September 19, 2018
SnoPUD: CleanTech Alliance Board Member John Haarlow Named General Manager
Source: Janice Podsada, Herald Net, September 19, 2018. The Snohomish County Public Utility District has chosen a finalist from within to run the utility.  Until Tuesday, (CleanTech Alliance Board Member) John Haarlow was merely known as Candidate D, one of four unnamed finalists. The three-member PUD commission offered him a contract Tuesday that pays a base salary […]

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September 19, 2018
Boeing: Funding for Stormwater Education and Steps Up for Healthy Salmon Habitat
Better STEM education and healthier water quality are the goals of a Boeing-sponsored stormwater curriculum designed to reach fourth-graders in Seattle Public Schools. Boeing is partnering with IslandWood to help teachers nurture a new generation of clean-water enthusiasts with engineering lessons that examine the causes of, and remedies to, the region’s stormwater issue, which in […]

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September 19, 2018
Boeing: First 777X Test Airplane Makes Its Debut
The first 777X off the production line has rolled out of the Boeing Everett factory. Referred to as the static airplane, the first 777X airplane is destined for a nearby building where it will be prepared for nearly year-long testing that begins in late 2018. Read more here.

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September 12, 2018
Idaho National Laboratory: WindSim Opens New Office in Idaho Falls
Source:  Marine Log, September 11, 2018. WindSim AS, the leading provider and pioneer of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) based Wind Farm Design Tools (WFDT) utilized for the design of wind farms both onshore and offshore is opening a new office in Idaho Falls, ID, continuing the path to commercialization of the WindSim Power Line-Optimization Solution, […]

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September 10, 2018
University of Washington: The Heart of Darkness
Source: James Urton, Columns, August 30, 2018. Six months after the hurricanes and five months before power was restored, UW volunteers worked with community organizers to install solar panels on rooftops in a remote part of Puerto Rico, bringing power to those who needed it most. In the light of a March sunset, an SUV […]

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September 10, 2018
Univ. of Washington spinout Membrion raises $1.8M for molecule filter technology
Source: Taylor Soper, Geekwire From winning the University of Washington Business Plan Competition to raising investment dollars, it’s been a busy past year-and-a-half for Membrion. The Seattle startup today announced a $1 million seed investment round from E8 and the E8 Fund; Bellingham Angel Investors; and individual angels. It also recently received a $748,000 grant from the […]

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September 10, 2018
Idaho National Laboratory: Carbon-Free Production of Hydrogen with Molten Salt Nuclear Reactors
Source:  Brian Wang, The Next Big Future, September 6, 2018.  Molten salt nuclear reactor developer Terrestrial Energy has partnered with Southern Company and several U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories (including Idaho National Laboratory) to develop a more efficient and cleaner method for producing hydrogen using nuclear heat and power. The two-year research and development […]

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September 6, 2018
PNNL Publishes Data on 2017 Distributed Wind Energy
Source:  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, August 23, 1018 The U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory issued its annual report on distributed wind capacity that shows larger installations of distributed wind power almost doubled in 2017. Distributed wind power is very localized, meaning that the power is generated near where it will be used, instead […]

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September 5, 2018
Puget Sound Energy: Renewable energy producers flood PSE with proposals
Source:  KGMI NewTalk, September 5, 2018. Puget Sound Energy was inundated with proposals after announcing they wanted to bring in renewable energy resources to make up for the closure of its units at their coal power plant in Montana. The company issued a request for project proposals in June and announced Tuesday they have started to […]

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