Colorado to launch smart-charging pilot program as it prepares for EVs

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As it prepares to launch an electric-car mandate in coming years, Colorado is working to learn how electric cars can help it move to a more renewable energy grid. The non-profit Platte River Power Authority announced last month that it is teaming up with eMotorWerks, which sells home smart chargers, to sell and install 250 smart chargers for. smart grid charging power grid

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Hybrid Snowplow Debuts in Colorado

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Jefferson County (Colorado) Commissioners unveiled what they believe to be the first hybrid snowplow in the US. The snowplow is part of County Commissioners’ Renewable Energy Initiative, which aims to save energy, sustain the environment and save taxpayers money. The plow, a modified 2009 International Model 7300 Hybrid, could be in service by next week. Jefferson County will learn more about the truck’s energy efficiency as a snowplow as it begins to use it this winter.

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Audi of America and Arcadia offer renewable energy subscription with e-tron or e-tron Sportback lease or purchase

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Arcadia’s technology matches home energy consumption with renewable energy sources from a variety of US wind and solar projects using renewable energy certificates, all without any installation or disruptions to their utility service.

NREL dedicates 700 bar H2 refueling station; first in Colorado and national lab system

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) chose National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day to hold the dedication ceremony for its 700 bar hydrogen fueling station, the first of its kind in Colorado and in the national lab system. The HITRF will support research and development projects funded by the Energy Department’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy as well as industry, government, and university partners.

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DOE awards $1.2M to Colorado State Energy Institute team to study ultra-low emissions, high-efficiency natural gas engines

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A team of researchers from Colorado State University’s Energy Institute has received a $1.2-million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to look at making natural gas engines as efficient as diesel engines in the same class. The Colorado State team is working with commercial partners Cummins Inc.

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NREL develops novel method to produce renewable acrylonitrile; carbon fibers from renewable biomass

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Researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and their colleagues have devised a novel catalytic method to produce renewable acrylonitrile (ACN) using 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP), which can be biologically produced from sugars. Conceptual process diagram for renewable ACN production from biomass sugars. —NREL Associate Laboratory Director Adam Bratis and principal investigator of the NREL-led Renewable Carbon Fiber Consortium.

6.8M gallons in new contracts for Redeem renewable natural gas

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CLNE) announced new fuel, construction and service agreements as more fleets convert from diesel to Redeem Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), a transportation fuel made from organic waste that not only addresses short-term air quality issues caused by diesel, but is a carbon-neutral alternative that greatly reduces the amount of greenhouse gas produced by vehicles. Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

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Propel Fuels reports strong consumer adoption of renewable diesel in SoCal; retail sales up 300% over biodiesel

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Utilizing Neste’s NEXBTL renewable diesel, Propel’s Diesel HPR is a low-carbon, drop-in renewable fuel that meets the ASTM D-976 petroleum diesel specifications for use in diesel engines, while offering drivers better performance and lower emissions. A number of new diesel models are being introduced to the market at the LA Auto Show this week—the Chevy Colorado and Canyon, and the Nissan XD.

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USDA: $210M to be invested in renewable fuel pump infrastructure through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership

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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is partnering with 21 states through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) nearly to double the number of fueling pumps nationwide that supply renewable fuels to American motorists. A typical gasoline pump delivers fuel with 10% ethanol, which limits the amount of renewable energy that consumers can purchase.

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JISEA: nuclear-renewable hybrid energy systems can reduce GHG from industry, produce fuels and support the power system

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Nuclear-renewable hybrid energy systems (N-R HESs) can enable low-carbon, on-demand electricity while providing reduced-emission thermal energy for industrial processes. N-R HES systems are managed by a single entity that link a nuclear reactor that generates heat, a thermal power cycle for heat-to-electricity conversion, at least one renewable energy source, and an industrial process that uses thermal and/or electrical energy.

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NREL-led research could lead to improved enzyme performance to break down biomass for renewable fuels

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A team led by researchers from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have gained new insights into how glycosylation—the natural attachment of sugars to proteins—affects a key cellulase enzyme. This work could be used to improve enzyme performance to better break down biomass and convert waste plant matter to renewable fuels and products.

