July 12, 2018
Avista News: Hydro One CEO and Board Ousted in Political Shakeup
Source:  Becky Kramer, The Spokesman-Review, July 11, 2018. The future of Avista’s sale to Hydro One was unclear Wednesday evening, after the Canadian utility’s CEO was ousted Wednesday by Ontario’s new premier, and the entire board of directors submitted resignations. The Toronto-based utility had planned to purchase Avista in a $5.3 billion deal expected to […]

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June 28, 2018
WA Flexible Electronics Company and UW Team Win Federal Grant for Manufacturing
Source:  University of Washington Clean Energy Institute. MicroConnex is partnering with UW professor J. Devin MacKenzie to develop a new manufacturing process for printed flexible electronics at the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds (June 28, 2018-Seattle, WA)  J. Devin MacKenzie, technical director of the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds and Washington Research Foundation professor of clean energy, materials science and […]

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June 27, 2018
Daniel Schwartz Receives Presidential Award for Excellence
(Washington, DC–June 25, 2018)  President Trump named Daniel Schwartz of the University of Washington as a recipient of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM).  Twenty-seven individuals and fourteen organizations were honored.  PAESMEM recognizes outstanding efforts of mentors in encouraging the next generation of innovators and developing a science and engineering workforce that […]

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June 27, 2018
CLEAN ENERGY FUND: Prospectus now available for new grants to nonprofit lenders
The Washington State Energy Office at the Department of Commerce will be accepting grant applications from nonprofit lenders in Washington to establish or expand revolving loan programs that promote widespread use of proven energy efficiency and renewable energy. These grants from the state Clean Energy Fund are intended to provide funding for projects that have been […]

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June 20, 2018
Regional Utilities Collaborate on Future of Electrification
The Pacific Northwest Utility Transportation Electrification Collaborative, a group of northwest utilities, recently released a comprehensive study aimed at better understanding the economic, environmental and other regional benefits related to the electrification of transportation.

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June 14, 2018
Seawater Yields First Grams of Yellowcake
(Sequim, WA–June 13, 2018)  For the first time, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and LCW Supercritical Technologies have created five grams of yellowcake — a powdered form of uranium used to produce fuel for nuclear power production — using acrylic fibers to extract it from seawater. “This is a significant milestone,” said Gary Gill, […]

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June 11, 2018
PNNL Technology Clears Way for Ethanol-Derived Jet Fuel
ASTM International recently revised ASTM D7566 Annex A5 — the Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons — to add ethanol as an approved feedstock for producing alcohol-to-jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene (ATJ-SPK). The revision of ASTM D7566 Annex A5 clears the way for increased adoption of sustainable aviation fuels because ethanol feedstocks can be made […]

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June 5, 2018
Pharmaceutical material shows promise for better grid-scale batteries
PNNL develops new phenazine-based compound for redox flow batteries:  An organic molecule used in dyes and antibiotics may be the key to less expensive, more efficient redox flow batteries. Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed a highly reversible, water soluble material based on phenazine. The compound could serve as an alternative […]

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June 1, 2018
Impact Bioenergy is Building Digesters in California and Pennsylvania
(Seattle, WA – June 1, 2018)  Seattle-based Impact Bioenergy has received orders for microdigesters from University of California San Diego and University of Pittsburg to bring campuses a breakthrough in onsite organic waste recycling. These are zero waste systems that convert food waste and other organic materials into renewable energy and probiotic plant food. Campuses are Innovating. UC […]

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