DOE Announces Over $65 Million in Public and Private Funding to Commercialize Promising Energy Technologies

June 28, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced over $30 million in federal funding, matched by over $35 million in private sector funds, for 68 projects that will accelerate the commercialization of promising energy technologies—ranging from clean energy and advanced manufacturing, to building efficiency and next-generation materials. These awards will help deploy innovative solutions from DOE’s National Labs onto the marketplace helping to create new jobs and businesses, while strengthening the nation’s economic competitiveness and achieving President Biden’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

“President Biden is serious about making sure America corners the clean energy market—and that means we need to work with our nation’s savviest entrepreneurs to fast-track solutions from DOE’s National Labs into commercial-ready technologies,” said Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “These projects will help us deploy game-changing innovations that position us to win the clean energy race, while creating jobs and opportunity across every pocket of the country.”

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory—$2,029,599 in federal funds, cost-shared by partners in Massachusetts, Ohio and Connecticut. Projects include a detector for the identification of fissionable materials, sustainable aviation fuel, and reducing the water requirement of hydrogen production.

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Los Alamos National Laboratory—$4,724,659 in federal funds, cost-shared by partners in California, Maryland, and Massachusetts. Projects include the remote monitoring of power transmission lines, an innovative manufacturing technology for carbon-carbon composites, an innovative approach to renewable hydrogen production, and machine learning of natural and engineered geoscience processes.

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory—$5,044,337 in federal funds, cost-shared by partners in California, Florida, New York, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Delaware, Virginia, and North Carolina. Projects include thin films for solar modules, hybrid power plants, bioproducts, offshore wind turbines, electric aviation systems, grid resilience, super insulation, wind power plants, hydrogen-based power plant support, energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, distributed energy resources management, bio-based insecticides, and CO2 waste gas scrubbing processes.

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