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NREL study suggests cost gap for Western renewables could narrow by 2025

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A new Energy Department study conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) indicates that by 2025 wind and solar power electricity generation could become cost-competitive without federal subsidies, if new renewable energy development occurs in the most productive locations. Competitiveness indicators for regionally developed renewables in 2025. Renewable energy development, to date, has mostly been in response to state mandates.

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CO electric-car incentives, renewable diesel, Nikola One semi truck: Today's Car News

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Today, Colorado simplifies its electric-car tax incentives, Neste claims very low "well-to-wheels" carbon emissions for its renewable diesel, and the Nikola One is a 2,000-horsepower natural gas-electric semi truck. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Nikola One is a 2,000-hp natural gas-electric semi truck from a second company named. Today in Car News

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Cobalt Technologies Produces Renewable Biobutanol Fuel From Beetle-Killed Pine

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Ken Reardon, professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Colorado State University Cobalt’s pretreatment process removes most of the terpenes, and uses them for process heat, Wilson said. To evaluate the fuel’s viability for commercial vehicles, the company has signed a fuel testing partnership with Colorado State University.

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Amyris processes Ceres sweet sorghum into renewable diesel using soluble and cellulosic sugars

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into renewable diesel in a US Department of Energy (DOE) funded biorefinery project. The syrup was then processed by Amyris at its California pilot facility using its proprietary yeast fermentation system that converts plant sugars into its trademarked product, Biofene, a renewable hydrocarbon commonly known as farnesene. Amyris modifies farnesene to become renewable diesel. Liquid fuel and chemical production from sweet sorghum. Source: Amyris. Click to enlarge. Amyris, Inc.

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NREL report shows EV charging stations continued strong growth in early 2020

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A new report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) finds that about 12.0% and Colorado at 40.9. 63.3), Hawaii (47.7), and Colorado (40.9). and 49.6%

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Study reveals impact of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles

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Researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory believe they have the answer. They modelled the impact of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles replacing light duty petrol vehicles in the Denver, Colorado, area since the summer [.]. Just what effect could widespread use of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles have on emission levels?

ClearFuels to Develop Co-Located Commercial-Scale Biorefinery for Renewable Jet or Diesel Production in Tennessee

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have executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding the development of a commercial scale biorefinery facility for the production of renewable jet or diesel fuel. The renewable energy facility will be co-located with Hughes Hardwood’s wood component products manufacturing facility in Collinwood, Tennessee. Biomass-to-liquids company ClearFuels Technology Inc. and Hughes Hardwood International, Inc.

Ontario Government selects Rentech’s renewable jet project for long-term supply of biomass from Crown forests

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The Province of Ontario (Canada) has selected Rentech’s proposed Olympiad Renewable Energy Centre (Olympiad Project) in The Township of White River (White River), Ontario, for a proposed supply of up to 1.1 The wood supply, composed primarily of forest waste and unmerchantable species, would be used for the sustainable production of renewable RenJet, Rentech’s low-carbon jet fuel.

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Toyota launches plug-in hybrid vehicle study

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Toyota Motor Sales USA is teaming up with the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, to launch a field study into plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in a smart grid environment. Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Toyota hybrid vehicles plug-in hybrid electric vehicles plug-in hybrid vehicle study Toyota Motor Sales USA Toyota Prius Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid University of Colorado

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USDA Report Provides Regional Roadmap To Meeting the Biofuels Goals of the Renewable Fuels Standard by 2022; Southeast to Provide ~50% of Advanced Biofuels

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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a report outlining both the current state of renewable transportation fuels efforts in the US and a plan to develop regional strategies to increase the production, marketing and distribution of biofuels. According to the Renewable Fuel Association (RFA), there are currently 201 ethanol facilities with a capacity to produce 13.5 Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming.

