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EFRC News

07.29.16

Summer 2016 EFRC Newsletter

The 19th edition of Frontiers in Energy ResearchExternal link, the EFRC Newsletter created by an editorial board of early career EFRC members, was published online on July 29, 2016.
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05.05.16

Spring 2016 EFRC Newsletter

The 18th edition of Frontiers in Energy ResearchExternal link, the EFRC Newsletter created by an editorial board of early career EFRC members, was published online on May 5, 2016.
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03.17.16

5 Ways to Get Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

Scientists are discovering new ways for solar panels to work on overcast days. This work, posted as a featured article on the Office of Science’s website, was supported in part by the following EFRCs: Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion (LMI) EFRC led by Ralph Nuzzo at the California Institute of Technology; Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center (ANSER) EFRC led by Michael Wasielewski at Northwestern University; and the Center for Solar Fuels (UNC) led by Thomas Meyer at the University of North Carolina Read More »

EFRC Events

09.22.16

"Energy Storage: Fundamental to Applied" Conference

On October 20-21, 2016 the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Solar Energy Research Center will host its 7th annual conference titled “Energy Storage: Fundamental to Applied.” The event will highlight work by the Center for Solar Fuels (UNC), Center for Mesoscale Transport Properties (m2m), and the Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center (ANSER). More information about the event can be found here.pdf file (456KB).

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10.23.15

"Building the Dye-Sensitized Solar Fuel Device" Conference

On October 15-16, 2015 the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Solar Energy Research Center hosted its 6th annual conference titled “Building the Dye-Sensitized Solar Fuel Device.” The event highlighted work by the Center for Solar Fuels (UNC), Center for Excitonics (CE), and the Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center (ICDC). More information about the event can be found hereExternal link.

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10.23.15

U.S.-France Science & Technology Workshop on Bioenergy

On October 1 – 2, 2015 the Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels (C3Bio) at Purdue University and Purdue’s Global Engineering Program co-hosted a free public workshop focused on scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st century energy economy in bioenergy. More information about the event can be found hereExternal link. Read More »

DOE Announcements

07.18.16Announcement

Energy Department Awards $40 Million for Research to Support Waste Cleanup at DOE Nuclear Sites

Four New Energy Frontier Research Centers Will Address Waste Challenge from Cold War-Era Weapons Production.


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09.30.15

Poetry of Science Contest

Today the Office of Science announced the winners of the EFRC Poetry of Science ContestExternal link and the start of the People’s Choice VotingExternal link. The entry with the most votes from the public between September 30 to October 21, 2015 11:59 pm will be given the People’s Choice Award at the Principal Investigators’ Meeting on October 26. Be sure to vote for your favorites at http://www.energyfrontier.us/poetryExternal link. Read More »

06.18.14

DOE Awards $100 Million for Innovative Energy Research

Projects will help enable advances in energy production and use. Read More »