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NREL Research Advances Hydrogen Production Efforts

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 03:00
Researchers at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have made advances toward affordable photoelectrochemical (PEC) production of hydrogen.

A Metabolic Pathway in Cyanobacteria Could Yield Better Biofuels and Bioproducts from Photosynthesis

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 03:00
Scientists from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have discovered that a metabolic pathway previously only suggested to be functional in photosynthetic organisms is actually a major pathway and can enable efficient conversion of carbon dioxide to organic compounds.

2014 Data Book Shows Increased Use of Renewable Electricity

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 03:00
The 2014 Renewable Energy Data Book shows that U.S. renewable electricity grew to 15.5 percent of total installed capacity and 13.5 percent of total electricity generation. Published annually by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on behalf of the Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the Data Book illustrates United States and global energy statistics, including renewable electricity generation, renewable energy development, clean energy investments, and technology-specific data and trends.

NREL Research Advances Understanding of Photoelectrodes

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 03:00
Scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a new probe that could lead to a better photoelectrochemical cell.

NREL Estimates Economically Viable U.S. Renewable Generation

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 03:00
Analysts at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are providing, for the first time, a method for measuring the economic potential of renewable energy across the United States.

NREL Research Honored With R&D 100 Awards

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 03:00
A technology developed at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been honored by R&D Magazine as a winner of a coveted R&D 100 award as well as an Editor’s Choice award.

NREL Growth Forum Brings Together Clean Energy Innovators

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 03:00
The Industry Growth Forum, hosted by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), this week attracted more than 400 investors, entrepreneurs, technologists and thought leaders to Denver. At the conclusion of the event three companies were honored with Best Venture and Outstanding Venture Awards.