Today at Berkeley Lab

Lab Participates in Recent Innovation XLab Energy Storage Summit

The Innovation XLab Energy Storage Summit, held this week at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, explored energy storage and its potential to boost transportation and a distributed electricity grid. The event showcased the resources available at DOE national labs that can be leveraged by industry for energy storage applications. This highlights video mentions NERSC and includes an interview with Associate Lab Director Ravi Prasher. More>

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DOE Renews Funding for Joint Center for Energy Storage Research

The Department of Energy this week announced plans to provide $120 million over five years to the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), an Innovation Hub devoted to advancing battery science and technology. The hub is led by Argonne National Lab, with Berkeley Lab among its partners. More>

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DOE, Ad Council Collaborate on #SheCanStem Campaign

The Department of Energy is collaborating with the Ad Council to support the She Can STEM campaign, which introduces women who are changing the world with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), and seeks to encourage girls and young women to pursue education and careers in STEM fields.

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Cyclotron Road Technologies Receive R&D Funding From DOE

The Department of Energy provided $80 million for 36 projects to support bioenergy research and development. Among the recipients were Visolis and Mosaic Materials, both part of Cyclotron Road’s first cohort. A third Cyclotron Road company, Fervo Energy (cohort four), was among four projects that received $4.45 million for early-stage research and development of tools and technologies for enhanced geothermal systems.

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JBEI Team Honored by Secretary of Energy

Rick Perry awarded a Secretary of Energy’s Achievement Award to the Pretreatment and Process Development Team of the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI). The team was recognized for pioneering the development of biomass-derived ionic liquids (“bionic liquids”) to enable efficient and sustainable one-pot biofuel conversion technologies. The multi-lab team includes Lab researchers Blake Simmons and Corinne Scown. More>

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Joint Center for Energy Storage Research Wins Secretary of Energy Achievement Award

Rick Perry has awarded a Secretary of Energy’s Achievement Award to the scientific and operational leadership team for the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR). The center seeks to develop high-performance, low-cost energy storage technologies for transportation and the electric grid. The award-winning team includes Berkeley Lab researchers Nitash Balsara, Gerbrand Ceder, and Kristin Persson. More>

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KBase: A New Data Platform for the Biological Sciences

With the initial goal of developing a type of public research ​“Dropbox,” the KBase team, comprised of researchers from DOE’s Argonne, Berkeley, Oak Ridge, and Brookhaven national labs, as well as the Cold Spring Harbor Lab, have produced a multifaceted system that will change how science is recorded and shared. More>

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Applications Open for DOE Graduate Research Program

The DOE Office of Science Graduate Research Program enables U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis at a Department of Energy national lab for 3 to 12 months in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist. The goal is to prepare grad students for scientific careers that are aligned with DOE’s and the Office of Science’s mission. Deadline for applications is Nov. 15. More>

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Science in Black-and-White Twitter Challenge

SLAC recently invited other Department of Energy national labs to a black-and-white photo challenge. Participants were asked to upload one photo per day for seven days. Various Berkeley Lab areas and user facilities took up the call, posting these beautiful images.

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DOE Provides $10 Million for Earth System Model Development and Analysis

The money will fund the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM), which seeks to provide more accurate and higher-resolution representation of weather and climate events by taking advantage of the cutting-edge supercomputing facilities at DOE national labs, including NERSC at Berkeley Lab. More>

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