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DOE to Invest $78M in Bioenergy R&D Projects

The Energy Department will invest a total of $78 million to fund early-stage bioenergy research and development projects. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said in a statement released Thursday that DOE seeks to improve the conversion of algae, energy crops and various waste streams into biofuels, biopower and bioproducts through the four new funding opportunities. DOE will …

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DOE Invests Funds on Energy Cybersecurity RD&D Effort

The Department of Energy has invested a $25 million funding opportunity announcement to finance a new effort aiming to strengthen cybersecurity capacities in the energy sector. The DOE said Monday its Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’s Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems program seeks to push research, development and demonstration that …

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Lisa Gordon-Hagerty Takes Oath as DOE Nuclear Security Undersecretary & NNSA Administrator

Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, former president of security consulting firm Tier Tech International, has taken her oath as the Department of Energy‘s undersecretary for nuclear security and administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration. DOE said Thursday Gordon-Hagerty brings more than three decades of national security experience to her new position. She began her career at …

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New DOE Office to Focus on Energy Infrastructure Security Efforts; Rick Perry Comments

The Energy Department has formed a new office that will aim to secure U.S. energy infrastructure and support DOE’s national security missions. President Donald Trump proposed a $96 million budget for the department’s new Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response in his fiscal 2019 budget request, DOE said Wednesday. The department will appoint …

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Chanette Armstrong Appointed to Lead DOE Office of Technology Transitions

Chanette Armstrong, a registered patent attorney, has joined the Energy Department as director of DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions. DOE said Monday Armstrong will coordinate technology transition efforts across department-backed national laboratories, research facilities and program offices, as well as oversee the Energy Investor Center and Technology Commercialization Fund. She will also advise …

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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 Announces Solicitation for Nuclear Reactor Technologies

The Department of Energy has announced solicitation proposals for the development of nuclear reactors and supplementary technologies in aims to promote the use of nuclear power in the U.S. DOE said Friday it will open a five-year application period for interested potential contractors and conduct selection processes quarterly. The Department plans …

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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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