Today at Berkeley Lab

EPA Awards $100K to Bay Area Green Tech Company With Lab Ties

SimpleWater LLC is collaborating with UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab to create water treatment methods using electrochemical arsenic removal technology, allowing for more affordable removal of water contaminants. The grant is part of the EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research Program. More>

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Secretary Moniz Visits Beijing, Seeks to Continue Collaboration on Green Buildings

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz traveled to Beijing last week to co-chair the U.S. – China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) Steering Committee Meeting. Berkeley Lab leads CERC’s Building Energy Efficiency Consortium, which is entering its fourth year. More>

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Photoelectrochemical Generation of Hydrogen Assessed

New research from the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis assesses the energy balance of large-scale photoelectrochemical hydrogen production using life-cycle analysis. More>

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Researchers From EETD, MIT, and Spain Collaborate on Microgrids

The Environmental Energy Technologies Division has signed a collaboration license with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and IIT-Comillas University in Madrid to develop microgrids using software created by EETD researchers. More>

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China Energy Group Selected for U.S.-China EcoPartnership Award

The group and their Chinese counterpart the Shandong Academy of Science were selected as one of six 2014 U.S.-China EcoPartnerships. The program aims to elevate successful sub-national cooperation models to international prominence to spur broad replication by their peers in the U.S. and China. More>

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Ribbon-Cutting for FLEXLAB Buildings

DOE Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman, UC President Janet Napolitano, and Lab Director Paul Alivisatos were on hand at ceremony yesterday to launch world’s most advanced energy efficiency test bed for buildings, which features a rotating structure that tracks and tests sun exposure impacts. More>

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Lab’s Indoor Air Pollution Research Gets Front-Cover Treatment

The Lab’s indoor-air pollution research was featured in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The front-cover story explored the potentially hazardous emissions from gas appliances and efforts to control exposure. More>

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Lab Researchers Moonlight in ‘Cleanweb’ Sector

By day Berkeley Lab scientists are tackling energy and environmental challenges. By night some of them are doing, well, the exact same thing. Using the knowledge from their day jobs some enterprising researchers are harnessing the power of big data to create innovative solutions for conserving water and energy. More>

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2014 ITRI-Rosenfeld Fellowship Winners Announced

Zhenhua Liu and Chinmayee Subban are the winners of the 2014 ITRI-Rosenfeld Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship honors the contributions of Art Rosenfeld and his work toward the advancement of energy efficiency on a global scale. More>

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Cool Roofs Offer Salve for Hot Cities and Climate

Article on Lab energy efficiency pioneer Art Rosenfeld looks at his efforts to promote cool roofs as a way to combat urban heat, reduce smog, and cut greenhouse gases. More>

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