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DOE Unveils Carbon Capture Funding Opportunity

The Department of Energy intends to award $30 million in grant funds supporting research and development efforts in carbon dioxide capture technologies. DOE said on Thursday that the department seeks to invest in projects focusing on the collection, usage and storage of carbon dioxide to support front-end engineering design efforts for coal and natural gas plants as part of the Carbon Capture program.

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GAO Finds Issues in Energy Department’s Subcontractor Oversight

The Government Accountability Office called on the Department of Energy to improve oversight of its subcontractors after a recent review found that the department had failed to audit over $3.4 billion in subcontracts over the past 10 years. GAO issued a report on Tuesday highlighting the improper auditing process at DOE and the challenges in tracking subcontract ownerships in the department’s multi-billion dollar programs.

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DOE Financing Hydrogen Technology R&D Efforts

The Department of Energy is investing $31 million to develop technologies to facilitate the generation, transportation, storage and usage of hydrogen for the country. DOE said on Monday that the department intends to implement the H2@Scale concept, which is designed to foster new hydrogen-based, fuel cell technologies and applications in various industrial areas including steel manufacturing and ammonia production.

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DOE Unveils $52M Fuel Research Funding Opportunity

The Department of Energy intends to award a $51M contract to fund research efforts in fuel technologies for commercial and off-road vehicles. The agency said Friday it plans to support concepts and studies in heavy-duty freight electrification, natural gases, hydrogen infrastructure, electrode assemblies and energy-saving vehicle systems.

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NNSA Manufactures Initial Low-Yield Nuclear Warhead Unit

The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration concluded the production of a U.S. Navy low-yield nuclear warhead missile. The NNSA said Monday that it has manufactured the first production unit for the W76-2 warhead at DOE's Pantex Plant facility in Texas. The W76-2 is an updated variant of the W76-1 platform and provides submarine vessels with sea-launched ballistic missile warhead capacities.

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Eight Execs Join DOE’s Secretary of Energy Advisory Board

Eight executives have been named members of the Department of Energy's Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. The appointees will provide recommendations and advice to Secretary Rick Perry on nuclear security enterprise, national security, regulatory concerns and energy security as part of their new roles, DOE said Wednesday.

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DOE Opens Battery Material Recycling Hub; Daniel Simmons Quoted

The Department of Energy established a facility at the Argonne National Laboratory to reuse cobalt and lithium materials from discarded lithium-ion battery products. DOE said Friday that it opened the Battery Recycling Center hoping to recover at least 90 percent of usable battery components and develop new technology out of the materials.

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