DOE Releases Key Fuel Efficiency and Optimization Studies

DOE Releases Key Fuel Efficiency and Optimization Studies

The US Department of Energy just released two new studies related to fuel and engine co-optimization. One study identifies high-octane blendstocks for gasoline to create better performance. The other quantifies the fuel efficiency potential associated with different fuel properties. Both studies were completed by the … Read more…

Trump Wants To Cut Clean Energy Research Budget by 72%

Trump Wants To Cut Clean Energy Research Budget by 72%

Draft budget documents show that the Trump Administration is preparing to ask Congress to slash 2019 funding for clean energy research by 72%, the Washington Post reported. Trump wants to cut the budget for the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) … Read more…

DOE Releases 1 Million Barrels of Crude Oil From Emergency Reserve

DOE Releases 1 Million Barrels of Crude Oil From Emergency Reserve

Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced the release of 1 million barrels of crude oil from the federal Strategic Petroleum Reserve in response to refinery outages caused by Hurricane Harvey. With close to half the country’s oil refineries located on the Gulf Coast, the DOE move … Read more…

DOE Wind Report Reveals Falling Costs, Rising Capacities

DOE Wind Report Reveals Falling Costs, Rising Capacities

Wind power in the country took off in 2016, according to the new annual Wind Technologies Market Report prepared by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and published by the US Department of Energy this month. The US added 8,203 megawatts of wind power last year … Read more…

After Lighting & HVAC Upgrades, What Comes Next? Sometimes, Solar…

After Lighting & HVAC Upgrades, What Comes Next? Sometimes, Solar…

Companies and organizations are increasingly seeing their efforts to reduce energy use pay off, but after the low-hanging fruit like upgraded lighting and HVAC has been harvested, companies are wondering “what’s next?” Often, they’re finding, the answer to that question is renewables, according to Facility … Read more…

Department of Energy Devotes $3M to Use of Supercomputers

Department of Energy Devotes $3M to Use of Supercomputers

This week the Department of Energy (DOE) announced the availability of $3 million that will go towards the use of supercomputers at the department’s national laboratories in an effort to tackle manufacturing challenges. The initiative, known as the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program … Read more…

DOE Awards $3.9M to Ford, GE, Others, to Research Energy Efficiency in Supercomputing

DOE Awards $3.9M to Ford, GE, Others, to Research Energy Efficiency in Supercomputing

The US Department of Energy has announced nearly $3.9 million for 13 projects designed to stimulate the use of high performance supercomputing in US manufacturing. The program (confusingly acronymed HPC4Mfg) hopes to spur innovation in US manufacturing through the adoption of high performance computing to advance applied science and technology in order to … Read more…

It’s Atlanta Versus Boston in Third Annual Better Buildings SWAP

It’s Atlanta Versus Boston in Third Annual Better Buildings SWAP

Could harnessing America’s binge-watching habits change the world? The third annual U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings SWAP – a reality TV-style challenge between the cities of Atlanta and Boston to seek better energy efficiency ideas for each other – is about to launch.

Yale Joins REMADE Institute Team, Aiming to Improve Manufacuturing Energy Efficiency 50% by 2027

Yale Joins REMADE Institute Team, Aiming to Improve Manufacuturing Energy Efficiency 50% by 2027

Along with experts from 25 other universities, 44 companies, seven national labs, and 26 industry trade associations and foundations, researchers from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) will play a pivotal role in a new U.S.-funded consortium that will aim to improve the energy efficiency of the nation’s industrial manufacturing processes by 50 percent by 2027, the university announced on February 8.

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