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Starfire Energy closes major funding round; green ammonia and hydrogen solutions

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Starfire Energy, a Colorado-based developer of modular chemical plants for the carbon-free production of ammonia and hydrogen, has closed a major funding round. Starfire Energy leverages a patented catalysis technology that allows for the synthesis and cracking of carbon-free ammonia and hydrogen-leveraging renewable energy sources. Starfire Energy’s Rapid Ramp NH 3 ammonia synthesis technology produces zero carbon ammonia using only renewable energy, air, and water as inputs.

Xcel Energy wants 1.5M EVs in its service areas by 2030; 30x increase from today

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Xcel services customers in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North and South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin. The major plans the company has proposed in Colorado, Minnesota, New Mexico and Wisconsin aim to support residential charging, increase access to electric transportation for all customers, speed fleet electrification, and expand public charging options. Utility holding company Xcel Energy wants 1.5 million electric vehicles in its service areas by 2030.

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Prius to be used in SmartGridCity project

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It will place 10 Prius plug-in hybrid electric vehicles into Boulder, Colorado, where they will be the focus of an interdisciplinary research project co-ordinated by the University of Colorado at Boulder Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute. The project is a joint venture between the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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DOE awards $27.5M to 16 water infrastructure projects

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With the right technology, it’s possible to convert wastewater into renewable power, along with chemicals, fertilizers, and reusable water. They are based out of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, and Virginia. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $27.5 million to 16 water infrastructure projects.

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DOE to award more than $27M to 12 plastics recycling R&D projects

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The BOTTLE: Bio-Optimized Technologies to Keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment funding opportunity is jointly funded by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Bioenergy Technologies Office and Advanced Manufacturing Office. Partners include Husky, Miliken, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Niagra, Oklahoma State University, Under Armor, and Unifi. Partners include Allonia and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

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DOE awarding up to $3.5M to additional algal biomass yield project

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In Fiscal Year 2017, DOE has selected one more project: the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s “Rewiring Algal Carbon Energetics for Renewables (RACER)”. The national laboratory team also includes members from Colorado State University, Colorado School of Mines, Arizona State University, Sandia National Laboratories, POS Bio-Sciences, Sapphire Energy, and Utah State University. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected one additional project, for up to $3.5

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Lightning eMotors introduces new generation 4 Lightning Electric Transit Class 3 Van; battery-electric and fuel cell electric variants

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In 2021, Colorado's Lightning eMotors is introducing a new Generation 4 model of its popular Lightning Electric Transit Van. Lightning eMotors has announced a new model of its Class 3 Lightning Electric Transit Van.

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Environmental Charter High School Gets Solar; Greenius Goes EcoMedia

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I just want to see projects get funded, renewable energy put to work, energy efficiency retrofits instituted, conservation measures adopted and sustainable practices replace business-as-usual before the climate crisis makes any positive action a moot point. Alison Diaz (with scissors) along with ECHS staff and supporters about to cut the ribbon in front of Environmental Charter High School's new solar-powered greenhouse. photo by Glenn Marzano).

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DOE awards $20M to 10 hydrogen production and delivery technologies projects

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The six hydrogen production R&D projects selected aim to produce, deliver, and dispense hydrogen at less than $4 per gallon gasoline equivalent: National Renewable Energy Laboratory of Golden, Colorado will receive $3 million to develop high-efficiency tandem absorbers based on novel semiconductor materials that can produce hydrogen from water using solar energy.

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DOE selects 4 more algae technology projects for up to $8.8M in funding; > $16M total

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The selected projects include the following: Colorado School of Mines. The Colorado School of Mines, in partnership with Global Algae Innovations, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Colorado State University, will improve the productivity of robust wild algal strains using advanced directed evolution approaches in combination with high-performance, custom-built, solar simulation bioreactors.

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Superstars of AB 811 Rock Palm Desert @ EcoMotion Conference

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“ Cisco Devries, President of Renewable Funding gives his presentation on the groundbreaking BerkeleyFIRST program to the conference. Another great model is being set outside of California’s borders by Boulder County, Colorado. They’re already seeing tangible impacts from climate change in Boulder County and the need to cut emissions and use more renewable energy is taken seriously. Ann Livingston, Boulder Colorado's Sustainability Coordinator.

