help transfer research from the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, and other Illinois universities and science labs into clean-energy technologies and viable businesses.

ORNL Strengthens DOE-Funded Clean Vehicles Team

As a member of the recently announced clean vehicles consortium, part of the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are focusing on a suite of technologies to put more electric and hybrid vehicles on the road.

Government, Business, And Non-Profit Leaders Come Together To Discuss Energy Opportunities And Challenges At 2010 Advanced Energy Conference

Leaders from every sector of the new energy economy to convene in New York City to address recent events, solutions for the future, November 8-9.

TMS Launches Second Phase of "Transformational Energy Materials" Project

Leading materials science and engineering (MSE) experts from across the nation will begin their work in Pittsburgh on September 16 and 17 as members of the Technical Working Groups (TWGs) established to address the recommendations made in Linking Transformational Materials and Processing for an Energy-Efficient and Low-Carbon Economy: Creating the Vision and Accelerating Realization.

Ithaca College Will Host Regional Clean Energy Summit

The existing and potential benefits of clean energy to the upstate region will be touted in a half-day program hosted by Ithaca College. "The Clean Energy Summit: Re-Imagining Upstate New York's Energy Future" is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 17, in the Ithaca College Campus Center.

NSF-Funded Project Aims to Grab More Sun for Solar Cells

Researchers from three institutions are uniting under a $1.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to boost the juice of solar cells. Researchers will design new semiconductor structures that will overcome the current limit on efficiency of most solar cells.

New Firm to Develop Ohio University "Pee Power" Wastewater Remediation Technology

E3 Technologies, LLC, a new firm based in Athens, Ohio, will develop an Ohio University invention called the "GreenBox" designed to clean commercial and agricultural wastewater and produce hydrogen energy -- a technology that's been described as "pee power."

Sandia National Laboratories and Sunpower Corp. Extend Solar Energy Research Partnership

Sandia National Laboratories and SunPower Corp. recently formalized an agreement to conduct research on integrating large-scale photovoltaic (PV) systems into the grid. By signing a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), the organizations will leverage approximately $1 million of combined U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and SunPower funding. Additionally, a consortium led by SunPower, which includes Sandia as a partner, was recently awarded a $1 million grant from the California Solar Initiative (CSI) to improve modeling of high-penetration PV systems.

Texas Governor Announces $8.4 Million Award to Create Renewable Energy Institute

Texas Tech University and the National Institute for Renewable Energy (NIRE), a non-profit, public/private collaboration, will receive $8.4 million from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) allowing them to help resolve key scientific and technology issues facing the wind power industry.

Award Will Help Researcher Build Efficient Organic Solar Cells

A prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award will help a South Dakota State University researcher build new high-performance organic solar cells with increased efficiency.

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society Commences Roadmapping Process on Stationary Electrical Energy Storage

Overcoming obstacles to deploying stationary electrical energy storage (EES) is the focus of a new project undertaken by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), in support of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity (DOE-OE) and the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).

PNNL, Chinese Researchers Begin Cooperative Clean Energy Work

Researchers from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the National Energy Technology Laboratory and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have formed the Clean Energy Partnership to accelerate the development and deployment of emissions reducing technology, and have officially embarked on three research projects as part of a memorandum of understanding signed in 2009.

U.S. Department of Energy Awards $2.04 Million to Rensselaer Nuclear Engineering Program

More than $2 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy will strengthen nuclear research and education, and help develop the next generation of nuclear technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Nominations invited for 2011 Karl W. Boer Solar Energy Medal of Merit

Nominations are invited for the 2011 Karl W. Boer Solar Energy Medal of Merit until Sept. 3, 2010. The bronze medal and $50,000 cash prize will be awarded to an individual who has made significant pioneering contributions to the promotion of solar energy as an alternate source of energy through research, development, or economic enterprise, or to an individual who has made extraordinarily valuable and enduring contributions to the field of solar energy in other ways.

Catch a Glimpse Into the Future with Wireless and Information Technology as Stony Brook University Marks One-Year Anniversary of Innovation at CEWIT

Fly over Manhattan in the year 2150. Witness a virtual colonoscopy that is non-invasive, fast and inexpensive. Experience the movement of jellyfish and soap bubbles blowing in the wind. Break the barrier between illusion and reality in what will be the world's largest visualization facility.

Institute of Energy Conversion Involved in DARPA Project to Develop 'Extreme' Solar Cells

The University of Delaware Institute of Energy Conversion (IEC) is part of an industry-academic team that has been awarded $3.8 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the research and development office of the U.S. Department of Defense, to demonstrate solar cells that can stand up to battle conditions and environmental extremes.

Energy Materials Blue Ribbon Panel Commissioned by DOE and Convened by TMS Releases Vision Report

"Linking Transformational Materials and Processing for an Energy Efficient and Low-Carbon Economy: Creating the Vision and Accelerating Realization," also called the "Vision Report," culminates the first phase of work in a two-part study commissioned by the Department of Energy (DOE) Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) and convened by The Minerals, Metals& Materials Society.