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2013-07-11 12:21:50

PITTSBURGH, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today expressed extreme disappointment over Department of Energy (DOE) plans to further delay transition of the Paducah, Ky., uranium enrichment site to cleanup mode. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "The DOE's latest request for offers (RFO) on the plant, issued last week, will delay resolution of the matter at least six months," said USW Vice President Carol Landry....

2013-07-11 08:23:27

20 applications pending at Energy Department; if approved would increase economic output, reduce the trade deficit and create new American jobs WASHINGTON, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty applications to build and operate Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export terminals are currently under review by Department of Energy staff, some for as long as two years that could be boosting the U.S. economy by thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity, according...

2013-06-27 11:54:23

New insights into food poisoning show Salmonella have a novel sugar preference The blockbuster battles between good and evil are not just on the big screen this summer. A new study that examined food poisoning infection as-it-happens in mice revealed harmful bacteria, such as a common type of Salmonella, takes over beneficial bacteria within the gut amid previously unseen changes to the gut environment. The results provide new insights into the course of infection and could lead to better...

2013-06-21 12:21:38

Increased state support and new investment puts New York's growing energy economy in the running with City's powerhouse industries such as finance and fashion NEW YORK, June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With next week's launch of New York Energy Week (NYEW), the industry's first-ever cross-sector collaboration, the New York City (NYC) energy industry is affirming its leading position in the growing U.S. energy economy. This "by the industry for the industry" event series will...

2013-06-19 23:04:38

Three think tanks, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the Heritage Foundation, and the Center for American Progress (CAP) have come together to produce a unique report: Turning the Page: Re-imagining the National Labs in the 21st Century Innovation Economy. It makes a series of recommendations which will increase research flexibility, cooperation between the labs and the private sector, and research efficiency and cohesion within the Department of Energy. Washington,...

2013-06-19 12:22:19

As key House committee takes up budget for plutonium disposition program, campaign to end funding of troubled MOX project ramps up on DC & South Carolina airwaves WASHINGTON, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If it walks like pork and sounds like pork -- even with a French accent -- it's probably pork. And pork is what the Department of Energy's MOX Project is. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2013-06-19 08:20:40

Frito-Lay Announces Plans to Break Ground on Seven Public CNG Fueling Stations Across the U.S., Providing Fuel for the Expanding CNG Market PLANO, Texas, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior leadership from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America division were joined today by representatives from the Department of Energy and the State of Wisconsin to unveil Frito-Lay's inaugural Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station in Beloit, Wis. The station opening is part of Frito-Lay's...

2013-06-18 13:03:25

Customizing fan speed to actual need would slash energy demand 18 percent A single advanced building control now in development could slash 18 percent — tens of thousands of dollars — off the overall annual energy bill of the average large office building, with no loss of comfort, according to a report by researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. "An 18-percent boost in building energy efficiency by modifying a single factor is very,...

2013-06-11 23:23:22

A team of students who worked with Caltech´s Resnick Sustainability Institute have won second place in the western finals of a recent DOE (Department of Energy) business plan competition. Chai Energy is developing a mobile phone app for monitoring energy usage in the home. Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 A team of students who worked with Caltech´s Resnick Sustainability Institute have won second place in the western finals of a recent DOE (Department of Energy) business plan...

'Popcorn' Particle Pathways Could Lead To Better Lithium-ion Batteries
2013-06-11 11:16:03

DOE/Sandia National Laboratories Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have confirmed the particle-by-particle mechanism by which lithium ions move in and out of electrodes made of lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4, or LFP), findings that could lead to better performance in lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles, medical equipment and aircraft. The research is reported in an article entitled, "Intercalation Pathway in Many-Particle LiFePO4 Electrode Revealed by Nanoscale...