Portrait of Mary Ann Piette
May 27, 2010

The marketplace for Smart Grid technology products is expanding thanks in part to an open-source communications specification developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and its research partners.

May 20, 2010

John Newman, a UC Berkeley Professor of Chemical Engineering, and scientist in EETD in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has been selected to receive the prestigious Acheson Award by the Electrochemical Society. This award will be given to Newman at the next meeting of the Society, in Las Vegas during the week of October 10, 2010.

Newman's greatest contribution to the "objects, purposes or activities of The Electrochemical Society... Read More

Recovery Act logo
May 11, 2010

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has been awarded $8.6 million in Recovery Act funding for what the DOE calls "ambitious research projects that could fundamentally change the way the country uses and produces energy." The money will go towards four separate projects: one that will speed the development of materials that can absorb carbon dioxide emitted from power plants, another that will use a common soil bacterium to produce... Read More

Berkeley Lab chemist John Chmiola in lab
April 28, 2010

"Just think how often your fancy new mobile phone or computer has become little more than a paperweight because the battery lost its zeal for doing its job," says John Chmiola, a chemist with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). "At a time when cellphones can do more than computers could do at the beginning of the Clinton presidency, it would be an understatement to say that batteries have not been holding up their end of the mobile device bargain."

Photo of Venkat Srinivasan
March 22, 2010

EETD scientist Venkat Srinivasan has been writing a blog about batteries, advanced battery research and electric vehicles.

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December 11, 2009

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Honeywell an $11.4 million grant to help Southern California Edison implement automated demand response under OpenADR, the Open Automated Demand Response Communications Specification.

The grant was one of several Smart Grid Investment Grants awarded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

OpenADR was developed by researchers at the PIER Demand Response Research Center. The Center is based in the Environmental Energy... Read More