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DOE Announces $100M Water Desalination R&D Funding Opportunity; Rick Perry Quoted

The Department of Energy plans to award a five-year, $100M contract to fund the establishment of a research and development center that will focus on developing systems designed to remove salts from water. DOE said Thursday its Energy-Water Desalination Hub will conduct early-stage studies to determine manufacturing challenges and approaches to treat non-traditional water sources. …

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DOE to Fund 64 R&D Projects Under Commercial Energy Innovation Program

The Energy Department has announced that it will allocate more than $20M for 64 projects aimed at developing innovative energy technologies and promoting them to the commercial industry. DOE will support teams of national laboratories and private sector companies through the Office of Technology Transitions’ Technology Commercialization Fund, which will also …

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry Checks Up On DOE-Funded General Atomics’ Nuclear Tech Projects

Rick Perry, secretary at the Department of Energy, has visited General Atomics facilities to inspect on DOE-funded nuclear energy efforts. The company said Wednesday it is developing accident tolerant fuel rod cladding for nuclear reactors in support of the department’s ATF initiative. General Atomics uses SiGA, a silicon-carbide composite, to …

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DOE Lab Unveils IBM-Built ‘Summit’ Supercomputer to Back AI, Energy Research

An Energy Department-backed national laboratory in Tennessee has launched a computer system IBM designed to support research in artificial intelligence, advanced materials, energy and other areas. The Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory works to perform up to 200,000 trillion calculations per second or approximately 200 petaflops of computing power, DOE said …

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ARPA-E Unveils $100M Energy Tech R&D Funding Opportunity for 2018

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy has started to accept applications for up to $100 million in grant funds to research and develop energy technology platforms. ARPA-E’s OPEN 2018 funding opportunity will support innovators who aim to help transform U.S. energy infrastructure with technology, the Energy Department said Wednesday. “We are asking American …

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Energy Dept Picks 21 Companies for Energy Savings Performance Contracts

The Energy Department has awarded energy savings performance contracts to 21 companies to help update energy and water infrastructure at federal facilities. DOE said Friday contractors will design, construct, install and provide financing support to energy and water savings projects of federal agencies under the ESPCs. ESPCs will not require initial costs from agencies and contractors will be paid …

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DOE’s National Labs to Collaborate With 38 Small Businesses on Energy Tech Projects

The Energy Department has identified 38 small businesses that will partner with national laboratories to address technology challenges associated with the development of advanced energy systems. DOE said Friday the Small Business Vouchers program offers competitively-selected small businesses access to intellectual and technical resources at national laboratories. Eight laboratories will receive funds to support the partnership …

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