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Not one, but two! Two Alden teams have been selected as U.S. Department of Energy Fish Protection Prize CONCEPT Stage winners for their fish exclusion innovations. The 9 winning teams will move onto the INCUBATION stage and will work with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to advance their ideas. Three grand prize winners will be named.

Find out more about the three-stage contest and the winning design ideas from the Alden teams. Wish them luck!

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Did you know that National Intern Day occurs the last Thursday in July? This summer, we have several interns working with us, including one who is back for a second year. Before she heads back to Ohio State University to complete her senior year, we asked her: What’s It Like to Intern at Alden?

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When a school experienced a problem with exhaust gas ingestion, our experts used ASHRAE specifications and CFD modeling to evaluate a proposed design solution. Spoiler alert: wind played a role in the outcome. 

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The American Fisheries Society Virtual Annual Meeting is taking place September 14-25. We'll be presenting our work on Downstream Passage for silver American Eels in the River Connectivity and Fish Passage session. Our Fish Protection Prize Contest teams will also be presenting to a panel of judges during this event. 

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Natel Energy and Alden were once again featured in an article highlighting the challenges of harnessing clean, renewable energy from rivers that includes the use of fish-safe turbines.

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One minor decision had a major impact for one of our engineers—not only did it give her a new hobby, it eventually led her to work at Alden. Read how it all worked out.

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Additional updates to the Wet Stack Design FAQ's were made to include even more answers to frequently asked questions related to wet stack studies and design. 

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