DOE Launches Cool New Decarbonization Effort

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 25 May 2023 19:35:14 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recently introduced the Clean Fuels & Products Shot, an initiative focused on substantially decreasing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) originating from carbon-based fuels and products essential to daily life. As the seventh DOE Energy Earthshot, this project aims to lower carbon emissions from the fuel and chemical industry by […]

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US Government Funding Helps Biofuels Move Forward

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2023 15:24:37 +0000

If you’re a regular around here, you probably know that we prefer renewable electricity for powering vehicles. This usually involves battery storage, though. While battery technology has gotten to the point where it’s viable to do things like electric cars, boats, trucks, and even some planes, the relatively low energy density of batteries will be […]

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New US Hydrogen Strategy: Wrong Department, Wrong Authors

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2022 17:26:26 +0000

Hydrogen demand projection through 2100The US hydrogen strategy was positioned in the wrong federal department. It was put in the hands of people who deal with fossil fuels all day long and have a paradigm of burning them for energy, not a paradigm of electricity for energy. It fails Rumelt’s test for the first thing that makes a good strategy, and so its principles and actions will be failures as well.

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US DOE Announces New EV Infrastructure & Development Funding

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2022 18:55:13 +0000

A $96 million government funding opportunity is now available to assist with the decarbonization of the American transportation industry. The cash will be used to enhance electric vehicle charging availability, develop alternative-fueled non-road vehicles that are more efficient and less expensive, and develop electric drive components and materials to maximize EV efficiency and affordability. “To […]

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Sneaky: Energy Department Pushes Electric Vehicles Under Trump’s Nose

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2020 02:10:13 +0000

The Energy Department is pursuing a mobility future populated by electric vehicles, despite the recently impeached President’s support for fossil fuel

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PSH FAST, Pt 2: Oscillating Disk Cutters For Tunneling Could Reduce Time & Cost

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2019 19:14:33 +0000

A big part of Livingston and Conroy’s pitch to the DoE was to leverage soon-to-be-commercialized oscillating disk technology in a mostly continuous tunneling model. This would entail not only having the oscillating disk cutter, but also automated ceiling bolting and shotcreting for tunnel stabilization

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PSH FAST, Pt 1: US DOE FAST Competition For Pumped Storage Picks 4 Winners

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2019 19:07:36 +0000

Pumped storage hydro has far more resource potential than required for a fully decarbonized grid and it’s cheap per megawatt-hour (MWh) of storage. The downside is that it’s slow to build, capital intensive, and heavily regulated right now in the United States. The Department of Energy FAST program aims to change that

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