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2017 Feature Stories

The following feature stories take an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at how NREL is advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

May 2017

STEM Knowledge Puts Middle Schoolers in Driver's Seat

STEM Knowledge Puts Middle Schoolers in Driver's Seat

Student teams from across Colorado enjoy a day racing model electric cars at NREL

NREL Research Takes Off For International Space Station

NREL Research Takes Off For International Space Station

Students at Chatfield High School are hoping their algal research yields energy.

Industry Growth Forum Goes Swimmingly for Cleantech Innovators

Industry Growth Forum Goes Swimmingly for Cleantech Innovators

NREL's Industry Growth Forum convenes venture capitalists, government representatives, and cleantech experts.


March 2017

Computer-Aided Design Speeds Development of Safe, Affordable, and Efficient Batteries

Computer-Aided Design Speeds Development of Safe, Affordable, and Efficient Batteries

Cutting-edge battery simulation tools developed by NREL and its partners in the Computer-Aided Engineering for Electric Drive Vehicle Batteries (CAEBAT) project are improving battery safety and performance, while driving down cost and development time.

Sensor Company Acquires Innovation Incubator Awardee, Launches Next-Generation "Connected" Building Technology

Sensor Company Acquires Innovation Incubator Awardee, Launches Next-Generation "Connected" Building Technology

A sensor company has acquired the first beta-ready technology from the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator, which is co-administered by NREL.

NREL at 40: Research Efforts Drive Advanced Energy

NREL at 40: Research Efforts Drive Advanced Energy

Decades of world-class research has expanded the American energy landscape


February 2017

Lambkins Roar as the Top High School in the 27th Colorado Science Bowl

Lambkins Roar as the Top High School in the 27th Colorado Science Bowl

The Fort Collins High School Lambkins cruise to victory in a 47-team field at the 27th Colorado Science Bowl.


January 2017

Race for a Better Fuel Begins with NREL Researchers

Race for a Better Fuel Begins with NREL Researchers

Catalyst converts sustainable carbon sources into fuel for high-performance engines


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