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DOE awarding more than $50M to 15 projects to advance critical material innovations

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University of Wyoming; Generation of Rare Earth Metals from Rare Earth Oxides by Using Microwave Plasma Partners: Colorado School of Mines, Ames Laboratory, Eutectix, Rare Element Resources DOE share: $500,000; Cost share: $125,500; Total costs: $625,500. National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Advanced Mineral Separations with Novel Simulated Moving Beds Partners: Colorado School of Mines, Critical Materials Institute, Shell International Exploration & Production, Inc.,

HOMER Grid software now models EV charging stations

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The new capability helps users design optimal renewable energy and storage systems to reduce utility costs—especially demand charges—of electric vehicle charging. The solution is to co-locate renewables and storage with charging infrastructure. HOMER Grid can model how renewables and distributed generation address the growing demand for EV charging in a clean and cost-effective way.

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DOE announces $11.5M in Phase 1 funding for carbon capture and storage program; ARPA-E FLECCS

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FLECCS project teams will work to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) processes that better enable technologies, such as natural gas power generators, to be responsive to grid conditions in a high variable renewable energy (VRE) penetration environment. Flexible Oxy-Fuel Combustion for High-Penetration Variable Renewables - $717,658. Colorado State University. The US Department of Energy announced $11.5

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DOE and NREL announce Energy Systems Integration Facility

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) in Golden, Colorado, as the latest Energy Department user facility and the only one in the nation focused on utility-scale clean energy grid integration.

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Western Governors pledge to create electric vehicle charging network

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The governors of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to create a unified regional electric vehicle plan to allow electric vehicles to recharge and travel easily along the 5,000 miles of freeways in the western region.

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Boulder Electric Vehicle demonstrates V2G electric trucks in three locations; 60 kW bi-directional

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Boulder Electric Vehicle has successfully demonstrated its Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) battery-electric trucks in three separate locations in Michigan, Colorado and California. Carson, Colorado. The California Energy Commission awarded Boulder Electric Vehicle a $3-million grant from its Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program to support the opening of BEV’s second plant, located in Los Angeles, CA.

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EPIC-UCAS Joint Center awards six grants for energy and environmental research in China

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The six awards from the Joint Center’s first call for proposals will directly support new research on a wide range of issues, from policies to incentivize the scaling of renewable energy and the environmental and economic effects of an air pollution alert system to the economic and environmental benefits of heating price reform. Koichiro Ito (UChicago) and Shuang Zhang (University of Colorado-Boulder) to study the economic and environmental benefits of heating price reform in China.

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Toyota To Place 10 Prius Plug-ins in SmartGridCity Project in 2010

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Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA will place ten Prius plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHV) with Xcel Energy’s SmartGridCity project in Boulder, Colorado. The vehicles will be the focus of an interdisciplinary research project coordinated by the University of Colorado at Boulder Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI), a new joint venture between the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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DOE’s BETO holding four alternative fuel workshops over next three weeks

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To support research and development planning efforts within the thermochemical conversion program, the Bioenergy Technologies Office is hosting a Biomass Indirect Liquefaction (IDL) Workshop on 20–21M arch in Golden, Colorado. This workshop will focus on research and developments needed to achieve renewable algae-based biofuels. The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will hold four alternative fuel workshops over the next three weeks.

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DOE launches wave energy competition

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DOE announced the Wave Energy Prize at the International Marine Renewable Energy Conference co-located at the National Hydropower Association Annual Conference. The judging panel will include technical experts from: Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico; National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado; Naval Surface Warfare Center—Carderock Division, Bethesda, Maryland; and Ricardo, Inc.,

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DOE awards $5.5M to apply machine learning to geothermal exploration

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The projects selected by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office focus in two areas: machine learning for geothermal exploration and advanced analytics for efficiency and automation in geothermal operations. Colorado School of Mines will develop a methodology to automatically label data from hyperspectral images of Brady’s Hot Springs, Desert Rock, and the Salton Sea. The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $5.5

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