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  • 09/21/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, September 21

    Engineering, LSA faculty to pursue battery breakthroughs as part of nationwide battery initiative U-M Energy Institute, feat. Don Siegel, Jeff Sakamoto, Adam Matzger, and Melanie Sanford Five University of Michigan faculty will be part of the second five-year phase of the Joint Center for Energy Storage (JCESR) research, an ambitious…

  • 09/20/18

    Engineering, LSA faculty to pursue battery breakthroughs as part of nationwide battery initiative

    Five University of Michigan faculty will be part of the second five-year phase of the Joint Center for Energy Storage (JCESR) research, an ambitious Department of Energy project aimed at breaking the scientific barriers to realizing next-generation batteries. DOE will fund JCESR up to $120 million over the five-year renewal…

  • 09/14/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, September 14

    – “A Review on Energy, Environmental, and Sustainability Implications of Connected and Automated Vehicles” was accepted by Environmental Science and Technology last week, featuring Ming Xu. – This week’s Energy Economics Briefing: Shining a Light on Coal Consumption. Learn more about the briefings, and sign up to receive them each…

  • 09/07/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, September 7

    Got grant or publication news you’d like to share? Send it our way. –Lots of DOE News this week: Andre Boehman, Brad Cardinale and Levi Thompson have together received a $2 million DOE award for an algae-to-fuels and cleaner combustion project. Andre’s put together a detailed project summary you can…

  • 08/31/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, August 31

    -Announcement: Click here to check out this LG Chem startup innovation competition for new battery technologies and business models. -Congratulations to Don Siegel for his receipt of the Secretary of Energy’s Achievement Award for his work on the JCESR project! -Greg Keoleian is a co-author of “Global carbon intensity of…

  • 08/31/18

    JCESR, Don Siegel receive Secretary of Energy’s Achievement Award

    The U.S. Secretary of Energy’s office has awarded the Secretary of Energy’s Achievement Award to the Scientific and Operational Leadership team for the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR).

    Twenty-nine individuals across multiple JCESR institutions were named as recipients of the award. The Department of Energy (DOE) bestows this award upon DOE employees or contractors who attain significant achievements on behalf of the Department.

  • 08/10/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, August 10

    A group focused on pulling carbon dioxide from the air and repackaging it into useful products has found a new home at the University of Michigan. The Global CO2 Initiative said officials at the university would assume control of the group, which has $4.5 million in funding and help from scholars overseas. The organization said it is working to cut 10 percent of carbon emissions from the atmosphere annually by 2030. “That’s roughly 4 gigatons,” the group said in a statement, adding that the emissions removed could be processed into useful materials, fuels and carbon-fiber-based products.

  • 08/03/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, August 3

    Trump administration unveils its plan to relax car pollution rules The New York Times, feat. John DeCicco The Trump administration on Thursday put forth its long-awaited proposal to freeze antipollution and fuel-efficiency standards for cars, significantly weakening one of President Barack Obama’s signature policies to combat global warming. The proposed…

  • 07/27/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, July 27

    5 things to watch as the Trump administration weakens car rules Scientific American, feat. John DeCicco With the Trump administration set to weaken Obama-era fuel economy standards for passenger cars and trucks, a chasm is opening between red and blue states. EPA is expected to propose a rule in the…

  • 07/20/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, July 20

    When corporations take credit for green deeds their lobbying may tell another story The Conversation, feat. Tom Lyon Today most large companies like Exxon Mobil, Ford and GM issue slick reports extolling their efforts to conserve resources, use renewable energy or fund clean water supplies in developing countries. This emphasis…