Engineering Researchers Partner With Toyota; DOE Grant Will Further Work Toward a More Efficient Charger for Hybrid-Electric Vehicles

A $3.9 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy will allow electrical engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas to continue contributing to the development of a compact and highly efficient silicon-carbide charger for hybrid electric vehicles. The benefits of the project extend beyond vehicles into other areas, such as wind and solar power, and could lead to reduced energy consumption in the United States.

Research Looks at Alternative Power for Military

South Dakota State University has a major role in a $10 million project to deliver alternative power technologies to help the U.S. military supply power to units in the field. The three-year project began in May 2009.

Mixing Blood and Oil: Conference Tackles Similar Challenges from Two Major Industries

Scientists and engineers from two of the nation's largest industries - medicine and energy - came together this week to explore the synergies in moving oil and pumping blood.

Time Ripe to Move Energy Storage Idea Off Drawing Board

Need has caught up with Case Western Reserve University researcher Gerhard Welsch's design for a self-healing, high-energy capacitor he patented a decade ago. ARPA-E has granted Welsch $2.25 million to start producing the small and lightweight device for hybrid and electric cars and more.

Registration Open for Sandia-Sponsored 4th International Conference on Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources

Registration is open for the 4th International Conference on the Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources, the premier event for technical discussion of electric integration of new energy resources.

Advanced Energy Conference To Illuminate Latest Technologies For 21st Century Clean Energy Economy

Leading Energy Organizations to Highlight Latest Job-Producing Energy Technologies at Nov. 8-9 Conference in N.Y.C.

Governor Proclaims "Ocean Renewable Energy Week" in Florida

To coincide with a national conference being hosted by the Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center at FAU, Florida Governor Charlie Crist has proclaimed November 1-7, 2010 as "Ocean Renewable Energy Week" in Florida.

Rensselaer Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center Announces First Deployment of New Technology on Campus

The new Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has transformed a key building on the Institute's storied campus into a test bed for high-efficiency lighting.

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.