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microorganism growing on crystalline cellulose 02.15.12From the Labs

ORNL Explores Proteins in Yellowstone Bacteria for Biofuel InspirationExternal link

Efforts may lead to the development of a cheaper biofuel production process.
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02.13.12Presentations & Testimony

FY 2013 Budget Request to Congress for DOE’s Office of Science.pdf file (24.4MB)

Director Bill Brinkman presents the details of the Office of Science FY 2013 budget request.

scientific equipment using laser beams 02.10.12Energy.gov

America's Next Top Energy Innovator

The results are in. See who will attend the 2012 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit and present their innovation.
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02.07.12Press Release

Energy Department to Launch New Energy Innovation Hub Focused on Advanced Batteries and Energy Storage

R&D to lead to longer-lasting, more powerful, less expensive batteries for vehicles and electric grid applications.
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The methane trapped in frozen water burns easily, creating ice on fire.02.06.12Article

Frozen Cages and High-Energy Heroes

Lab research suggests hydrate 'cages' could be used to store hydrogen fuel.
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Close up of solar panels with raindrops02.01.12Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Enhancing the Energy Harvest

EFRC researchers fashion solar cells with greater than 100% "Quantum Efficiency."
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Differences in the abundance of the types of sugar that can be extracted from four varieties of Sorgham after inoculation with the microbe Clostridium phytofermentans.02.01.12Science Highlights

New Approaches for Conversion of Plant Biomass to Ethanol

Researchers develop new assay for ease of converting plant biomass to ethanol. Read More »

Unique catalyst is also capable of driving the reaction and then reversing it – converting electricity to hydrogen for storage and then converting it back to electricity for use.02.01.12Science Highlights

Hydrogen Production Forwards and Backwards

A single reversible catalyst enables energy to be both stored and released on demand. Read More »

Polymeric sugars called Xyloglucans (black lines) were thought to tether cellulose microfibrils (red lines) in primary cell walls (top panel).02.01.12Science Highlights

Tether No More: A Revised Model for Plant Cell Walls

Biomechanical studies challenge current depictions of plant primary cell wall architecture. Read More »

Chemical Shift Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of a lithium battery after charging.02.01.12Science Highlights

Brains, Knees, . . . and now Batteries

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method non-destructively images the chemical and structural changes in a lithium ion battery. Read More »

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