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DOE Invests in R&D on Computer-Based Chemical Process Design

The Department of Energy is investing $21.6M to fund 10 computational software research and development projects meant to facilitate the design of chemical-based energy production processes. The projects are based on applications in computer-based chemical process modeling that is replacing traditional trial-and-error methods, the department said Wednesday.

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DOE to Renew Joint Center for Energy Storage Research With $120M Investment

The Department of Energy will invest $120M to renew a center tasked to conduct research on advanced battery science and technology.

The department based its decision to renew the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research on an assessment of the performance of the innovation hub in its first five years of operations, the DOE said Tuesday.

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House Passes Bill to Support Nuclear Research Partnerships; Sen. Mike Crapo Quoted

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill encouraging partnerships with private companies supporting research on clean nuclear power. The Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act would require the Department of Energy to collaborate with private sector firms aiming to test new nuclear reactor concepts, the office of Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho said Thursday.

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Energy Department Launches Funding Opportunity for Direct Current Circuit Breakers

The Energy Department has launched a funding opportunity worth up to $15M for development work on medium voltage, direct current circuit breakers that will help further protect the U.S. electric grid.

The projects under the Building Reliable Electronics to Achieve Kilovolt Effective Ratings Safely program will involve creating devices that are capable of preventing electrical faults and boosting response times while maximizing renewable resources and electrification of ships and aircraft, the DOE said Wednesday.

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DOE Invests $80M in Transportation R&D

The Department of Energy has invested $80M in 42 projects that will support studies on advanced vehicle technologies for the U.S. transportation system.

The department said Wednesday investing in modern transportation systems will help provide low-cost mobility options, boost domestic energy security and U.S. economic growth and reduce dependence on imported critical materials.

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Karen Evans Takes Oath as Head of DOE Cybersecurity Office

Karen Evan, most recently national director for the U.S. Cyber Challenge, was sworn in Tuesday as the first assistant secretary of the Energy Department's Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response. She took the oath of office one week after the Senate approved her nomination.

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Energy Department to Perform 36 Bioenergy R&D Projects With $80M Budget

The Department of Energy has chosen 36 projects worth a combined value of $80M to support a research and development program that aims to reduce the cost of bio-based drop-in fuels by 2022.

The department said Tuesday it expects the bioenergy effort to allow consumers to choose from a range of low-cost transportation energy resources.

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Four Senators Approach 13 Agencies to Address Year-End Binge Spending

Four senators have asked the chief financial officers of 13 agencies to address their “use it or lose it” spending at the end of the fiscal year. The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs said Wednesday Sen. Ron Johnson, Claire McCaskill, Rand Paul and Gary Peters expressed concerns that agencies may possibly spend more money at the end of fiscal year 2018 compared to previous years.

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