Today at Berkeley Lab

Lab Staff Make Key Contributions to National Lab Science Day on Capitol Hill

Forty staff members from across the DOE national lab complex, including nine from Berkeley Lab, helped convey the contributions of the labs to Congressional members and staff during National Lab Science Day on April 20 in Washington, D.C. Pictured is Energy Secretary Moniz (center) at the Lab’s display on biofuels research. More>

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DOE’s Sherwood-Randall on Upcoming Clean Energy Ministerial

Given the Golden State’s reputation for inventing the future, it’s no surprise that the Bay Area will host the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) in June, the first major gathering of energy ministers from key nations after the signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change, says Deputy Secretary for Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall in a piece for the Mercury News. More>

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Seeking Scientist Volunteers for DOE Maker Faire

IPO seeks Lab scientists and engineers to staff an Ask the Scientist booth at DOE’s Maker Faire pavilion, May 20-22, at the San Mateo Expo Center. Volunteer scientists may sign up for a few hours or several shifts throughout the three-day event. Contact Heidi Clark. For more information about Maker Faire and the DOE pavilion, go here.

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DOE Hosts #WomeninSTEM Twitter Chat Across National Labs

Representatives from three national labs, including Berkeley Lab’s Sarah Richardson, as well as DOE Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall (pictured), Jo Handelsman of the White House Office of Science & Technology, and Dot Harris of Economic Impact & Diversity, participated in the March 22 chat, in honor of Women’s History Month. More>

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DOE to Fund Installation of Micro-Phasor Measurement Units

The Grid Integration Group will use the funds to install and use micro-Phasor Measurement Units (micro-PMUs) for advanced sensors integration and data analytics at the Philadelphia Navy Yard microgrid. This is an important opportunity for the Lab to demonstrate advanced analytics and algorithms utilizing micro-PMUs within a true microgrid environment. More>

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Lab, Small Businesses Collaborate to Commercialize Clean Energy Products

The Lab will partner with four clean energy small businesses to accelerate the commercialization of their innovative bioenergy, buildings and vehicle technologies as part of the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot launched in July 2015 by the Department of Energy. More>

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CalWave is Finalist for DOE’s $2.25 Million Wave Energy Prize

Cyclotron Road’s CalWave project is one of nine teams chosen to compete for the prize, a
20-month design-build-test competition that aims to double the energy captured from ocean
waves. CalWave is an underwater mechanism of springy fiberglass “carpets” that generates
electricity from ocean waves more efficiently and less obtrusively than wave-energy systems at
the surface. More>

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Celebrating the History of Women in STEM

Many people find it a challenge to name a woman in STEM besides Marie Curie. This Women’s History Month, the Energy Department is working to fix that by highlighting the work of women who’ve made a difference in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields throughout history. The first in the series is astronaut Mae Jemison. More>

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DOE-Funded Bioenergy Research Centers File 500th Invention Disclosure

The Lab’s Joint BioEnergy Institute is one of three BRC centers, with the others located at Oakridge National Lab, and the Universities of Wisconsin-Madison and Michigan State. JBEI CEO Jay Keasling praised the pioneering efforts of the BRCs and their role in envisioning a future in which cellulosic biofuels provide transformative advantages for our nation. More>

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Lab Booth at ARPA-E Showcases Energy Research

Deputy Director Horst Simon (left) and researcher Patrick Naulleau welcomed visitors to the Lab’s Technology Showcase booth at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit in Washington, DC. The exhibit area, which included a Cyclotron Road booth, offered a look at future energy technologies, including ARPA-E funded project teams. Computing’s David Skinner and Phil Collela were also on hand.

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