Today at Berkeley Lab

DOE Deputy Secretary Touts Cyclotron Road in Blog

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall recently visited the Lab’s Cyclotron Road, an incubator for energy technologies, and described it as “an innovative new model focused on how we get talented entrepreneurs the right access to scientific facilities, skills and knowledge to deliver the dramatic results needed to counter climate change.” More>

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Lab Hosted Clean Energy Workshop with Keynote by DOE Deputy Secretary

Twelve international (Canada, Denmark, Mexico, and Russia) and three local STEM teachers participated, as part of “New Frontiers in Clean Energy Education: A Training for International Teachers.” The keynote address was given by DOE Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall. More>

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New Solar Array Serving the Lab

The Lab is now taking delivery of clean renewable power from a new, 10-acre solar installation constructed at Lawrence Livermore Lab. This solar installation is the largest in the DOE Complex. Berkeley Lab is purchasing 20% of the power generated by the solar array. More>

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Upgraded PIP-II RFQ Successfully Takes First Beam

In March, Fermilab successfully sent beam through a newly commissioned linear accelerator. The brand new radio-frequency quadrupole (RFQ) linac, designed and built by a team of engineers and physicists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will be the start for a proposed upgrade to Fermilab’s 800-MeV superconducting linear accelerator. More>

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Lab Scientists Participate in Maker Faire May 20 to 22

The Lab will have an “Ask-a-Scientist” booth at the event, which takes place at the San Mateo Event Center. Other DOE labs, EERE, and ARPA-E, and the DOE Office of Technology Transitions will also have a presence. Go here to view profiles of some of the Lab’s participating scientists. More>

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Public Invited to Submit Ideas for Smart, Energy Efficient Buildings

Berkeley Lab is partnering with the Department of Energy and private industry on JUMP, a crowdsourcing community for building technologies that awards prizes and incubation support to design and technology ideas for sustainable, smart, and connected buildings. More>

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DOE Video Highlights Cyclotron Road as New Model for Clean Energy R&D

With programs like Cyclotron Road, housed at Berkeley Lab, the Department of Energy seeks to support scientific research and development that is still too risky for private-sector investment, and too applied for academia. Go here to watch video.

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Remote Alaska Villages Get a Lifeline From Department of Energy

A new report outlines the challenges and opportunities for the state’s 200 isolated communities that pay some of the highest electricity and heating costs in the nation. Peter Larsen of the Energy Technologies Area, was among the study’s authors. More>

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Five Scientists Receive DOE Early Career Research Awards

The winners include Jim Ciston of the NCEM at the Molecular Foundry, Jacklyn Gates of the Nuclear Science Division, Chad Mitchell and Jeroen van Tilborg of ATAP, and Ian Sharp of the Chemical Sciences Division. Each will receive grants of $2.5M over five years to cover year-round salary plus research expenses. Details on the Lab’s program is available here. More>

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Lab Participates in DOE’s ‘Big Ideas’ Summit

The summit was the third annual gathering to elicit large-scale, potentially game-changing ideas from 17 national labs working collaboratively to tackle the nation’s energy and science challenges. A theme of this year’s summit was the Presidential Mission Innovation initiative to dramatically accelerate global clean energy technologies to address climate change. More>

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