September 27, 2019
Impact BioEnergy Wins King County’s Exporting Small Business of the Year Award
Source: King County, September 27, 2019 The U.S. Census Bureau of Labor Statistics reported there were 71,070 non-farm firms with employees in King County during 2010, and 95% of these had 50 or fewer employees. The challenges to operating a small business are infinite and often daunting, but the collective contributions of small businesses are […]

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September 27, 2019
DOE Announces Phase 1 Winners of Battery Recycling Prize Including Two from Seattle
Source: DOE, September 25, 2019 he U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the 15 winners of Phase 1 of the Battery Recycling Prize, a prize that aims to reclaim and recycle critical materials (e.g., cobalt and lithium) from lithium-based battery technology. For a total of $1 million in prizes, these projects focus on cost-effective recycling […]

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September 19, 2019
Jeff Bezos announces Amazon ‘Climate Pledge,’ promising to cut emissions and pushing other companies to follow suit
Source: Lisa Stiffler, Geekwire, September 19, 2019 At a news conference this morning at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced the creation of a new Climate Pledge that sets ambitious greenhouse gas emission goals for the tech giant and urges other companies to do the same. The announcement comes amid a […]

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September 19, 2019
Washington state maritime industry investment study points to tech innovation for growth
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, September 19, 2019 Days after Washington Governor Jay Inslee celebrated the start of work on the state’s first hybrid-electric ferry, a study released by Washington Maritime Blue identified technology solutions for water transportation, shipping, science and other ocean systems, as the highest growth sector in the “Blue Economy” – a term referring […]

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September 19, 2019
Investment Study for Washington State Maritime Industry Links to Innovation
Source: Joshua Berger, Washington Maritime Blue, September 18, 2019. Seattle, WA – Days after Washington Governor Jay Inslee celebrated the start of work on the state’s first hybrid-electric ferry, a study released by Washington Maritime Blue identifies investment opportunities.  The highest growth sectors in the “Blue Economy” include technology solutions for water transportation, shipping, science and […]

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September 18, 2019
Delta invests $2 million for study of potential facility to produce biofuel from forest floor debris
Source: Delta.com, September 17, 2019 As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, Delta Air Lines is investing $2 million to partner with Northwest Advanced Bio-fuels, LLC for the feasibility study of a biofuel production facility to produce sustainable aviation fuel and other biofuel products. The sustainable aviation fuel, expected to be produced in a facility […]

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September 10, 2019
Report reveals play-by-play of first U.S. grid cyberattack
Source: E&E News, Blake Sobczak, September 5, 2019 A first-of-its-kind cyberattack on the U.S. grid created blind spots at a grid control center and several small power generation sites in the western United States, according to a document posted yesterday from the North American Electric Reliability Corp. The unprecedented cyber disruption this spring did not […]

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September 5, 2019
Final Study: Kalama Methanol Plant a Net Positive Effect on Climate
Source: Katie Fairbanks, The Daily News, August 31, 2019. The proposed $2 billion Kalama methanol plant would cause a net reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study released Friday morning. The cradle-to-grave-analysis confirmed the basic conclusions of a draft version of the document released last fall. The plant would release about 1.8 […]

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September 3, 2019
NIST Report: Securing the Industrial Internet of Things
This refers to a NIST ( National Institute of Standards and Technology ) report on cybersecurity around the Internet of Things (IoT) and Distributed Energy Resources (DER). ABSTRACT: This project explores several scenarios in which information exchanges among commercial- and utility-scale distributed energy resources (DERs) and electric distribution grid operations can be protected from certain […]

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