August 21, 2019
Research in Tri-Cities could make cars and planes more fuel efficient and super strong
Source: Steven Ashby, Tri-City Herald, August 19, 2019 Superman may be known as the “Man of Steel,” but scientific superheroes at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are developing a novel approach for manufacturing metals with superior strength. Drawing on deep materials science expertise and engineering know-how, PNNL researchers are paving the way for adoption […]

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August 15, 2019
The rebirth of nuclear power could come from Bellevue, if Congress approves
Source: John Strang, Crosscut, August 15, 2019 Nuclear power has stalled in the United States. The country’s 97 commercial reactors provide 20 percent of its power, but only one reactor has gone online since 1998 — in Tennessee in 2016. Two more reactors — behind schedule and way over budget — are due to become operational in the […]

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August 9, 2019
Seattle-Area Energy-Storage Company Group14 Technologies Gets A Capital Boost
Source: Bill Conroy, Seattle Business, August 9, 2019. Group14 Technologies Inc., based in Woodinville, located just east of Bothell, has successfully raised $14.4 million as part of an $18.1 million equity offering to advance its efforts to develop a better battery to help power the expanding electric-vehicle and energy-storage market. The company, spun out in […]

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July 24, 2019
Protium Innovations LLC winner of hydrogen-solutions competition, the H2 Refuel Accelerator
Source: Protium Innovations LLC, Elijah Shoemake, July 22, 2019 Pullman, Wash. – Protium Innovations LLC, a local hydrogen solutions for electric transportation company, has landed one of seven coveted spots in the prestigious, international launch program, The H2 Refuel Accelerator. The H2 Refuel Accelerator has the support of international corporate giants Shell and Toyota, and the […]

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July 11, 2019
Impact Bionenergy Named to 5 Top Waste Management Startups Out Of 327 In Smart Cities
Source: Start Us Insights Waste-to-energy or energy-from-waste is an alternative energy source that can replace fossil fuels and recover energy from waste that otherwise ends up on landfills. Incineration, gasification, thermal depolymerization, pyrolysis, plasma gasification process, anaerobic digestion, fermentation, and other new technologies produce energy from waste. Seattle-based Impact Bioenergy offers bioenergy systems that convert organic waste […]

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July 11, 2019
Making food go further through waste reduction and innovation: King County Washington Food Waste Report
Source: KingCountygreen.com, June 25 Americans waste about 25 percent of all food and drinks we buy, to the tune of $130 every single month. It’s a growing problem with significant financial and environmental impacts. In 2017, 175,470 tons of commercially collected food waste from businesses and residents entered King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill. When we […]

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July 9, 2019
SnoPUD’s Planet Power to Fund Five Local Solar Projects
Source: SnoPUD.com, July 9 2019 Everett, WA – Snohomish County PUD’s Planet Power program recently awarded five local organizations funds for the construction of solar energy projects. Planet Power has focused on supporting organizations that provide community services and/or renewable energy education. The program was funded through voluntary contributions from PUD customers. In this final […]

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July 2, 2019
Puget Sound Energy steps closer to constructing 16-mile power line. But opponents are not backing down.
Source: Paige Cornwell, Seattle Times, July 1, 2019 The Bellevue hearing examiner has ruled in favor of Puget Sound Energy’s “Energize Eastside” project, bringing the utility one step closer to construction on a portion of the 16-mile power line project that’s been at the center of a nearly six-year debate.  The ruling approved PSE’s conditional-use permit for […]

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