October 16, 2019
National Grid and PNNL Collaborate to Capture Full Value of Grid Energy Storage
Source: Nick Hennen, PNNL, October 9, 2019 With the simple cutting of a ribbon this week, residents of Nantucket Island, joined by state and local officials and representatives from National Grid, the U.S Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity (OE), and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), ushered in a new era of energy resiliency and efficiency on […]

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October 14, 2019
Scientists Pinpoint Cause of Harmful Dendrites and Whiskers in Lithium Batteries
Source: PNNL, October 14, 2019 Scientists have uncovered a root cause of the growth of needle-like structures—known as dendrites and whiskers—that plague lithium batteries, sometimes causing a short circuit, failure, or even a fire. The team, led by Chongmin Wang at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has shown that the presence of […]

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October 10, 2019
ASHLEY FINAN NAMED DIRECTOR AND NICHOLAS SMITH, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, OF NATIONAL REACTOR INNOVATION CENTER
Source: INL, October 3rd, 2019  Dr. John Wagner, associate laboratory director of Idaho National Laboratory’s Nuclear Science & Technology Directorate, has announced the selection of Dr. Ashley Finan to serve as director, and Nicholas Smith to serve as deputy director of the INL-based National Reactor Innovation Center. As NRIC directors, Finan and Smith will lead […]

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October 1, 2019
CleanTech Members Beta Hatch and Sironix Renewables on GeekWire’s Elevator Pitch
Source: John Cook, Geekwire, September 5, 2019 In the season two debut of Elevator Pitch, presented by PACCAR, we meet Virginia Emery of Beta Hatch; Christoph Krumm of Sironix Renewables; and Keith McCall of Pollen Systems. The three entrepreneurs — all operating in the agricultural tech and environmental impact arena — have never before pitched in a moving elevator. […]

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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 26, 2019
Governor Cuomo Announces Winners of 76West Clean Energy Competition
Source: New York State Government, September 26, 2019 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the six winning companies of the 76West Clean Energy Competition, one of the largest competitions in the country that supports growing clean energy businesses to foster economic development. Pittsburgh-based Optimus Technologies, which manufactures biodiesel fuel systems for diesel trucks that reduce […]

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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 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 16, 2019
Pacific Power on track to meet 2019 renewable energy targets
Source: UTC, August 8, 2019 The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission found Pacific Power, one of the state’s investor-owned electric utilities, is in compliance with state renewable energy requirements for 2019. The Energy Independence Act, approved by voters in 2006, requires qualifying electric utilities to obtain a certain percentage of their electricity from eligible renewable […]

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September 11, 2019
U.S. Nuclear Lab Partners with Utilities
Source: Columbian, September 11, 2019. BOISE, Idaho — The U.S. government’s primary nuclear lab is partnering with three energy utilities to find an economical way to use nuclear energy to produce hydrogen that can be stored and used to power everything from industry to personal vehicles, officials said Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Energy said […]

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