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DOE Allocates $19M for Offshore Wind R&D Consortium

The Energy Department has allocated $18.5 million in funds for an offshore wind research and development consortium that will carry out research to help reduce costs of offshore wind in the U.S. DOE said Tuesday the consortium will address topics such as wind plant technology advancement; resource and physical site characterization; installation; operations and …

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DOE Researchers Recognized for Tech Devt Efforts

R&D Magazine has recognized researchers from the Energy Department for their efforts to develop new technology products or processes. DOE said Monday its national laboratories received 33 of the 100 awards given out during the R&D 100 Awards on Friday in Orlando, Florida. The winners were selected from technology projects that were developed …

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DOE Authorizes Natl Lab-Contractor Agreements for Commercializing Technology

The Energy Department is allowing contractors to use Agreements for Commercializing Technology to forge new strategic partnerships with DOE-backed national laboratories. ACT works to help academic and commercial entities gain access to laboratory expertise, assets and facilities, DOE said Monday. The authorization follows the completion of a six-year ACT pilot program. Energy Secretary Rick …

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NASA to Test Energy Source for Future Mars Habitat

NASA will test an energy source that could power human crews on the surface of Mars and energize habitats along with processing equipment that can convert resources from the Red Planet into fuel, oxygen and water. The space agency said Tuesday its Space Technology Mission Directorate has obligated multi-year funding …

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DOE Announces Funding Opportunity for Advanced Nuclear Reactor Designs

The Energy Department has launched a funding opportunity with a potential $20 million endowment for projects that will work to advance nuclear reactor technology. DOE said Friday the projects will support the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy‘s Modeling Enhanced Innovations Trailblazing Nuclear Energy Reinvigoration program that aims to identify and develop technologies that facilitate …

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GAO: DOE Faces Challenges in Plutonium Production for Future NASA Missions

A new report by the Government Accountability Office says the Energy Department is facing challenges in the production of new plutonium isotopes meant to power certain NASA space missions, Space News reported Tuesday. The report said there is enough plutonium-238 in stockpiles for NASA missions scheduled through the mid-2020s, but technical issues hamper …

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