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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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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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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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DOE Invests $60M in Nuclear Energy R&D Projects

The Department of Energy has invested $60 million to fund 13 nuclear technology research and development projects. The department said Friday its Office of Nuclear Energy supports the selection under the U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development funding opportunity announcement. The DOE will review applications quarterly and select more awardees throughout a five-year …

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White House Opposes Senate’s Army Tactical Network Funding Restriction Plan

The Trump administration has objected to a provision under the Senate’s proposed fiscal 2018 defense policy bill that would restrict all funds for U.S. Army battlefield network development efforts, C4ISRNET reported Saturday. The White House said in a statement published Friday that implementing funding limitations to the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical program would affect …

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DOE: ARPA-E Projects Obtained Nearly $2B in Private Sector Funds Since 2009

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy has said 74 project teams on transformational energy technologies have accumulated $1.8 billion in follow-on funds from the private sector since the agency’s establishment in 2009. ARPA-E announced the financial milestone during the eighth annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit in Maryland, the Energy Department said Monday. “The private sector …

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Gen. Daniel Allyn: Army Needs Funds to Equip, Train Soldiers

Gen. Daniel Allyn, U.S. Army vice chief of staff, has told House Armed Services Committee members at a Tuesday hearing the service branch needs funds that will match authorized increase in end-strength levels to address training and equipping gaps. The Army said Wednesday it found that only 50 percent of division headquarters, nearly …

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Reuters: US to Sign 10-Year, $38B Military Aid Pact With Israel

The U.S. government will sign a 10-year pact in the coming days to provide an estimated $38 billion in military aid to the government of Israel, Reuters reported Tuesday. Matt Spetalnick and Patricia Zengerle write Susan Rice, U.S. national security adviser, will sign the agreement with Jacob Nagel, Israel’s chief negotiator and …

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