Unique UM House To Run on Wastes, Sun, Wind, Rain

A University of Maryland team will build a unique solar home that creates a mini-eco-system, capturing and fully using the energy of sun, wind, rain and household wastes. The WaterShed House will be Maryland's entry in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon 2011. The 20 international finalists will erect homes on the National Mall.

UC San Diego Energy Dashboard to Help Campus Curb Appetite for Power

The UC San Diego Energy Dashboard allows users to see up-to-the-second information on a structure-by-structure basis for 60 of the largest buildings on the La Jolla campus. The data is provided by UC San Diego Physical Plant Services from over 200 energy meters providing energy usage at the building level. The portal also features information coming from roughly 40 individual power meters that measure energy consumption in the office, e.g., a computer and monitor drawing power from a single socket.

Rensselaer Researchers Secure $1 Million Grant To Develop Oil Exploration Game-Changer

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Nikhil Koratkar is leading a $1 million study to develop new coatings for nanosensors that could lead to more accurate and efficient oil exploration. Koratkar and colleagues are investigating how the flow of water, steam, or certain gasses over surfaces coated with carbon nanotubes or graphene can generate small amounts of electricity.

The Energy Institute at Haas Presents the 15th Annual POWER Conference on Energy Research and Policy

This year's POWER conference features a convergence of researchers, regulators, and energy consultants.

Student-Run Business Wins EPA Energy-Optimization Contract

A company founded and run by Missouri University of Science and Technology students recently received its first federal contract - and hopes to parlay that funding into technology that will help homeowners better manage their household energy use.

NYSERDA Awards $1.5 Million to Establish Clean Energy Business Incubator Program at Stony Brook University

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced it is providing $1.5 million to establish a Clean Energy Business Incubator Program (CEBIP) on the campus of Stony Brook University. The Long Island High Technology Incubator, Inc. (LIHTI, www.LIHTI.org), which will receive this funding over the next four years, will provide business support to accelerate the successful development of early-stage, clean energy technology companies on Long Island.

DOE Commissions TMS to Lead Study on Transformational Materials Opportunities to Meet U.S. Energy Goals

The Minerals Metals & Materials Society (TMS) has been commissioned by the Department of Energy (DOE) Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) to lead a project consisting of a two-phased study into areas where new materials and processing breakthroughs can lead to transformational advances in energy efficiency, energy security, and reductions in carbon emissions.

UNH, State Partner to Bring Green Technologies to Market, Create Jobs

The University of New Hampshire and the State of New Hampshire have partnered to create the Green Launching Pad, an initiative that will bring new green technologies to the marketplace, help innovative clean technology companies succeed, and support the creation of "green" economy jobs in New Hampshire.

Supercomputing Time Awarded to Design Transformational Lithium Air Battery

The Department of Energy announced today that 24 million hours of supercomputing time out of a total of 1.6 billion available hours at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories have been awarded to investigate materials for developing lithium air batteries, capable of powering a car for 500 miles on a single charge.

ARPA-E Grant Aims to Reduce Cost of Wind Turbines

A technology originally developed to increase lift in aircraft wings and simplify helicopter rotors may soon help reduce the cost of manufacturing and operating wind turbines used for generating electricity.

Texas Tech and NNSA Join Forces in Renewable Energy Research

Partnership will include academic, industrial and government partners to create a world-class research facility focused on renewable energy and education.

State-of-the-Art Probe Will Lead to Better Solar Cells

Federal research dollars help South Dakota State University scientists build a first-of-its-kind microscope that could help develop better solar cells to convert sunlight to electricity.

Sandia's Battery Abuse Testing Laboratory Awarded $4.2 Million in Stimulus Funds

Sandia National Laboratories will use $4.2 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to modify and enhance its existing Battery Abuse Testing Laboratory (BATLab), with the goal of developing low-cost batteries for electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Johns Hopkins APL Licenses Patents for Innovative Power Source

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has licensed two patents to Genesis Electronics, covering a compact power source that produces electricity from solar energy.

ORNL Receives Recovery Act Funding for Carbon Fiber Technology Center

A new, stimulus-funded research center at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory could help strengthen the very 'fiber' of America's automotive and energy industries.

ORNL "Deep Retrofits" Can Cut Home Energy Bills in Half

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has announced plans to conduct a series of deep energy retrofit research projects with the potential to improve the energy efficiency in selected homes by as much as 30 to 50 percent.

New $10-Million Department of Energy Center to Focus on Plasma Research

A new center at the University of Michigan College of Engineering will enable fundamental research on low-temperature plasmas---ionized gases with vast potential for practical technological advancements in fields such as energy, lighting, microelectronics and medicine.

TMS Names First Winner of Vittorio de Nora Prize

Zeljka Pokrajcic, an engineer for WorleyParsons - Mineral and Metals Division, in Melbourne and doctoral candidate was selected by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) as the first recipient of the Vittorio de Nora Prize for Environmental Improvements in Metallurgical Industries.

Campus Leaders Showing the Way to a Sustainable, Clean Energy Future

New report highlights campus leaders and their amazing projects to reduce energy consumption and forge the way to more sustainable future.

First Director of ARPA-E to Keynote at New York's Premiere Energy Conference

Energy Secretary Steven Chu's recently appointed advisor, Arun Majumdar, will make his first major appearance as the keynote speaker at the 2009 New York Advanced Energy Conference. Majumdar will deliver his remarks at the Hyatt Wind Watch in Hauppauge, New York, on Wednesday, November 18 at 11:30 am.

UAB, Partners Seek Safe Carbon Dioxide Storage for "Greener" Power Generation

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced plans to fund research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Engineering on technologies that would help reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the capture and permanent safe storage, or sequestration, of carbon dioxide (CO2). The project is in collaboration with Southern Company, the parent company of Alabama Power.

Furman University Receives $2.5 Million DOE Grant for Geothermal Project

Furman University has received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy that will allow the university to install an environmentally friendly geothermal heat pump system in a student housing complex. It is estimated the new system iwill save the university more than $2 million in energy costs over the next 20 years and substantially reduce its carbon footprint.

Sandia, Others Funded to Sequence Microbial Genes for Potential Biofuels Use

Sandia researchers and others at the University of New Mexico (UNM), the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), Novozymes and North Carolina State University's Center for Integrated Fungal Research (NCSU-CIFR) have received a DNA sequencing award from the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI) to study microbial genes in arid grasslands. The research combines interests in fundamental microbial ecology with DOE goals to exploit microbes in the production of biofuels.

Launch Event of UC Berkeley's Energy Institute at Haas

Learn more about the Energy Institute's programs and meet its leadership, including faculty co-directors Catherine Wolfram and Severin Borenstein. The event is free and open to the public.

Sandia Joins Forces with Boeing, Caltrans, Other Industry Partners on Fuel Cell-powered Mobile Lighting Application

Sandia National Laboratories, with help from The Boeing Company, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and others, is leading an effort to develop a commercially viable, fuel cell-powered mobile lighting system.