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Wright Electric & Columbia University Receive U.S. Department of Energy Award for Ultra-Lightweight Battery Development

MALTA, NEW YORK — Wright Electric, in collaboration with Columbia University, is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Pioneering Railroad, Oceanic and Plane Electrification with 1K energy storage systems (PROPEL-1K) for their groundbreaking work on … [continued]

NREL’s rail optimization software, ALTRIOS, is demonstrating how autonomous, battery-electric rail vehicles built by Parallel Systems reduce the energy and greenhouse gas emissions required to move freight by rail. Photo from Parallel Systems

NREL’s Rail Optimization Software Is Putting Freight Electrification on the Fast Track

Collaboration With Parallel Systems Quantifies Benefits of Autonomous, Battery-Electric Rail Vehicles For more than a century, American freight trains—responsible for moving a fifth of the nation’s cargo—have run nearly exclusively on carbon-based fuels. But that could change in the coming decade, as railways eye ambitious federal clean-energy goals that call for investment … [continued]

The Kestrel high-performance computing system at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory accelerates energy efficiency and research at a pace and scale more than five times faster than NREL's previous supercomputer, Eagle. Finding ways to efficiently cool down data center facilities is important in a carbon-free future. Photo by Werner Slocum, NREL

NREL Joins $40 Million Effort To Advance Data Center Cooling Efficiency

ARPA-E Program Creates More Energy-Efficient Data Centers, Reducing Carbon Emissions and Mitigating Climate Change The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) joined a $40 million program led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to radically rethink how components within data centers are cooled. Among the 15 … [continued]