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Scientific Organization AAAS Names NREL’s Green a Fellow

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 4:38pm

It is truly rewarding to be recognized by your peers in the scientific community, said Green, NRELs associate laboratory director for mechanical and thermal engineering sciences.

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  • It is truly rewarding to be recognized by your peers in the scientific community, said Green, NRELs associate laboratory director for mechanical and thermal engineering sciences.
  • Being named a fellow of AAAS has long been a goal of mine.
  • I am pleased at the recognition AAAS has given Johney Green, said Martin Keller, director of NREL and a Fellow himself.
  • Green is the 10thperson from NREL to be named a Fellow by AAAS.

Idaho National Laboratory and University of Illinois Collaborate with Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation on Advanced Reactor Proposal

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 12:05am

SEATTLE, Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Seattle-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation ( USNC ) has established two strategic partnerships with U.S. organizations Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) to build and test the company's advanced Modular Micro Reactor (MMR).

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  • SEATTLE, Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Seattle-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation ( USNC ) has established two strategic partnerships with U.S. organizations Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) to build and test the company's advanced Modular Micro Reactor (MMR).
  • Ultra Safe Nuclear, the INL, and University of Illinois have jointly developed a proposal for submission to the Department of Energy's (DOE) for its Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (Risk Reduction).
  • At the Idaho National Laboratory, USNC has proposed to construct a micro-reactor power plant to support the demonstration of INL's Integrated Energy Systems (IES).
  • The Illinois reactor will be the first Gen IV reactor deployed at a university, and the first new U.S. university reactor in nearly 30 years.

Cerebras Systems and National Energy Technology Laboratory Set New Compute Milestone

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 2:00pm

Cerebras Systems , the pioneer in high performance artificial intelligence (AI) compute, today announced record-breaking performance on a scientific compute workload.

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  • Cerebras Systems , the pioneer in high performance artificial intelligence (AI) compute, today announced record-breaking performance on a scientific compute workload.
  • In collaboration with the Department of Energys National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) , Cerebras demonstrated its CS-1 delivering speeds beyond what either CPUs or GPUs are currently able to achieve.
  • The results came after months of work and continue the close collaboration between the Department of Energys NETL laboratory scientists and Cerebras Systems.
  • In September 2019, the Department of Energy announced its partnership with Cerebras , including deployments with Argonne National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory .

XENDEE and Idaho National Laboratory Partner on Microgrid Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Stations

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 4:00pm

XENDEE Corporation has partnered with Idaho National Laboratory to develop an optimized platform for designing Microgrid Fast Charging Stations (MFCS) quickly and effectively.

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  • XENDEE Corporation has partnered with Idaho National Laboratory to develop an optimized platform for designing Microgrid Fast Charging Stations (MFCS) quickly and effectively.
  • This can also be expanded for further use cases such as multiple fast charging stations or large stations that allow for fast charging of Heavy Equipment Transporters, said Michael Stadler, Ph.D., CTO of XENDEE.
  • This proof of concept will also enable XENDEE and Idaho National Labs (INL) to provide a streamlined, reliable, and standardized approach to the design and implementation of Microgrid enabled fast charging infrastructure throughout the world.
  • About Idaho National Laboratory: INL is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory that performs work in each of DOEs strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science and environment.

R&D 100 Awards Honor Six NREL Innovations

Friday, October 2, 2020 - 4:00pm

Golden, CO, Oct. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- R&D World magazine today presented the U.S. Department of Energys National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with four of its annual R&D 100 Awards for research innovations.

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  • Golden, CO, Oct. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- R&D World magazine today presented the U.S. Department of Energys National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with four of its annual R&D 100 Awards for research innovations.
  • In addition to the R&D 100 Award winners, two more NREL technologies were given Special Recognition Awards.
  • Including this years winners, NREL has received 69 R&D 100 awards since 1982.
  • Given annually, the R&D 100 Awards honor the 100 most innovative technologies of the past year and are chosen by an independent panel of judges.

U.S. Department of Energy Advances Nuclear Stockpile Research and Simulations with 4X More Powerful Supercomputer Built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 11:38pm

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced it is building a new supercomputer with quadrupled performance1 for the U.S. Department of Energys National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

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  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced it is building a new supercomputer with quadrupled performance1 for the U.S. Department of Energys National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).
  • The new system will support critical modeling and simulation of nuclear weapons at high 3D resolutions to ensure reliability and security of the nuclear stockpile.
  • The new system will be delivered in the spring of 2022 and hosted at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  • 1) 4X performance increase calculated by the U.S. Department of Energy
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Brian O'Neill Named New Director for the Joint Global Change Research Institute

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Brian O'Neill an Earth systems scientist who studies the relationship between future societal development, emissions and climate change impacts has been named the new director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI).

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  • COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Brian O'Neill an Earth systems scientist who studies the relationship between future societal development, emissions and climate change impacts has been named the new director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI).
  • The institute is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.
  • "PNNL is excited to have Dr. O'Neill - a talented scientific leader in human-Earth systems join us as our new director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute," said Malin Young, PNNL's associated laboratory director for Earth and Biological Sciences.
  • "His expertise and understanding of human-environment interactions will help advance the institute and expand the impact of its research contributions."

Argonne National Laboratory and AT&T Extend Climate Resiliency Project Nationwide

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 3:58pm

For over a year, the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and AT&T have been working together to project risks from a changing climate on Americas southeastern region.

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  • For over a year, the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and AT&T have been working together to project risks from a changing climate on Americas southeastern region.
  • By extending our work with Argonne National Laboratory to more states and including additional climate impacts, we can make more informed decisions, prepare our network for future extreme weather events and keep people connected when it matters most.
  • By helping AT&Tone of Americas largest telecommunications, media and technology companiesunderstand climate change risks at a national level, Argonne is helping the company better ensure the resilience of its U.S. infrastructure.
  • Having a national climate data set makes this a lot easier because everything will come from the same source, said Tom Wall, the program lead for Engineering and Applied Resilience at Argonne.

University of Chicago’s Polsky Center, Argonne, and Fermilab Discuss Leadership in Water Innovation at First-Ever Chicago Water Week

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 7:01pm

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago, in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory , is hosting a webinar as part of Current's inaugural Chicago Water Week.

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  • The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago, in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory , is hosting a webinar as part of Current's inaugural Chicago Water Week.
  • The event will highlight Chicagos innovative, cross-sector water leaders from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, 2020.
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    On Monday, Sept. 28 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. CT, the Polsky Center, Argonne, and Fermilab will present a webinar titled, Partners in Innovation: How to Collaborate with Universities and National Labs .
  • Some of the researchers at Argonne and Fermilab have joint appointments with the University of Chicago.

Envision Solar Announces Further EV ARC™ Product Orders from A Federally Funded Research and Development Center

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 1:30pm

On August 20th Envision reported that the U.S. Department of Energys (DOEs) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) placed an order for the EV ARC product.

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  • On August 20th Envision reported that the U.S. Department of Energys (DOEs) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) placed an order for the EV ARC product.
  • EV ARC products are currently in use in four DOE National Laboratories including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore and Idaho National Laboratory.
  • We are delighted to fulfill more orders for Federally Funded institutions particularly as we move towards qualification for GSA which we anticipate in October, said Envision Solar CEO, Desmond Wheatley.
  • Envision Solar, www.envisionsolar.com , produces and sells unique and patented sustainable infrastructure products, for electric vehicle charging, energy security and outdoor media, including the EV ARC and the Solar Tree with EnvisionTrak patented solar tracking, SunCharge solar Electric Vehicle Charging, ARC technology energy storage, and EnvisionMedia solar advertising displays.