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Spray Foam Coalition continues sponsorship of DOE’s Race to Zero Student Design Competition

As we have for the past few years, the Spray Foam Coalition of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) sponsored the 2017 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Race to Zero Student Design Competition. This year, the first-place winner in the small multifamily housing contest – from Georgia Tech – used […]

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White House to establish new innovation institute for manufacture of advanced fiber-reinforced polymer composites

Innovations in energy efficiency – nearly every one made possible by chemistry – are reducing energy demand for our cars, homes and businesses. And recently, the White House announced an important step towards even greater efficiency across the American manufacturing sector. President Obama unveiled a new program through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that […]

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Students educate the public on building efficiency at DOE’s 2013 Solar Decathlon

University students from around the U.S. traveled to Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif. this week to participate in the biennial Solar Decathlon, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Solar Decathlon is a competition that promotes energy efficiency by challenging collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered homes. The winning team […]

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Harnessing the power of wind through chemistry

The Department of Energy recently announced two reports that show record highs for wind energy production and manufacturing in the U.S. According to DOE, “Wind energy is now the fastest growing source of power in the United States – representing 43 percent of all new U.S. electric generation capacity in 2012 and $25 billion in […]

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New energy secretary Moniz says energy efficiency is a priority

Just a few hours after being sworn in as the new U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz pronounced his commitment to energy efficiency. “Efficiency is going to be a big focus as we go forward,” Moniz said at the 2013 Energy Efficiency Global Forum in Washington, D.C., as reported by Nick Juliano with E&E News. Moniz reminded the audience of President […]

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ARPA-E Innovation Summit focuses on ‘outside-the-box’ American energy solutions

When it comes to nurturing innovation in American energy, the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) is our country’s “outside-the-box” dreamweaver, and it promises to kick into high gear this week during the 2012 Energy Innovation Summit in Washington, DC. ARPA-E’s mission is simple: “To focus on creative ‘out-of-the-box’ transformational energy research that industry […]

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